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How Long Can Chlamydia Stay Dormant
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
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
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
# 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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