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How common is it for a woman not to show symptoms of chlamydia infection?

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 more

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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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How common is it for a man not to show symptoms of chlamydia infection?

How common is it for a man not to show symptoms of chlamydia infection?

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 more

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How common is it not to show signs of an std?

How common is it not to show signs of an std?

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 more

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How common is it for a woman to have no pregnancy symptoms at all?

How common is it for a woman to have no pregnancy symptoms at all?

Please Clarify: Have you missed a period or not? All answers depend on that question. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of yeast infection? Is it possible to have one for a year or two? If not treated?

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

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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?

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?

Sometimes: There are many causes of epididymitis. Some of them are caused by agents associated with std. Treatment and recovery time is dependent on the infecting agent and individual response to medication. ...Read more

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Is it common for many woman to get any kind of vaginal infection?

Is it common for many woman to get any kind of vaginal infection?

Vaginal infection: There are many types of vaginal infections and many women may acquire these. It would not be likely for a man to get vaginal infections. ...Read more

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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?

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?

yes.: It is possible. Trich is a common std that usually presents with symptoms, but not necessarily. If your partner says or thinks they have trich, both of you should be tested. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for a person to show signs of a septic blood infection?

How long is it supposed to it take for a person to show signs of a septic blood infection?

Sepsis: Bloodstream infections may produce sepsis symptoms such as fever, fast heart and breathing rates within minutes of the onset of the infection. More serious complications may ensue over a few hours. ...Read more

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How typical is it for men to get yeast infections?

How typical is it for men to get yeast infections?

Less common.: I don't have a statistic for you. But it is much less common in men then in women. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Pap smears: A pap smear very easily can detect chlamydia if the physician ordering the test asks for it. But, yes, untreated chlamydia is with you till it is treated. In females this is quite dangerous because pid and infertility can develop quickly. ...Read more

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Is it possible for signs/symptoms of chlamydia to take almost a year to show up in a female?

Is it possible for signs/symptoms of chlamydia to take almost a year to show up in a female?

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

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How long does it take a staph infection to show symptoms of actually having the virus?

How long does it take a staph infection to show symptoms of actually having the virus?

Staph: Staphylococci are not virus, they are bacteria, onset of symptoms varies depending on the site of infection. ...Read more

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Is it possible to show no signs of gonorrhea or chlamydia until a year after contact?

Is it possible to show no signs of gonorrhea or chlamydia until a year after contact?

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

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Is it possible to get a false positive herpes culture test? How often does it occur? What is the reasoning for it?

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

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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

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

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Infection (Definition)

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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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