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How Long Can Chlamydia Lie Dormant
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
Varies: Both tests are usually done by dna analysis and the test can be completed in one day. However the lab may not run the test every day. So it depends on how long it takes the specimen to get to the lab, how often the lab runs the test, and how long it takes your doctor to get in touch with you. Ideally, you should know the day after you provide the sample. ...Read more
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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