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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

Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
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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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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 is it supposed to it take for chlamydia/pid to scar a women's uterus?

How long is it supposed to it take for chlamydia/pid to scar a women's uterus?

Weeks to months!: Weeks to months, although it may take longer. My advice is: since over 25% of men and women under 30 are infected, why have unprotected sex? Second, if you could have it, you should take a round of antibiotics. Cheaper than the lab work! ...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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How long can chlamydia lie dormant in a woman's body?

How long can chlamydia lie dormant in a woman's body?

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

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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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Chlamydia (Definition)

Chlamydia trachomatis is a sexually-transmittable bacterial infection that ...Read more