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How long can you have trichamonis?

How long can you have trichamonis?

Until: You get it and your sex partner treated. ...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 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

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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 u have chlamydia before you have symptoms?

How long can u have chlamydia before you have symptoms?

Silent STD: Chlamydia sxs (if you have them) usually occur 1 to 3 weeks after exposure. It is considered a silent std which means you could have it for a long time and not know it. ...Read more

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How long will you have to have chlamydia to become infertile?

How long will you have to have chlamydia to become infertile?

Variable: There are rare cases of chlamydia epididymitis leading to sterility in men after 6 to 8 weeks without treatment. It is variable. ...Read more

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How long can a woman have trich and not know it?

How long can a woman have trich and not know it?

Possibly long: Many people who have trichomonas do not have any symptoms, or have only mild symptoms, it is possible to have the infection and still feel well. If there are any symptoms, they usually appear within 1 month of coming into contact with an infected partner. Both partners would need to be treated or you may simply continue to spread the infection back and forth. Have your gyn check you. ...Read more

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How long after treatment does it take to heal from chlamydia or gonorrhea and will it be safe to have sex?

How long after treatment does it take to heal from chlamydia or gonorrhea and will it be safe to have sex?

Two weeks: Two weeks after both partners have been treated intercourse is then safe. I always recommend repeating the test after two weeks to confirm that the infection has resolved before having intercourse again. ...Read more

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How do you catch a yeast infection and how long does it last?

How do you catch a yeast infection and how long does it last?

Not transmissible: Yeasts are part of the normal germ population of the gastrointestinal tract. Yeast infections are not transmitted but develop whenever there is an imbalance in the body's germ population, such as when you take antibiotics, or when there is a drop in the immunity level. ...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 can I know if I have Lyme's disease? How long does it take for antibiotics to work?

How can I know if I have Lyme's disease? How long does it take for antibiotics to work?

Lyme: Elisa test to determine if you're infected, if +, a Western Blot to confirm. I don't think Lyme endemic in Chile. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get tested for gonorrhea?

How long does it take to get tested for gonorrhea?

Two to four days: A swab is taken from the urethra (the hole where your pee comes out), or other suspected area, and a culture/naat/dna probe is performed on the specimen. It takes about 48 hrs to get a result. If it's positive you need antibiotics to get better and so does your sexual partner. ...Read more

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After you've been treated for gonorrhea, how long does it take for the infection to be completely gone? Dont want girlfriend to know.

After you've been treated for gonorrhea, how long does it take for the infection to be completely gone? Dont want girlfriend to know.

Gonorrhea: Is a mandatory reportable disease, the health department will be required by law to contact everyone you've slept with, while they can keep it confidential, you're best telling your gf yourself, if you've had sex with her she's probably already got it and you could make her infertile by not telling her. Plus you'll get it again. Man up and don't be a creep - tell her. ...Read more

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Once infected with a std/sti, how long can you leave it untreated? Will it cause infertility?

Once infected with a std/sti, how long can you leave it untreated? Will it cause infertility?

It depends: Some stis such as chlamydia and gonorrheas cause infertility and should be treated asap. Others such hpv and herpes generally do not affect fertility but that does not mean they should necessarily be ignored. ...Read more

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How long can someone have gonorrhea and not show symptoms?

Misinformed?: Forever? Once infected they will have it and be contagious until treated. One does not usually get symptoms in their throat, anus, or vagina. Many times the symptoms are so minor in the vagina that they are missed. That is why there should be routine testing in all sexually active adults. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how is it possible I have chlamydia?

Can you tell me how is it possible I have chlamydia?

Don't know your: Symptoms? Please get std testing if you have engaged in risky behaviors. ...Read more

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How long does it take for gonorrhea to become serious?

How long does it take for gonorrhea to become serious?

Immediately: Gonorrhea is always serious and should be treated immediately. The infected individual should not have sexual relations with anyone until cured. Antibiotics are usually successful. ...Read more

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Can you know how long you have had HIV and how you got it if you are positive?

Can you know how long you have had HIV and how you got it if you are positive?

No: Unless you knew the only date on which you could possibly have acquired it you cannot easily date it back by other means. If you have inordinately low cd4 counts it is more likely that you got it about 8-10 years previously, but even then it is not definitive and there are all sorts of exceptions. ...Read more

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If you contract genital herpes, how long does it usually take to have symptoms?

If you contract genital herpes, how long does it usually take to have symptoms?

Difficult to say: Some people contact herpes and never have an outbreak. Some contact herpes and it may take years for some and months for others. Typically it can appear in a few weeks. Here's a great link to information about herpes: http://health.Nytimes.Com/health/guides/disease/herpes-simplex/print.Html. ...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