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How long does it take for chlamydia to cause pid?

How long does it take for chlamydia to cause pid?

That's very variable: Damage may start quickly in some females (weeks to months) and longer in others. ...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 does it take for chlamydia to develop into pid?

How long does it take for chlamydia to develop into pid?

Pid: Chlamydia does not always progress into pid. Usually untreated std can eventually place one at risk for developing pid. This could several weeks and pelvic pain fever elevated WBC would be apparent ...Read more

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How long does it take for chlamydia/pid to scar a woman's uterus?

How long does it take for chlamydia/pid to scar a woman's uterus?

PID and STDs: Chlamydia/gonorrhea are two sexually transmitted bacterial infections that can result in pid if not treated. Chlamydia causes tube injury at a slower rate than gonorrhea. Nonetheless, any patient who thinks she may have been infected should seek testing. Testing is easy to perform and painless. Pid may lead to infertility, chronic pelvic pain or tubal pregnancy. Remember, protection= safe sex! ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for chlamydia/pid to scar a women's uterus?

How long is it supposed to it take for chlamydia/pid to scar a women's uterus?

Weeks to months!: Weeks to months, although it may take longer. My advice is: since over 25% of men and women under 30 are infected, why have unprotected sex? Second, if you could have it, you should take a round of antibiotics. Cheaper than the lab work! ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take chlamydia to cause pid?

How long is it supposed to it take chlamydia to cause pid?

Hard to say: It is well known that stds such as chlamydia, especially in long standing infections, can lead to pid; however, pid ranges from subclinical and asymptomatic to severe, so it is impossible to give a time line because 1) many patients don't even realize they have pid and 2) the progression will depend on host immune system function. If you are concerned, you can be checked for active disease. ...Read more

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How long does it take for pid to be cleared up after only having it for 2 weeks? Taking azithromycin for chlamydia. At risk for infertility?

How long does it take for pid to be cleared up after only having it for 2 weeks? Taking azithromycin for chlamydia. At risk for infertility?

Yes: Once antibiotics are given, the inflammation subsides in a week. The earlier you have treatment done, the lower risk for infertility in future. Use condoms to prevent re-infection. Also make sure you get your partner treated. ...Read more

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How long before chlamydia causes pid?

How long before chlamydia causes pid?

Chlamadia: About 50 % of chlamadia infection is asymptomatic and so it is hard to say when someone got the infection. However if treated on time along with gonorrhea may not get pid, but if lower abdominal pain sets in, pain during coitus or pain during or after menstruation in pt with chlamadia, suggest pid and should be treated immediately. ...Read more

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How long can a female go untreated with chlamydia before developing pid?

How long can a female go untreated with chlamydia before developing pid?

PID and Infections: One should go zero days knowing they have an infection before treating. There is no one right answer to your question, except that any delay in treatment risks pid. Treat known infections urgently. Always. ...Read more

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How rare can chlamydia effect your fertility if you had it twice but got treated and never developed pid? I had it not sure how long then for 3 months

How rare can chlamydia effect your fertility if you had it twice but got treated and never developed pid? I had it not sure how long then for 3 months

Sporadic: There is no sure timeline for assuring fertility after chlamydia. It may not have been present before the infection/s. The germ likes to live in the Fallopian tubes where it can cause scarring we cannot predict whether it goes there during an infection or not. If your tubes are blocked (they can test it) or scarred, you can have a successful pregnancy with the aid of a fertility center. ...Read more

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How long do you have to have chlamydia to develop pelvic inflammatory disease pid?

Unknown: There is no magic number. It all depends on your body and your immunity. If your immunity is low the disease can reek havoc. If it is high it will keep the progression of the disease in check. ...Read more

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Can you tell if you had pelvic inflammatory disease from having chlamydia? If so, how long do u have to have PID to cause damage?

Uncertain: Chlamydia is the most common cause of PID, but most chlamydial infections don't result in PID. There are no data on duration of PID and permantent tubal damage, but the longer infection is present without treatment, probably the greater the risk of permanent damage. Also, second and later chlamydial infections often cause more damage than first infections. ...Read more

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Don't know how long I had chlamydia, but was treated. Am I @ risk 4 pid? I am going on a 41 say cycle now and haven't started my period.

Shouldn't be: If you had chlamydia, you were at risk for pid. If the chlamydia got into your tubes it could cause an abscess. If you were treated it should be gone if the treatment was appropriate. If you have doubts, you should be tested for chlamydia again to make certain the treatment was successful. Remember there other bacteria that can also cause pid. ...Read more

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Tested for postive for chlamydia. Concer about PID was also to my cervix inflamed. What are medcation u recommend doc should give for chlamydia n pid

Antibiotics: Azithromycin 1 gram orally for chlamydia (if not allergic)

for pid- Ceftriaxone 250 intramuscular injection plus Azithromycin 1 gram orally once a week for 2 weeks

your doctor should be able to tell if its just an infection of your cervix or pid. ...Read more

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As a part of oral regimen for pid, can I take 250mg of oral azithromycin everyday to kill chlamydia? Do I need to take 1g at once a week for 2 weeks?

