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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

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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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

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


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