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Will chlamydia always cause pid

A 67-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chuck Shaffer
32 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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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
that's very variable: Damage may start quickly in some females (weeks to months) and longer in others.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 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 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marisa Johnson
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
Yes: It can be quite common for women to have evidence of past pid without ever having had symptoms. Unfortunately this is usually discovered when someone ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Malini Shah
31 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
PID: Pid is pelvic inflammatory disease and we treat both even if one of them results positive.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Less often: It depends on the type and variety of sexual exposure. If you had vaginal intercourse after rectal......you can have colonic bacteria related infectio ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milroy Samuel
23 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: You would have pain through out your pelvis.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Baumann
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Possibly: Azithromycin helps against a variety of bacteria. To treat PID effectively, the bacteria that cause the PID need to be identified.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Varies: Chlamydia may enter the female genital tract and cause injury & scaring to the sensitive fallopian tubes or worse. If an infection is detected pri ... Read More

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