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How long can chlamydia lay dormant in males?

How long can chlamydia lay dormant in males?

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. ...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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Went for my yearly it was neg then became pregnant a few months later my test was positive for Chlamydia can it become dorment for a long time?

Went for my yearly it was neg then became pregnant a few months later my test was positive for Chlamydia can it become dorment for a long time?

Chlamydia: Chlamydia can persist for several months and sometimes up to a year in the female genital tract. Maybe once in a while longer than that, but it's most likely you became infected between the two test results. But of course you're in a better position than I am to judge if your partner might have had sex with others. No matter what, he should be tested and you both should be treated. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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How long can chlamydia be dormant?

How long can chlamydia be dormant?

Rarely for years: In one study, about 54% of people cleared their chlamydia infection (without treatment) in one year and 95% cleared it in 4 years. Clearly there are then some folks who carry chlamydia unknowingly for some time. The best way to know is to get tested as many people don't have symptoms. See your doctor or sexualhealth.Com. Use condoms to prevent chlamydia. Be sure you & your partner r both treated. ...Read more

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Does chlamydia lay dormant in women?

Does chlamydia lay dormant in women?

It may be 'silent': But that doesn't mean it isn't doing tremendous damage to your body. ...Read more

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How long before sterility from chlamydia?

How long before sterility from chlamydia?

It depends on Rx: Untreated chlamydia can easily lead to fallopian tube occlusion. Diagnosis and timely treatment are essential to avoid fertility problems from the disease." sterility" implies that a person with fallopian tube obstruction from chlamydia cannot get pregnant by any other means yet ivf is still available to bypass obstructed fallopian tubes allowing such a patient to "conceive".. ...Read more

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How long can chlamydia lie dormant in men?

How long can chlamydia lie dormant in men?

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. ...Read more

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