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How long does it take for women with chlamydia to become infertile?

How long does it take for women with chlamydia to become infertile?

No safe interval: There's no 'safe' time period, so if you are infected (or worry that you might be) you must treat right away. 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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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 female go untreated with chlamydia before developing pid?

How long can a female go untreated with chlamydia before developing pid?

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

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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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Do women usually have successful pregnancies after a chlamydia infection or do you always become infertile if not treated for a long time?

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

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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 it take for chlamydia to damage the reproductive system to the point where the woman cannot have children in the future?

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

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How long is it supposed to it take for chlamydia to make you infertile if you're female?

How long is it supposed to it take for chlamydia to make you infertile if you're female?

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

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