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how long does it take for chlamydia to cause pid

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
that's very variable: Damage may start quickly in some females (weeks to months) and longer in others.

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
14 years experience Infectious Disease
Hard to say: It is well known that stds such as chlamydia, especially in long standing infections, can lead to pid; however, pid ranges from subclinical and asympt ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Hard to say...: If untreated 10 to 15% of women with chlamydia may develop pelvic inflammatory disease (pid). Pid may start developing within weeks to months of infec ... Read More
Dr. Harold Tsai
30 years experience Urology
Pid: Chlamydia does not always progress into pid. Usually untreated std can eventually place one at risk for developing pid. This could several weeks an ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
9 years experience Dermatology
Can be one episode: Pid can lead to scarring inside the fallopian tubes after a single episode, particularly if it is not treated early. This scarring can lead to inferti ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
48 years experience Rheumatology
Weeks to months!: Weeks to months, although it may take longer. My advice is: since over 25% of men and women under 30 are infected, why have unprotected sex? Second, i ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rahil Malik
10 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Once antibiotics are given, the inflammation subsides in a week. The earlier you have treatment done, the lower risk for infertility in future. Use co ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Uncertain: If untreated, 10 to 15 of women w chlamydia may develop pelvic inflammatory disease (pid). Pid may start developing within weeks to months of infectio ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Uncertain: Chlamydia is the most common cause of PID, but most chlamydial infections don't result in PID. There are no data on duration of PID and permantent tub ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
PID and Infections: One should go zero days knowing they have an infection before treating. There is no one right answer to your question, except that any delay in treatm ... Read More
A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chuck Shaffer
33 years experience Bariatrics
See below: Chlamydia is known as a "silent" disease. This is because 75 percent of infected women and at least half of infected men have no symptoms. If symptom ... Read More
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