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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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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. What's 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. What's considered long term and what are the mo

Simple terms: Get very sick. Become infertile, hard to say.
Chlamydia can invade your genital tract and attack your womb & tubes, resulting severe abdominal pain & a hospital treated infection. By attacking the tubes they can render them scarred, so an egg gets hung up half way in (tubal pregnancy=deadly) If both tubes are scarred enough you can become infertile. Timeline varies= the longer the worse the outcome ...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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Can Chlamydia stop men having kids?

Can Chlamydia stop men having kids?

Not common.: About 15% of females with untreated Chlamydia can develop pelvic inflammatory diseases which in some cases can lead to infertility. Sterility in men is less common ...Read more

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Can chlamydia be fully cured in men?

Can chlamydia be fully cured in men?

Yes, with correct Rx: Chlamydia is a fully curable bacterial disease, provided that the correct antibiotic is prescribed and that it is taken as directed, and you are not reinfected by the same partner again. That's a lot of ifs. If you have been treated but still experience symptoms, see your doctor again for a second evaluation. You may need a second course of antibiotics. ...Read more

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Who can catch chlamydia faster, men or women?

Who can catch chlamydia faster, men or women?

Same: This disease is easy and rapid to transmit. ...Read more

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What is chlamydia and how common is it in men?

What is chlamydia and how common is it in men?

Bacteria: Chlamydia is a bacteria infection transmitted by sex and both men and women can contract the infection. In men, they usually experience mild, intermittent burning with urination with possible urethral discharge. Please see your doctor to be tested if you are not certain, and use protection (condoms) to prevent spreading the infection to others until it's been confirmed. Always use condoms. ...Read more

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Why are more women diagnosed with chlamydia then men?

Why are more women diagnosed with chlamydia then men?

Screening.: Women 24 and younger, as well as women with risk factors for a sexually transmitted infection (such as new/multiple sexual partners, unprotected sex) should be routinely screened for chlamydia infection. There is no screening recommendation for men. Because of this routine screening of women, more women are diagnosed with chlamydia infection than men. ...Read more

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What are the effects of having chlamydia for so long?

What are the effects of having chlamydia for so long?

Infertility and.....: The major harm is infertility in females and in genetically predisposed people of both sexes, a reactive arthritis called reiter's syndrome! ...Read more

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What is involved in chlamydia testing for men, is there pain afterwards?

What is involved in chlamydia testing for men, is there pain afterwards?

Urine test, no pain: Testing for urethral (penile) chlamydia in men is usually done on urine, so providing the sample is painless. The test is slightly more accurate when done on a swab passed into the penis, which is somewhat painful, but only very briefly and it might sting a little the next couple times you urinate. If your doctor recommends the swab test, follow her or his advice. But also ask about urine testing. ...Read more

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Is chlamydia more common in men? Is chlamydia more often found in men instead of women? .

Chlamydia, women!: There is a higher rate of infection in single females than males! chlamydia is found in 25-28% of single females, and is two-three percent lower in males. This is a national tragedy, because of long term consequences! Treatment is simple, but partner's must be simultaneously treated. Best advice; fewer sexual partners: know your partner; and always have the male wear a condom. ...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


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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