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Chlamydia How Long Can You Have It
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
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
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
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
# 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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