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is it possible for signs/symptoms of chlamydia to take almost a year to show up in a female?

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Dr. CESAR HOLGADO
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Chlamydia: Some std's like chlamydia may start insidiously and the symptoms often mimic an exaggerated vaginal discharge. Pain and fever often develops late in the disease when the condition is advanced. In a significant amount of patients, the infectious agent is found only during a routine check-up. This makes it difficult to pinpoint the exact time one got the disease.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Some never know: Some women (up to 1/2) have chlamydia with few or no apparent symptoms & find out on a random office visit.

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A 45-year-old member asked:

When a woman has chlamydia, what does it mean?

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Dr. Denise Elser
Specializes in Gynecology
STD: Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by a type of bacteria called chlamydia trachomatis. It is the most common bacterial STD in the US. There can be vaginal discharge or burning w/ urination but often w/o symptoms. Because it can lead to serious pelvic infection (PID) &silently damage fallopian tubes & affect fertility, sexually active women under age 25 should be screened.
A 32-year-old member asked:

How is chlamydia diagnosed in women?

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Dr. Usha Mukhytar
Gynecology 26 years experience
Vaginal cevical cult: Culture from vagina and cervix for chlymadia also on pap smear urine exam can also detect chlymadia.
A 20-year-old female asked:

Does chlamydia lie dormant in women even after it has been treated?

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Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
No: If treated should be done bit can be reinfected. Was your partner treated.
A 47-year-old member asked:

How long can a woman have chlamydia without knowing?

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Dr. Marvin Den
Internal Medicine 45 years experience
Definitely: If you are sexually active with numerous partners or an infected one you can acquire the infection and not know it. If concerned see your gyn and be checked out.
A 23-year-old male asked:

How long can a female go untreated with chlamydia before developing pid?

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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
PID and Infections: One should go zero days knowing they have an infection before treating. There is no one right answer to your question, except that any delay in treatment risks pid. Treat known infections urgently. Always.

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