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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

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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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 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 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 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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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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Can chlamydia remain dormant in the body for years?

Can chlamydia remain dormant in the body for years?

Yes: Chlamydia may be a silent infection for years. Even though it it not causing any overt symptoms, it may be causing inflammation of the the cervix, the uterus, and the tubes. Over time this can result in damage to the tubes that may affect fertility. It is important to have a PCR test for chlamydia if you have had sex without condoms with a partner who could be infected. ...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

Chlamydia (Definition)

Chlamydia trachomatis is a sexually-transmittable bacterial infection that ...Read more