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Doctor insights on: Chlamydia In Men Long Term Effects

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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

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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Are there long term reproductive effects of chlamydia if it is treated right away?

Are there long term reproductive effects of chlamydia if it is treated right away?

Yes: Sometimes fallopian tube occlusion (blockage) occurs because of a delay in a positive test after the contact.If pregnancy will be attempted and fails, the fallopian tubes can be checked for patency(openness). ...Read more

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How long for test results for chlamydia for men?

How long for test results for chlamydia for men?

One day: The test for chlamydia dna can be completed the same day the specimen is submitted to the lab. ...Read more

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Can chlamydia be dorm for yrs and test negative ? If so why and for how long? Can a woman infect a man ?

Can chlamydia be dorm for yrs and test negative ? If so why and for how long? Can a woman infect a man ?

Yes; for years; yes: Chlamydia won't necessarily produce symptoms, especially in women. Tests are not 100% accurate so you can get a negative test even if you have the disease (false negative). Yes, a woman can certainly infect a man. ...Read more

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I have heard of the risks of long term untreated chlamydia causing other health complications, but what are they? I have heard of the risks of long term untreated chlamydia causing other health complications..Whats considered long term and what are the mo

I have heard of the risks of long term untreated chlamydia causing other health complications, but what are they? I have heard of the risks of long term untreated chlamydia causing other health complications..Whats considered long term and what are the mo

Women : Women can have very serious complications from untreated chlamydia - the most common of which is pelvic inflammatory disease (pid). Pid is when the infection spreads into the uterus and fallopian tubes which can lead to infertility, chronic pelvic pain and an increased risk for ectopic pregnancies which can be fatal. Even though pid can be treated with antibiotics, the complications are permanent. The inflammation caused by chlamydia also increases your chance of contracting HIV if exposed to it. Men rarely have complications from chlamydia, but it can spread to the testes and cause infertility. There is also a rare syndrome caused by chlamydia called reiter's syndrome which involves inflammation and pain in the joints, urethra and eyes. For more information on chlamydia, see the website i attached below. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for chlamydia to show up in a mans body?

How long is it supposed to it take for chlamydia to show up in a mans body?

Symptoms?: Chlamydia sxs (if you have them) usually occur 1 to 3 weeks after exposure. Because chlamydia is a silent std - so it might not be apparent. ...Read more

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3 long term partners have given me chlamydia, all 3 times I was treated early. Am I still able to have more children?

3 long term partners have given me chlamydia, all 3 times I was treated early. Am I still able to have more children?

Here are some ...: Known to most, if not all, most of men / women infected with chlamydia trachomatis are its carriers with no symptoms despite of treatment. Yes, you can have more children as long as you're treated and can conceive. More detail? Ask your gyn-doc. ...Read more

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On average, how long will a man/ female have to have had chlamydia to be infertile?

On average, how long will a man/ female have to have had chlamydia to be infertile?

Female?: You don't give your gender which is really important. If female you may (or might not) already have suffered some damage; males rarely become infertile from chlamydia infection. ...Read more

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Gonorrhea and chlamydia can cause epidymitis, this can occur right after being infected or is a long term effect?

Gonorrhea and chlamydia can cause epidymitis, this can occur right after being infected or is a long term effect?

RIGHT AFTER INFECTIO: You can get epidydmitis if not treated properly with antibiotics for both infections as they co exist timely treatment will prevent this complication and others. ...Read more

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What is the duration of Gonorrhea and Chlamydia treatment? Is this a 1 day single dose combi or a long term ? i.e 1 or 2 weeks?

What is the duration of Gonorrhea and Chlamydia treatment? Is this a 1 day single dose combi or a long term ? i.e 1 or 2 weeks?

Depends: Gonorreah is treated with a single dose of antibiotics, usually an intramuscular injection of ceftriaxone (a penicillin derivative). Chlamydia takes longer to kill, but can is often treated with a single dose of azithromycin for convenience, which is an antibiotic that stays in the system for a long period of time ...Read more

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Can long term chlamydia cause ulcers on cervix and swollen labia minora?

Can long term chlamydia cause ulcers on cervix and swollen labia minora?

Possibly: Usually chlamydia causes a friable cervix and discharge, and ultimately if left untreated can go up to tubes causing infertility. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of chlamydia in men? Any effect on their fertility?

What are the symptoms of chlamydia in men? Any effect on their fertility?

Urethritis: Pain on urination, occasionally discharge, rarely fever. Yes, it can produce urethral strictures which limit semen output, but not aware of overall effect on fertility.. ...Read more

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After being treated for chlamydia, how long does it take for side effects to go away?

After being treated for chlamydia, how long does it take for side effects to go away?

7 days: It depends on the treatment.If you took 2 grms of zithromax it will take approx. 7 days for cure to take place as well as the side effects if any like diarrhea and abdominal cramps. ...Read more

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I don't understand. How soon can chlamydia be detected in men after a possible exposure? Some say 2 days will show up, some say too soon? Please help!

I don't understand. How soon can chlamydia be detected in men after a possible exposure? Some say 2 days will show up, some say too soon? Please help!

Maybe too soon: There is no research on this. Probably testing usually would be positive at 2 days, but may take longer. Most STD experts suggest waiting 4-5 days before testing for chlamydia, which is a fairly slow growing bacteria and might take a few days to show up. If you definitely were exposed -- i.e. partner known to have it -- you should be treated even before knowing the test result. ...Read more

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Could the inability to urinate be a common symptom of chlamydia in men?

Could the inability to urinate be a common symptom of chlamydia in men?

No symptoms often: Most commonly men have no symptoms with a chlamydia infection which is why it is important to be checked if you have had unprotected sex. common symptoms however are discomfort in the urethra ( hole where urine comes out of the penis)pain on passing urine, a slight discharge from the penis. Occasionally testicular pain and swelling. ...Read more

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Men (Definition)

Men are adult members of the male sex. The acropnym men also stands for multiple endocrine neoplasia, a hereditary condition that involves benign and malignant tumors of various glands. There are two main types, men ...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