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A 20-year-old male asked:

can chlamydia and gonorrhea show their symptoms after 6 months of possible exposure?

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Dr. Phillip Goebel
Emergency Medicine 16 years experience
Yes : Both of those infections can be silent for extended periods of time.

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A 40-year-old member asked:

Is it safe to treat chlamydia while pregnant?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
YES!: It is very safe to treat chlamydia in pregnancy. In fact, chlamydia can be very dangerous in pregnancy and you should be tested for it in one of your first visits. Chlamydia can cause preterm labor and eye infections in the baby.
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A 21-year-old member asked:

How long can you have chlamydia before it causes pelvic inflammatory disease

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
Urology 27 years experience
Variable: This is variable from person to person depending on multiple factors. But the lag time can range from months to years. Symptoms may also be acute in onset or gradualover a long period of time.
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A 25-year-old member asked:

I have chlamydia - can I still get pregnant?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Yes: Chlamydia can cause a variety of problems with the female genital tract. It can scar the fallopian tubes & interfere with establishment of a pregnancy. However, treatment after early detection may preserve these structures. Work with your health care provider to find your best options.
A 21-year-old member asked:

Where can I get a test or treatment for chlamydia?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
Urology 27 years experience
STC clinic or doctor: Testing for chlamydia can be performed in your physicians office or ata local std clinic ("free clinic"). The testing is very easy and treatment requires taking antibiotics.
A 21-year-old member asked:

If so many people with chlamydia don't have symptoms, why is it necessary to get treated?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
Urology 27 years experience
Long-term sequela: Even though there are no symptoms, treatment should be sought to prevent long-term complications from chlamydial infections such pelvic inflammatory disease, chronic prostatitis, preventing others from getting infected, possible abcess formation, and urinary difficulties.

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