As a part of oral regimen for pid, can I take 250mg of oral azithromycin everyday to kill chlamydia? Do I need to take 1g at once a week for 2 weeks?

See Below: First line treatment for pelvic inflammatory disease includes ceftriaxone (250 mg intramuscularly in a single dose) plus doxycycline (100 mg orally twice a day for 14 days). You may consider consulting MD on healthtap for more details. ...Read more

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How likely am I to get a PID if I had chlamydia?

How likely am I to get a PID if I had chlamydia?

If you get treated: It is unlikely if you get treated and your sexal partner is treated as well. ...Read more

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Chlamydia for two years without pid. What to do now?

Chlamydia for two years without pid. What to do now?

Don't worry. ..: Known to most if not all, exposing to infectious agents like bacteria or virus doesn't mean contracting infection, and contracting infection doesn't mean getting a full blown pictures of an infection, which reflects individual difference in immune defense ability. So, taking on low-risk healthy lifestyle is the must for all healthcare & the key to a long happy life. Of course, ask Doc timely... ...Read more

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I am 20. I had PID because of chlamydia.. My question is has any of you had children after pid?

I am 20. I had PID because of chlamydia.. My question is has any of you had children after pid?

Possible: The germ can travel up into your fallopian tubes and cause inflammation ; scaring that might prevent a natural pregnancy or place you at risk of a tubal pregnancy in the future. Early recognition and treatment with antibiotics may limit the damage. Your obgyn can explain the limitations of tests available to study the effect on your system. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I am 20. I had PID because of chlamydia.. My question is has any of you had children after pid?

What do you suggest if I am 20. I had PID because of chlamydia.. My question is has any of you had children after pid?

Maybe: This germ can strike the sensitive areas within your fallopian tubes and make your chance of natural conception less likely. Your obgyn can do some testing to see if these have been effected. If they have, and you still have healthy ovaries, you could have kids using the assistance of ivf to bypass the problem. ...Read more

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treated for chlamydia after 2-3years had no symptom, would I have had PID without knowing as well? Would it been detectable?

treated for chlamydia after 2-3years had no symptom, would I have had PID without knowing as well? Would it been detectable?

PID: PID stands for pelvic inflammatory disease which can be caused by chlamydia. Typically PID does have symptoms such as fever, abdominal pain, painful intercourse. You could have asymptomatic chlamydia but PID implies certain symptoms. ...Read more

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I might have had chlamydia for a year before I was aware and treated. Am I at risk for PID with having chlamydia for a year possibly?

Maybe: You most likely would have had pid by now. You definitely need to get your tubes checked to see if they have been damaged. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with PID but negative for gonnoreah and chlamydia, what's wrong with me?

I was diagnosed with PID but negative for gonnoreah and chlamydia, what's wrong with me?

Many others cause it: Pid can be caused by gonorrhea or chlamydia. But the majority of times there are other organisms causing the infection, including mixed populations of bacteria, mycoplasma, and genital flora. Follow up with your gyn to be sure you're cleared up. ...Read more

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My girlfriend had chlamydia for between 2 to 6 months. How many months can a person become infected, that can cause pid?

My girlfriend had chlamydia for between 2 to 6 months. How many months can a person become infected, that can cause pid?

See below: Chlamydia is known as a "silent" disease. This is because 75 percent of infected women and at least half of infected men have no symptoms.
If symptoms do occur, they most often appear within 1 to 3 weeks of exposure. The infection first attacks the cervix and urethra. Even if the infection spreads to the uterus and fallopian tubes, some women still have no symptoms. See your md. ...Read more

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If my chlamydia was treated and cleared up 2 years ago, is it likely that I could still have underlying asymptomatic pid?

If my chlamydia was treated and cleared up 2 years ago, is it likely that I could still have underlying asymptomatic pid?

Unlikely: Chronic untreated chlaymdia infection does lead to pid and infertility, but if you were treated without any recurrence, chances are low. Recommend however that you seek gyn or primary care if you are concerned. ...Read more

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Tested positive on chlamydia but didn't treated. After several months, diagnosed with pid but test result on chlamydia is negative. How is it possible?

Tested positive on chlamydia but didn't treated. After several months, diagnosed with pid but test result on chlamydia is negative. How is it possible?

Your immune system: Your immune system may have cleared the active chlamydia over time such that whatever test you had may not have found active disease. It does not mean your system did not suffer harm with the germ. You may well have significant tube scarring. ...Read more

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Can a doctor tell the difference from chlamydia & pid?

Certainly: Chlamydia is an organism, pid is a disease. Pid can be caused by many organisms besides chlamydia. ...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