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how long does it take for chlamydia to make you infertile

A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Likes
18 years experience Fertility Medicine
Chlamydia: Having a history of chlamydia will increase your chances of being infertile in the future due to the possibility of tubal disease. You will most like ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Blass
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Possibly: It implies that you are putting yourself, or your partner is, for other sexually transmissible diseases.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Maybe: About 15% of females with untreated chlamydia can develop pelvic inflammatory diseases which in some cases can lead to infertility. Sterility in men i ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Traub
19 years experience Fertility Medicine
Varies: Even with one episode of chlamydia one can damage the fallopian tubes. That damage can occur all at once immediately during the infection or can get w ... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Ramirez
36 years experience Fertility Medicine
Depends: If treated, chlamydia can be cured. Sexually active women under 25 should be tested. Untreated, about 40% of women with untreated chlamydia will devel ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hillsman
44 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Chlamydia: This question must be reviwed by your gyn doc or primary care physician.
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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.
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
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andre Harris
19 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
How long till cure: After treatment for chlamydia, either a single dose or a seven day course you need to abstain from sex for at least 7 days. This is the best way to pr ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. George Valdez
Specializes in Family Medicine
Days: There arent necessarily symptoms, so you should get checked if you had unprotected sex, use protection in the future.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
A few days: Anywhere from 2-3 days or up to 7-10 days.

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