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How long can chlamydia go unnoticed?

How long can chlamydia go unnoticed?

A Long Time: Chlamydia doesn't always cause symptoms, so it may go unnoticed until you are tested for chlamydia or the infection has spread to other areas of the body.

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 long can chlamydia go undetected?

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.

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How long is it supposed to it take chlamydia to go away?

How long is it supposed to it take chlamydia to go away?

With treatment 7 day: With treatment it takes at least 7 days and you are adviced not to have sex during that period. And your sex partners need to be treated as well to prevent recurrences.

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How long can a person go without knowing they have chlamydia?

How long can a person go without knowing they have chlamydia?

A "Silent STD": I agree with dr. Killian. It is called a silent std because you can be unaware that you have it, due to lack of symptoms- all the while it is doing damage to your body.

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How long does it take for chlamydia to go away after being treated?

About 7 days: It takes 7 days after the treatment to be cured and you can resume sex, as long as both partners are treated. Otherwise the recurrences may happen.

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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.

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After being treated for chlamydia, how long does it take for side effects to go away?

After being treated for chlamydia, how long does it take for side effects to go away?

7 days: It depends on the treatment. If you took 2 grms of zithromax it will take approx. 7 days for cure to take place as well as the side effects if any like diarrhea and abdominal cramps.

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How long to treat chlamydia?

How long to treat chlamydia?

Usually 1 to 7: Days depending on antibiotic choice. Should not be sexually active until treated for at least 7 days.

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How long does a chlamydia test take?

How long does a chlamydia test take?

Quickly: The current chlamydia tests can be run in minutes in the clinic. Results should never take more than a day.

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How long does chlamydia last in a male body?

How long does chlamydia last in a male body?

Until Treated: Generally, chlamydia will stay in the male body until it is treated. Symptoms may disappear, but the infection can continue to other areas, like the epididymis or testes.

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How long can you have chlamydia without knowing?

Possibly: Indefinitely if you have a "silent" case.

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How long for test results for chlamydia for men?

One day: The test for chlamydia dna can be completed the same day the specimen is submitted to the lab.

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How long till all symptoms of chlamydia is gone?

How long till all symptoms of chlamydia is gone?

Chlamydia: Some with chlamydia may not have symptoms at all, but those with symptoms have relief after completion of treatment and eradication of the infection.

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How long can it take to show signs with Chlamydia?

How long can it take to show signs with Chlamydia?

A few days to never: Most women with chlamydia don't develop signs or symptoms at all. About 20-40% get vaginal discharge, discomfort on urination, spotting between periods (especially after sex), or more severe symptoms like low abdominal pain and fever. When there are symptoms, they can start anywhere from a few days to months after catching it. If you think you were exposed, don't wait for symptoms; get tested now.

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How long does it take for a person to get chlamydia?

How long does it take for a person to get chlamydia?

7-21 days: See http://www.Std-gov. Org/stds/chlamydia. Htm for thorough information and photos.

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How long does it take to get chlamydia results back?

How long does it take to get chlamydia results back?

Chlamydia: Very soon depending upon the particular test ordered and the lab to which it was sent. One day is not unusual.

Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
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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