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Does chlamydia lay dormant in women?

Does chlamydia lay dormant in women?

It may be 'silent': But that doesn't mean it isn't doing tremendous damage to your body. ...Read more

Chlamydia (Definition)

Chlamydia is a curable sexually transmitted infection that is caused by the bacteria chlamydia trachomatis. This bacteria infects mucous membranes of the urethra, vagina, cervix, anus, rectum, eyelid, and throat. Chlamydia may be asymptomatic but some patients experience pain or burning during urination, nausea, fever, vaginal discharge, ...Read more


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How long can chlamydia lay dormant in males?

How long can chlamydia lay dormant in males?

A Long Time: Chlamydia doesn't always cause symptoms, so it may go unnoticed until you are tested for chlamydia or the infection has spread to other areas of the body. ...Read more

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How long can gonorrhea lay dormant in women?

How long can gonorrhea lay dormant in women?

Gonorrhea: If treated it should not lay dormant. Once you treated correctly, it is gone unless you are again exposed. ...Read more

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How long can chlamydia lie dormant in men?

How long can chlamydia lie dormant in men?

Until Treated: Generally, chlamydia will stay in the male body until it is treated. Symptoms may disappear, but the infection can continue to other areas, like the epididymis or testes. ...Read more

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Can gonorrhea be dormant?

"Subclinical": Either you have an infection or you don't - really the term you are seeking is "subclinical"; not everyone who has an infection will develop the "burning"/discharge/"drip"/..... If you are certain that you were exposed, you should probably be treated anyway..... ...Read more

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How long can chlamydia lie dormant in a woman's body?

How long can chlamydia lie dormant in a woman's body?

Long time: Chlamydia is a stealth germ. You can have chlamydia without having any obvious symptoms. This is part of the reason that pregnant women are routinely screened. Other women who should be screened: sexually active 15-25 year olds, women>25 year old with new partners or multiple partners. ...Read more

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How long can trichomonas lie dormant in a male?

How long can trichomonas lie dormant in a male?

A long time: Trichomonas is a real pesky organism. In some cases it can be present undetected for years. In most cases this is not the case but it is possible. ...Read more

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How long can the human papilloma virus lay dormant?

How long can the human papilloma virus lay dormant?

Varies: Once cells are invaded by hpv, a latency (quiet) period of months to years may occur. The exact incubation time is unknown, but most investigators believe the incubation period is 3 months. It is now known that some hpv infections are actually transient and temporary, and that the body may actually eliminate the virus successfully. This is most likely when infected at a young age. ...Read more

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How long can chlamydia and herpes stay dormant inside?

How long can chlamydia and herpes stay dormant inside?

Lifetime: Chlamydia can be eradicated with antibiotics. Once you have herpes you have provided it with a permanent home. ...Read more

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Can dormant HPV be spread?

Can dormant HPV  be spread?

Yes, but...: Yes, but the type of hpv that causes abnormal pap smears in women doesn't cause any untoward symtpoms for men. Also, there is no testing in men for that particular type of hpv. For women, the relevant testing is the pap smear or an hpv dna test of the cervix. ...Read more

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How long can chlamydia be dormant?

How long can chlamydia be dormant?

Rarely for years: In one study, about 54% of people cleared their chlamydia infection (without treatment) in one year and 95% cleared it in 4 years. Clearly there are then some folks who carry chlamydia unknowingly for some time. The best way to know is to get tested as many people don't have symptoms. See your doctor or sexualhealth.Com. Use condoms to prevent chlamydia. Be sure you & your partner r both treated. ...Read more

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Can genital warts keep returning or does it lay dormant after treatment?

Can genital warts keep returning or does it lay dormant after treatment?

Can return: It may return once or twice after treatment, but then usually goes dormant because the population of virus has been reduced and your own immune system suppresses it, but in immunocompromised patients it may keep recurring. ...Read more

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How long can genital herpes be dormant for?

How long can genital herpes be dormant for?

Years. : Usually, outbreaks occur monthly or every few monts, becoming less frequent with time. ...Read more

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Can e-coli lay dormant and then suddenly cause kidney infections?

Can e-coli lay dormant and then suddenly cause kidney infections?

No: E. Coli is commonly found around the external urinary openings but it does not lay dormant. It will actively infect when it can. Infections may appear suddenly. ...Read more

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How can symptoms of chlamydia or gonorrhea show up after being dormant?

How can symptoms of chlamydia or gonorrhea show up after being dormant?

Variable: You might have no symptoms at all or you can have irregular bleeding, pain, discharge, pain with intercourse, fever, etc. Just because you are asking the question, you must get in and get rechecked for these infections. ...Read more

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What happens if you contract the HPV virus, does it lay dormant forever?

What happens if you contract the HPV virus, does it lay dormant forever?

Possible ...: Contacting HPV may not necessarily contract it. Contracting it does mean you will have clinical appearance of wart lesion, but may become its carrier. This situation reflects the balance of the infectivity of the HPV subtype you contracted and host (you) immune defense ability. While disliking to hear such uncertainty, this is the life reality yet we have to face and deal with. More? Ask Doc .... ...Read more

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Can genital herpes HSV-2 lay dormant for years before initial outbreak?

Can genital herpes HSV-2 lay dormant for years before initial outbreak?

Initial no 2nd, yes: Initial exposure with lesions will be evident within 2 weeks. Secondary recurrence can lay dormant for long periods of time before reemerging. ...Read more

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Can the parasite lay dormant in a man with out infecting sex partner?

Can the parasite lay dormant in a man with out infecting sex partner?

Depends: It depends on the parasite. Different parasites infect different tissues of the body and have unique life cycles. It is possible for a parasite to hide for years and not infect your partner. It is also possible that you may be putting your partner at risk. If you suspect a parasite, it is important that you get evaluated and get treated. ...Read more

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Can herpes turn into chlamydia if untreated?

No: Chlamydia and herpes are two totally different infections. Stds do tend to occur together though because the high risk behavior that causes exposures associates with all stds. ...Read more

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Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
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Chlamydia Infection (Definition)

A sexually transmitted infection caused by a bacteria. Genital symptoms include burning on urination, vaginal or penile discharge, pain with sexual intercourse or ...Read more