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How Common Is It For A Woman Not To Show Symptoms Of Chlamydia Infection
Very common.: A significant majority of women with chlamydia, a sexually transmitted infection, have no symptoms initially. Untreated though, chlamydia infections can lead to a serious condition called pelvic inflammatory disease, which can also cause infertility and increase the chance of ectopic pregnancy. If you've had unprotected sexual contact, or a new sexual partner, it's a good idea to get screened. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Pretty common: Chlamydia infections usually cause symptoms in males - usually at least burning with urination. It is unlikely but not impossible to have infection without symptoms - if you have concerns you should be tested....And change the behaviour that puts you at risk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very common: Up to 3/4 of women and many men are asymptommatic with chlamydia infections and many are also asymptommatic with gonorrhea. Most people are infected with hpv (80% of all women by age 50) and dont know it. Hsv is fequently asymptommatic. And even HIV has a period of time where a person has absolutely no symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are symptoms that females have after being treated for chlamydia? And is it possible to get a yeast infection from the antibiotics?
Please Clarify: Have you missed a period or not? All answers depend on that question. ...Read more
Does a man get prostatitis by stds? If yes then what is the common STD which cause it? And how long will it take to recover?
Yes: See your urologist for the correct diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
How long is it possible for trichomonas to remain dormant in a woman? Is it also possible for it to be asymptomatic for a long period of time?
Yes: Yes it can remain dormant for long time.... ...Read more
What are symptoms of yeast infection? Is it possible to have one for a year or two? If not treated?
Yeast: Yeast grows in warm, moist climates I.e. The vagina, groin, armpits, under the breast, and in the mouth. A healthy immune system can fight off yeast, especially if our microbiome is intact. It is highly possible and not uncommon to have recurrent infections. In the mouth, there are thick white patches that can cause mouth sores. The vagina symptoms are itching, white discharge, no strong odor ...Read more
Does a man get epididymitis by stds? If yes then what is the common STD which cause it? And how long will it take to recover?
Is it possible for a male to carry trichomonisis vaginitis for a long period of time without it being detected even with periodic STD tests?
Less common.: I don't have a statistic for you. But it is much less common in men then in women. ...Read more
Is it possible to have chlamydia for years without symptoms? Also, how long before it can cause infertility? A pap smear won't detect the std, right?
Chlamydia: Some std's like chlamydia may start insidiously and the symptoms often mimic an exaggerated vaginal discharge. Pain and fever often develops late in the disease when the condition is advanced. In a significant amount of patients, the infectious agent is found only during a routine check-up. This makes it difficult to pinpoint the exact time one got the disease. ...Read more
Chlamydia can be...: Chlamydia can be silent well over a year of acquisition. Gonorrhea in men is almost immediately symptomatic with burning and bloody urination, if it is urethrally acquired. Women can harbor gonorrhea for months without symptoms, but it too can be quite sympomatic in the fallopian tubes and abdomen! ...Read more
Is it possible to get a false positive herpes culture test? How often does it occur? What is the reasoning for it?
Rarely if ever: False positive results are very unlikely for HSV culture. If the test was actually a DNA test (PCR test), there is a slightly higher chance of false pos, but still very unlikely. If you have had a positive culture or PCR, for sure you have herpes at whatever site was tested (genital, oral). But if a blood antibody test, not culture or PCR, false positive results are quite common. Good luck. ...Read more
Is it possible 500 mg of azithromycin will treat chlamydia? What is the likelihood that this is enough? I do not have access to 1g. I have no symtoms
Not enough: This dose is not reliable against chlamydia. You need to find another 500 mg; in fact, if you already treated yourself, you need another two doses -- total 1 g taken all at once. If you could get 500 mg, surely you can get the rest. Contact your local health department for probable free treatment. Also, you need to be tested; and other sex partners (all within the past 2 months) also need Rx. ...Read more
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
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