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How long will you have to have chlamydia to develop pelvic inflammatory disease?

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Dr. Collin Smikle
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Chlamydia and PID: The longer you have chlamydia without treatment, the more likely you can have pid. Chlamydia acts by migrating from the cervix to the fallopian tubes so it takes some time. If you use birth control pills, it may take a bit longer. Still, you can't know truly whether there is any effect until you have some testing to confirm the tubes are open after being treated.

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A 30-year-old member asked:

How long do you have to have chlamydia to develop pelvic inflammatory disease pid?

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Dr. Jumnah Thanapathy
Obstetrics and Gynecology 46 years experience
Unknown: There is no magic number. It all depends on your body and your immunity. If your immunity is low the disease can reek havoc. If it is high it will keep the progression of the disease in check.
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A 21-year-old member asked:

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

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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.
A 39-year-old member asked:

How long does it take for chlamydia to cause pelvic inflammatory disease?

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Dr. Howard Feinberg
Rheumatology 37 years experience
14 days: Most chlamydia infections do not cause any symptoms. Pelvic inflammatory disease usually occurs 7-21 days after exposure if it occurs.
A 42-year-old member asked:

How long does it take for a woman who has chlamydia to develop pelvic inflammatory disease?

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Dr. Li-Min Hwang
Obstetrics and Gynecology 45 years experience
7 days: As short as 7 days or less. However, many women may not be symptomatic for a long time, weeks or longer. Some may have no symptoms at all.
A 21-year-old member asked:

Does having chlamydia increase your risk for pelvic inflammatory disease?

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Dr. Moez Khorsandi
Urology 27 years experience
Yes: Chlamydia and gonnorhhea are 2 of the most common agents to cause pelvic inflammatory disease. Any person in contact with a sexual partner who has either of these infections, should be treated as well toprevent the long term problems of pelvic inflammatory disease.

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