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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

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 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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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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Can chlamydia remain dormant in the body for years?

Can chlamydia remain dormant in the body for years?

Yes: Chlamydia may be a silent infection for years. Even though it it not causing any overt symptoms, it may be causing inflammation of the the cervix, the uterus, and the tubes. Over time this can result in damage to the tubes that may affect fertility. It is important to have a PCR test for chlamydia if you have had sex without condoms with a partner who could be infected. ...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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Does genital herpes lay dormant for years before initial outbreak?

Does genital herpes lay dormant for years before initial outbreak?

Herpes: Recurrent herpetic outbreaks are usually shorter in duration (averaging 7 days), with less severe symptoms and are often preceded by a prodrome of itching or burning in the affected area. Systemic symptoms are usually absent. Most people diagnosed with a first episode of genital herpes can expect to have several (typically four or five) outbreaks (symptomatic recurrences) within a year. ...Read more

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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

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Is it possible for HIV to lie dormant for 4 years before showing symptoms?

Is it possible for HIV to lie dormant for 4 years before showing symptoms?

Yes indeed: This is exactly how HIV behaves. HIV infected people usually feel and look entirely well for up to 10 years, sometimes even longer. But the infection is not truly dormant; the virus is busy destroying the immune system. If you think you have HIV, absence of symptoms doesn't mean anything; you must be tested to know. If you are at risk and haven't been tested, do it now! Good luck. ...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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Can the parasite that causes trichomonasis lay dormant in a male for a long period of time without infecting his female sex partner? been diagnosed

Can the parasite that causes trichomonasis lay dormant in a male for a long period of time without infecting his female sex partner? been diagnosed

Yes: Men and women with trichomoniasis often have no symptoms and can infect their sexual partners. Both partners should be treated. ...Read more

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Can hsv1 remain dormant for over 20 years and then flare up?

Yes: Hsv type 1 and type 2 infections are chronic/life long. Even without a flare up, the virus is produced by your cells at low levels and you can be contagious. Not all causes of flare ups are clear; they tend to occur during times when the immune system is decreased. This can occur with stress, fighting other infections (like a cold) or with certain meds. Certain meds can decrease contagiousness. ...Read more

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If HPV can lie dormant for up to 20 years, does the gardasil HPV vaccine prevent it from ever appearing?

If HPV can lie dormant for up to 20 years, does the gardasil HPV vaccine prevent it from ever appearing?

No it won't: Hpv /gardasil prevents the infection of the body with two important high risk strands of the virus (out of 100 there are 10 high risk strands). You need to get the vaccination prior to exposure to the virus strand. Once it is in your body the vaccination does not prevent it from becoming active. A decreased immune system could activate it so try to live healthy! ...Read more

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Can hvp anal cancer lie dormant for more than 29 years before becoming cancer?

Can hvp anal cancer lie dormant for more than 29 years before becoming cancer?

NO: Can have long standing untreated anal warts caused by hpv virus , once anal cancer develops , untreated will results in a rapid demise not 29 years . Anal cancer is a very serious diseases , eradication ofhpv warts ; early detection is the answer for cure. ...Read more

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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