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A 36-year-old member asked:

How long after you get the symptoms of chlamydia does it take for damage to show up?

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Dr. David Miller
Dr. David Milleranswered
Family Medicine 11 years experience
Don't wait and see: If you suspect that you have chlamydia, or any sexually transmitted disease, you should be evaluated and treated immediately. Don't wait around for something bad to happen. Take care of it right now.

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A 41-year-old member asked:

How long does it take symptoms of chlamydia to show once caught?

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Dr. Joseph Peter
Adolescent Medicine 42 years experience
Thanks for asking!: Incubation period of chlamydia illness is variable depending on the type of infection .Usually one week.
A 38-year-old member asked:

How long does it take you to see any symptoms of chlamydia?

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Dr. Robert Lutz
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
May never: Silent disease for many if have any suspicion get checked as it may not show any symptoms in many women.
A member asked:

How long would it take chlamydia to show up on a test?

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Depends: There are five tests for chlamydia. One, a culture can take three days. The others are rapid tests of varying degrees of accuracy. You and your doctor can decide which is appropriate in your circumstance. If positive, be sure to have all your consorts treated. See: http://www.Webmd.Com/sexual-conditions/chlamydia-tests.
Wellsville, OH
A 22-year-old female asked:

How long can it take to show signs with Chlamydia?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
A few days to never: Most women with chlamydia don't develop signs or symptoms at all. About 20-40% get vaginal discharge, discomfort on urination, spotting between periods (especially after sex), or more severe symptoms like low abdominal pain and fever. When there are symptoms, they can start anywhere from a few days to months after catching it. If you think you were exposed, don't wait for symptoms; get tested now.

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