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When do chalmydia symptoms begin for women?

When do chalmydia symptoms begin for women?

Varies: In some, they can show up in a few days. As many as 50% never have outward symptoms. ...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 does it takes for chalmydia to clear up after taking the medication?

How long does it takes for chalmydia to clear up after taking the medication?

...: People diagnosed with chlamydia should not have sex for 7 days after single dose antibiotic treatment or until completion of a 7-day course of antibiotics to prevent spreading the infection to partners. All partners need to be tested and/or treated to prevent re-infection. Latex condoms can help reduce the risk of chlamydia and other sexually transmitted infections. ...Read more

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If I got treated for chalmydia and was with the same partner one time can I have it again?

If I got treated for chalmydia and was with the same partner one time can I have it again?

Yes.: It is possible to become reinfected and to pass infection back and forth. Ping pong. Partners need to be treated together. ...Read more

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How long does. It take for chalmydia test to come back?

Testing Chlamydia: This depends on the type of the test and how your clinic reports test results. In my clinic I have the answers in about 48 hours and my patients know their results right away. ...Read more

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How do I know if I am infertile after having chalmydia?

How do I know if I am infertile after having chalmydia?

Testing: So until you try to get pregnant you won't know. However chlamydia can damage fallopian tubes so it is reasonable to have an hsg xray of the tubes to make sure they are open. If they are both blocked from the infection then you would need to see a fertility specialist. Otherwise you would wait and see. ...Read more

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How do I know if I am infertile after having chalmydia?

How do I know if I am infertile after having chalmydia?

Depends: There is no easy answer to your question. The worrisome issue is the health of your tubes which can become scarred or blocked. There are a variety of involved tests that an OBGYN can do to see if they are open, but that may not guarantee they will work well. Quick recognition and treatment often preserves fertility.If blocked, you can bypass the tubes with the aid of IVF. ...Read more

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My husband and I have always had unprotected sex now out of the blue I test positive for chalmydia and him negative.?

My husband and I have always had unprotected sex now out of the blue I test positive for chalmydia and him negative.?

Present a long time: Possible for a woman to have chlamydia for months or even year or 2 without any symptoms. Would explain why only you are positive. Hope you are both getting treated. ...Read more

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What is chlamydia?

What is chlamydia?

A kind of bacteria: Chlamydia is a bacteria. The the most common types are transmitted sexually, i.e. it's an STD. In some developing countries, some chlamydia types cause eye infections in children and are passed nonsexually by contact with infected people, by contact with shared clothing or sheets, and by flies. A related germ called Chlamydophila causes bronchitis and pneumonia. ...Read more

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Is chlamydia cureable?

Is chlamydia cureable?

Yes: Chlamydia is curable with the appropriate antibiotics. However, all sexual partners must be evaluated and treated as well, to prevent a reinfection. ...Read more

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Can chlamydia cause ed?

Can chlamydia cause ed?

Not likely: Chlamydia is not known to directly cause erectile dysfunction. However, if someone is anxious from knowing he might have chlamydia, it could contribute to ED. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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How serious is chlamydia?

Serious: Can lead to infertility in women severe pelvic infection need for complex abdominal surgery. ...Read more

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How can you get chlamydia?

Unprotected sex: Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted infection passed by transmitting body fluids from one person to another. Chlamydia can be acquired through vaginal, anal and oral sex. You can not catch chlamydia through casual contact. Avoiding intercourse is the only 100% way to protect yourself. Condoms are very effective in decreasing the risk. ...Read more

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I had chlamydia will I die?

I had chlamydia will I die?

Likely not: Mortality from chlamydial infection, presurmably genital, is negligable. ...Read more

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How long to treat chlamydia?

How long to treat chlamydia?

Usually 1 to 7: Days depending on antibiotic choice. Should not be sexually active until treated for at least 7 days. ...Read more

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What are signs of chlamydia?

What are signs of chlamydia?

Chlamydia is often a: “silent” disease – this means the person isn't experiencing symptoms. Chlamydia symptoms in women may include: spotting, painful sexual intercourse, pain w urination, vaginal discharge (milky or yellow mucus), lower abdominal pain, nausea & fever. Chlamydia in men may cause burning or pain w urinating, irritation at penis opening, discharge, groin pain w swelling & testicular swelling /pain. ...Read more

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Could I get chlamydia again?

Yes: You can get this as often as you are exposed, cured and re-exposed. Similar to strep throat, you do not develop permanent immunity after infection. ...Read more

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Does chlamydia make you itch?

Does chlamydia make you itch?

Not so much.: Most people w chlamydia don’t have sxs. That is why it’s called a silent std. Sxs can include: vaginal discharge, bleeding w intercourse or btwn periods, nausea, fever, painful intercourse, ; lower abdominal ; back pain. Men can experience discharge, burning w urination, itching at opening of the penis (urethra) ; less often – pain/ swelling of testes. It can lead to rectal pain, bleeding ; d/c. ...Read more

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What does chlamydia look like?

Chlamydia is often a: “silent” disease – this means the person isn't experiencing symptoms. Chlamydia symptoms in women may include: spotting, painful sexual intercourse, pain w urination, vaginal discharge (milky or yellow mucus), lower abdominal pain, nausea & fever. Chlamydia in men may cause burning or pain w urinating, irritation at penis opening, discharge, groin pain w swelling & testicular swelling /pain. ...Read more

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Can chlamydia pills be crushed?

Can chlamydia pills be crushed?

There a number of: Medications which could potentially be used to treat chlamydia. Ask your pharmacist about the specific medication that you are using. ...Read more

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What are the signs of chlamydia?

What are the signs of chlamydia?

Often asymptomatic: The majority of women with chlamydia infection have no symptoms. Some women and men experience pain with urination or sex, or abnormal discharge from the genitals. If you have had unprotected sex, or have a new partner, it is a good idea to visit a doctor to be tested for std's. ...Read more

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How can chlamydia be contracted?

How can chlamydia be contracted?

By sexual contact!: Chlamydia on the surface may seem like a mild venereal disease, but in truth, devastating consequences can occur, including infertility, arthritis, etc. It is the number one cause for infant blindness in the underdeveloped world. Direct vaginal/penile contact is usually required. Nearly 25% of young singles have already acquired the disease and are unaware! Barrier sex (condom) and/or abstinence! ...Read more

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How to know if I have chlamydia?

How to know if I have chlamydia?

Get tested: Many can carry this germ with no symptoms for an extended period. If you think you may have been exposed a test through your doc is indicated. ...Read more

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Chlamydia undetected for 5 years?

Chlamydia undetected for 5 years?

Possibly: The testing needs adequate concentration of organisms to prove their presence. A positive result is to be trusted, but a negative occasionally will be incorrect. Additionally, about 50% of women will not have obvious symptoms and 10% for men. ...Read more

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How accurate are chlamydia tests?

Very: Testing these days are very accurate. If you have specific concerns regarding the testing, talk to your doc. ...Read more

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What are the causes of chlamydia?

What are the causes of chlamydia?

Chlamydia: Chlamydia is a microorganism that infects the genital and urinary tract of men and women. It is sexually transmitted. ...Read more

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Where can I get a chlamydia test?

CHLAMYDIA: Most county health departments will do this for free. ...Read more