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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

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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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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Can chlamydia be dorm for yrs and test negative? If so why and for how long? Can a woman infect a man?

Can chlamydia be dorm for yrs and test negative? If so why and for how long? Can a woman infect a man?

Yes; for years; yes: Chlamydia won't necessarily produce symptoms, especially in women. Tests are not 100% accurate so you can get a negative test even if you have the disease (false negative). Yes, a woman can certainly infect a man. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for chlamydia to show up in a mans body?

How long is it supposed to it take for chlamydia to show up in a mans body?

Symptoms?: Chlamydia sxs (if you have them) usually occur 1 to 3 weeks after exposure. Because chlamydia is a silent std - so it might not be apparent. ...Read more

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On average, how long will a man/ female have to have had chlamydia to be infertile?

On average, how long will a man/ female have to have had chlamydia to be infertile?

Female?: You don't give your gender which is really important. If female you may (or might not) already have suffered some damage; males rarely become infertile from chlamydia infection. ...Read more

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Can chlamydia be fully cured in men?

Can chlamydia be fully cured in men?

Yes, with correct Rx: Chlamydia is a fully curable bacterial disease, provided that the correct antibiotic is prescribed and that it is taken as directed, and you are not reinfected by the same partner again. That's a lot of ifs. If you have been treated but still experience symptoms, see your doctor again for a second evaluation. You may need a second course of antibiotics. ...Read more

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What is chlamydia and how common is it in men?

What is chlamydia and how common is it in men?

Bacteria: Chlamydia is a bacteria infection transmitted by sex and both men and women can contract the infection. In men, they usually experience mild, intermittent burning with urination with possible urethral discharge. Please see your doctor to be tested if you are not certain, and use protection (condoms) to prevent spreading the infection to others until it's been confirmed. Always use condoms. ...Read more

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What is involved in chlamydia testing for men, is there pain afterwards?

What is involved in chlamydia testing for men, is there pain afterwards?

Urine test, no pain: Testing for urethral (penile) chlamydia in men is usually done on urine, so providing the sample is painless. The test is slightly more accurate when done on a swab passed into the penis, which is somewhat painful, but only very briefly and it might sting a little the next couple times you urinate. If your doctor recommends the swab test, follow her or his advice. But also ask about urine testing. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of chlamydia in men? Any effect on their fertility?

What are the symptoms of chlamydia in men? Any effect on their fertility?

Urethritis: Pain on urination, occasionally discharge, rarely fever. Yes, it can produce urethral strictures which limit semen output, but not aware of overall effect on fertility.. ...Read more

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I don't understand. How soon can chlamydia be detected in men after a possible exposure? Some say 2 days will show up, some say too soon? Please help!

I don't understand. How soon can chlamydia be detected in men after a possible exposure? Some say 2 days will show up, some say too soon? Please help!

Maybe too soon: There is no research on this. Probably testing usually would be positive at 2 days, but may take longer. Most STD experts suggest waiting 4-5 days before testing for chlamydia, which is a fairly slow growing bacteria and might take a few days to show up. If you definitely were exposed -- i.e. partner known to have it -- you should be treated even before knowing the test result. ...Read more

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Can Chlamydia stop men having kids?

Can Chlamydia stop men having kids?

Not common.: About 15% of females with untreated Chlamydia can develop pelvic inflammatory diseases which in some cases can lead to infertility. Sterility in men is less common ...Read more

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Who can catch chlamydia faster, men or women?

Who can catch chlamydia faster, men or women?

Same: This disease is easy and rapid to transmit. ...Read more

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Why are more women diagnosed with chlamydia then men?

Why are more women diagnosed with chlamydia then men?

Screening.: Women 24 and younger, as well as women with risk factors for a sexually transmitted infection (such as new/multiple sexual partners, unprotected sex) should be routinely screened for chlamydia infection. There is no screening recommendation for men. Because of this routine screening of women, more women are diagnosed with chlamydia infection than men. ...Read more

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Is chlamydia more common in men? Is chlamydia more often found in men instead of women? .

