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How Long Can Chlamydia Go Undetected In Women
Definitely: If you are sexually active with numerous partners or an infected one you can acquire the infection and not know it. If concerned see your gyn and be checked out. ...Read more
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
PID and Infections: One should go zero days knowing they have an infection before treating. There is no one right answer to your question, except that any delay in treatment risks pid. Treat known infections urgently. Always. ...Read more
Long time: Chlamydia is a stealth germ. You can have chlamydia without having any obvious symptoms. This is part of the reason that pregnant women are routinely screened. Other women who should be screened: sexually active 15-25 year olds, women>25 year old with new partners or multiple partners. ...Read more
Can chlamydia be dorm for yrs and test negative? If so why and for how long? Can a woman infect a man?
Chlamydia Testing: Prevention and annual gc/chlamydia screening are important consideration for any sexually active woman wanting to preserve fertility. The majority of women I see with blocked fallopian tubes never were aware that they had a prior infection as evidenced by blood testing for antibodies. ...Read more
Not before 3 weeks: Assuming standard treatment (doxycycline for a week, or single dose azithromycin), retesting should not be sooner than 3 weeks after treatment. Up to then, the test can remain positive even though the infection was cured. The best time for retesting is 3 months later, which picks up both treatment failures (which is rare) and reinfection (which is pretty common). ...Read more
Varies: Even with one episode of chlamydia one can damage the fallopian tubes. That damage can occur all at once immediately during the infection or can get worse over time. In reality most women with chlamydia never even know it and it causes no symptoms. There most severe the infection the greater the chance of damage to fallopian tubes an infertility. ...Read more
Chlamydia: This question s/b directed to a ob/gyn. ...Read more
How long does it take for chlamydia to damage the reproductive system to the point where the woman cannot have children in the future?
Hard to say: It may begin to do so with the first infection in the first days or it may never cause any reproductive issues. Those who go undetected and untreated for the longest have the highest risk as do those who have repeated episodes. ...Read more
How long does burning continue while taking antibiotics for chlamydia? When does it stop n females
7 days: As short as 7 days or less. However, many women may not be symptomatic for a long time, weeks or longer. Some may have no symptoms at all. ...Read more
Do women usually have successful pregnancies after a chlamydia infection or do you always become infertile if not treated for a long time?
SOME DO: Chlamydia may enter the female genital tract and cause injury & scaring to the sensitive fallopian tubes or worse. If an infection is detected prior to damage & treated effectively, the problems can be minimized and natural pregnancy can occur. With todays tech a willing couple can harvest eggs, fertalize & implant embryos, bypassing the tubes. Expensive but possible ...Read more
Untreated gonorrhea and chlamydia can lead to complications in women such as infertility, can a month be long enough to cause that damage? Apt coming
Is it possible for a man to get chlamydia from a woman performing oral sex on him? Would the disease last in her throat long enough to to that?
PID and STDs: Chlamydia/gonorrhea are two sexually transmitted bacterial infections that can result in pid if not treated. Chlamydia causes tube injury at a slower rate than gonorrhea. Nonetheless, any patient who thinks she may have been infected should seek testing. Testing is easy to perform and painless. Pid may lead to infertility, chronic pelvic pain or tubal pregnancy. Remember, protection= safe sex! ...Read more
Indefinitely: Although it can infect the cervix causing chronic cervicitis for years, can also ascend into the endometrial (uterine) cavity and out through the tubes causing severe pelvic inflammatory disease (pid) which may hospitalize you and could certainly leave you sterile. That is why it is recommended that all young women, and those at risk, be screened annually. ...Read more
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