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How long does it take for chlamydia infections to cause infertility in women?

How long does it take for chlamydia infections to cause infertility in women?

Not always: One episode of this infection, diagnosed and treated early is not likely to cause infertility. ...Read more

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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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How long can a woman have chlamydia without knowing?

How long can a woman have chlamydia without knowing?

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

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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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How long does it take for chlamydia to make a female infertile?

How long does it take for chlamydia to make a female infertile?

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

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How long does burning continue while taking antibiotics for chlamydia? When does it stop n females

How long does burning continue  while taking antibiotics for chlamydia? When does it stop n females

Depends: Depends on what you mean by burning (generalized, with urination only, with intercourse...?) and whether you have any other std related problems. If you are on appropriate treatment and are not improving significantly within 7 days, you should contact your provider. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a woman who has chlamydia to develop pelvic inflammatory disease?

How long does it take for a woman who has chlamydia to develop pelvic inflammatory disease?

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

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How long can chlamydia go undetected?

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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How long can you go without testing positive for chlamydia if you have the disease?

How long can you go without testing positive for chlamydia if you have the disease?

Unfortunately years: Chlamydia can actually be present, cause pelvic infections, sterility, and adhesive disease...Years before it's discovered. This is why we screen all women yearly in their reproductive years to hopefully catch it before it causes damage. Good question. ...Read more

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