Chlamydia, women!: There is a higher rate of infection in single females than males! chlamydia is found in 25-28% of single females, and is two-three percent lower in males. This is a national tragedy, because of long term consequences! Treatment is simple, but partner's must be simultaneously treated. Best advice; fewer sexual partners: know your partner; and always have the male wear a condom. ...Read more

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Can amoxicillin cure chlamydia in men?

Can amoxicillin cure chlamydia in men?

No: Amoxicillin will not cure chlamydia in anyone. This antibiotic is not active against chlamdia because this organisms does not have a classic bacterial cell wall, the site of action of penicillin and related antibiotics. Chlamydia should be treated with doxycycline, azitromycin, Erythromycin or fluorinated quinolones. ...Read more

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Can chlamydia be cured for men without antibiotics?

Can chlamydia be cured for men without antibiotics?

No, men should be: Treated with antibiotics just as women are. ...Read more

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Are infection rates for chlamydia similar for men and women?

More women diagnosed: Women 24 and younger, as well as women with risk factors for a sexually transmitted infection (such as new/multiple sexual partners, unprotected sex) should be routinely screened for chlamydia infection. There is no screening recommendation for men. Because of this routine screening of women, more women are diagnosed with chlamydia infection than men. This may not reflect the true incidence rates. ...Read more

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What to do if I have this question on an assignment: explain the theory behind men carrying the disease (chlamydia trachoma?

What to do if I have this question on an assignment: explain the theory behind men carrying the disease (chlamydia trachoma?

A male or a female: May be infected with chlamydia without being aware because it can be asymptomatic. Chlamydia can be spread via oral, vaginal & anal sex. ...Read more

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How often do chlamydia/gonorhea in men cause testicular symptoms, especially early on? Does that usually happen early or in general? For both of those

How often do chlamydia/gonorhea in men cause testicular symptoms, especially early on? Does that usually happen early or in general? For both of those

Epididymitis?: Probably under 1% of urethral gonorrhea or chlamydia leads to epididymitis, which generally causes severe pain and swelling in a single testicle, usually a few weeks after catching the infection. Milder aching of both testicles does not indicate epididymitis or testicular infection. That's a common symptom in some men with any genital infection doesn't indicate anything serious. ...Read more

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Could the inability to urinate be a common symptom of chlamydia in men?

Could the inability to urinate be a common symptom of chlamydia in men?

No symptoms often: Most commonly men have no symptoms with a chlamydia infection which is why it is important to be checked if you have had unprotected sex.
common symptoms however are discomfort in the urethra (hole where urine comes out of the penis)pain on passing urine, a slight discharge from the penis.
Occasionally testicular pain and swelling. ...Read more

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Can Chlamydia cause permanent damage in men's urethra and chronic epididymitis? Had chlamydia, STDs are negative now, still in pain, been 5 months now

Can Chlamydia cause permanent damage in men's urethra and chronic epididymitis? Had chlamydia, STDs are negative now, still in pain, been 5 months now

Chronic pelvic pain?: Chlamydia is not known to cause chronic epididymitis or permanent urethral damage. The cause of your symptoms depends on details not provided: Nature of the pain? Exact location (s)? Swelling of testicles or tenderness to touch? Prostate exam? Maybe prostatitis (not an STD) or chronic pelvic pain syndrome; see Wikipedia article for more info. (Uncomfortable but not harmful.) Keep working w/ doc. ...Read more

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What are the most COMMON chlamydia symptoms in MEN? Would it be MORE likely for there to be sores or penile discharge over testicle pain/swelling?

What are the most COMMON chlamydia symptoms in MEN? Would it be MORE likely for there to be sores or penile discharge over testicle pain/swelling?

Often none: Most commonly men have no symptoms with a chlamydia infection which is why it is important to be checked if you have had unprotected sex.
common symptoms however are discomfort in the urethra (hole where urine comes out of the penis)pain on passing urine, a slight discharge from the penis.
Occasionally testicular pain and swelling. ...Read more

Men (Definition)

Men are adult members of the male sex. The acropnym men also stands for multiple endocrine neoplasia, a hereditary condition that involves benign and malignant tumors of various glands. There are two main types, men ...Read more


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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