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How to know if I have chlamydia && how long can you have it with no symptoms?

How to know if I have chlamydia && how long can you have it with no symptoms?

Testing: Chlamydia can be asymptomatic in women for months or more. If you believe you have been exposed, some samples can be obtained in the office and tested for evidence of the disease. All sexually active women should consider surveillance studies every 6 months. ...Read more

Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
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Chlamydia Infection (Definition)

Chlamydia infection is a sexually transmitted infection caused by a bacteria. Genital symptoms include burning on urination, vaginal or penile discharge, pain with sexual intercourse or no symptoms at all. In many patients without symptoms, chlamydial infections can spread upwards into the abdomen and cause serious complications due to scarring. Newborns can acquire chlamydial eye infection from birth ...Read more


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If you get infected with chlamydia, how long can it affect me?

If you get infected with chlamydia, how long can it affect me?

Silent STD: Chlamydia can be a silent std which means that you may not have symptoms (even though it is damaging your body). ...Read more

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How long can you have chlamydia before your fertility hide away?

How long can you have chlamydia before your fertility hide away?

# of Infections: The number of chlamydia infections is probably more important to risk of infertility. After 3 or more then the risk is over 75%. If you suspect any std then you need prompt attention because untreated infection does cause more damage. The worse case is to develop an abscess in the pelvic organs which requires hospitalization. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...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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How long does a chlamydia test take?

How long does a chlamydia test take?

Quickly: The current chlamydia tests can be run in minutes in the clinic. Results should never take more than a day. ...Read more

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How long can chlamydia go unnoticed?

How long can chlamydia go unnoticed?

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 chlamydia go undetected?

Indefinitely: Although it can infect the cervix causing chronic cervicitis for years, can also ascend into the endometrial (uterine) cavity and out through the tubes causing severe pelvic inflammatory disease (pid) which may hospitalize you and could certainly leave you sterile. That is why it is recommended that all young women, and those at risk, be screened annually. ...Read more

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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