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How long can chlamydia and herpes stay dormant inside?

How long can chlamydia and herpes stay dormant inside?

Lifetime: Chlamydia can be eradicated with antibiotics. Once you have herpes you have provided it with a permanent home. ...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


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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 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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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

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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

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How long to get gc and chlamydia test results?

How long to get gc and chlamydia test results?

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

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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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HOW long does it tAke foR chLamydia to cause cervicitis?

HOW long does it tAke foR chLamydia to cause cervicitis?

Within a few days: STD's can show up within s few days to weeks. Cervix iris is PID, a complicTion quite serious. Treat promptly as can cause infertility ...Read more

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If you get infected with chlamydia, how long can it affect me?

If you get infected with chlamydia, how long can it affect me?

Silent STD: Chlamydia can be a silent std which means that you may not have symptoms (even though it is damaging your body). ...Read more

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How long can you have chlamydia before your fertility hide away?

How long can you have chlamydia before your fertility hide away?

# of Infections: The number of chlamydia infections is probably more important to risk of infertility. After 3 or more then the risk is over 75%. If you suspect any std then you need prompt attention because untreated infection does cause more damage. The worse case is to develop an abscess in the pelvic organs which requires hospitalization. ...Read more

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How long will the chlamydia medication take to stop the spotting?

A few days: If the spotty bleeding is due to your chlamydia, it probably will take a few days to go away. ...Read more

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How long does it take to results back for a urine chlamydia test?

How long does it take to results back for a urine chlamydia test?

Less than 2 days: The modern chlamydia tests include rapid tests that can give a result after a few minutes. Chlamydia cultures take several days. If the rapid test is done at a lab, the time for the sample to be processed, the test to be run, the results to be sent to the doctor, and for the doctor to find time to review the result... Takes up to a couple of days. ...Read more

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How long does it take chlamydia to start damaging the reproductive system?

How long does it take chlamydia to start damaging the reproductive system?

Unsure: We know that when women have surgery and tubal damage is found, that very often chlamydia is found in the fallopian tubes. Because chlamydia usually has no symptoms in women, we typically don't know how long it has been present before the damage started. ...Read more

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How to know if I have chlamydia && how long can you have it with no symptoms?

How to know if I have chlamydia && how long can you have it with no symptoms?

Testing: Chlamydia can be asymptomatic in women for months or more. If you believe you have been exposed, some samples can be obtained in the office and tested for evidence of the disease. All sexually active women should consider surveillance studies every 6 months. ...Read more

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Are there long term reproductive effects of chlamydia if it is treated right away?

Are there long term reproductive effects of chlamydia if it is treated right away?

Yes: Sometimes fallopian tube occlusion (blockage) occurs because of a delay in a positive test after the contact.If pregnancy will be attempted and fails, the fallopian tubes can be checked for patency(openness). ...Read more

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I had Chlamydia i don't know for how long, how can I know if it affect my fertility?

I had Chlamydia i don't know for how long, how can I know if it affect my fertility?

You can't: Unfortunately, there is no way to determine if the infection has affected your tubes. If your tubes were completely blocked or heavily damaged, an X-ray test called a hysterosalpinogogram will show it. However, much of the tubal disease from Chlamydia is microscopic or minimal and cannot be easily seen. Chlamydia is very common and we end up seeing tubal damage only infrequently. I hope your ok! ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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How long can you be infected with chlamydia before you start getting serious symptoms?

How long can you be infected with chlamydia before you start getting serious symptoms?

Women may not: The majority of women with chlamydia infection have no symptoms at all. Some women and men experience pain with urination or sex, or abnormal discharge from the genitals. If you have had unprotected sex, or have a new partner, it is a good idea to visit a doctor to be tested for std's. Some women experience problems related to pelvic inflammatory disease and infertility. ...Read more

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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