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How Long Can You Have Chlamydia Before Infertility
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
Tested positive for chlamydia. How long does it have to stay in the body before it causes infertility? Didn't have any symptoms. Had only 1 partner.
Not long at all.: Tubal damage can be severe when a woman has smoldering chlamydial infection in her genital tract and lead to infertility due to tubal occlusion/malfunction. This used to be a cause for permanent sterility, but not anymore; art (assisted reproduction technology) advances now pretty much guarantee that women with these problems can get pregnant and have healthy babies with ivf tubal bypass. ...Read more
Is it possible to have chlamydia for years without symptoms? Also, how long before it can cause infertility? A pap smear won't detect the std, right?
Chlamydia Testing: Prevention and annual gc/chlamydia screening are important consideration for any sexually active woman wanting to preserve fertility. The majority of women i see with blocked fallopian tubes never were aware that they had a prior infection as evidenced by blood testing for antibodies. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I got treated chlamydia a while ago & realized i had it for about 3 or 4 months at most. Having it that long, could it have caused infertility?
It differs: There is no definitive time period associated with infertility from infections, but generally it is with chronic infections that continue to occur and affect a persons fertility over quite some time (many months to years). It is rare for a few infections, adequately treated to cause fertility issues. This does however underscore the importance to always practice safe sex. Best wishes. ...Read more
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