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How Long Can It Take For Chlamydia To Give You Pid
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
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
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
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?
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
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
I was treated for PID about 3 weeks ago. I am still taking the meds. Took a urine chlamydia exam and came positive. Should I wait longer to test?
Infection: Yes, wait till you have fixnished the medication ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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?
I went to the doctors 2 weeks ago and got STD check up and yesterday my doc told me I have chlamydia. I don't know how long I had it maybe a month. Should I get tested for PID? I want kids in the futur
Chlamydia: I would just make sure you get this treated. That is most important at this point ...Read more
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
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
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
treated for chlamydia after 2-3years had no symptom, would I have had PID without knowing as well? Would it been detectable?
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
I just found out I had chlamydia for about 8 months. I'm scared I may be infertile! What are the signs and chances I have pid?
My girlfriend had chlamydia for between 2 to 6 months. How many months can a person become infected, that can cause pid?
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
If my chlamydia was treated and cleared up 2 years ago, is it likely that I could still have underlying asymptomatic pid?
Had chlamydia for 2 months, noticed no symptoms, treated and cured. Do I have to worry about any complications or PID even though I got it treated?
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?
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