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How Long Can You Have Chlamydia Before It Causes Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
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
Chlamydia and PID: The longer you have chlamydia without treatment, the more likely you can have pid. Chlamydia acts by migrating from the cervix to the fallopian tubes so it takes some time. If you use birth control pills, it may take a bit longer. Still, you can't know truly whether there is any effect until you have some testing to confirm the tubes are open after being treated. ...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
Difficult to say: It would depend on the individual, severity of infections, and length of infection. ...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
If you have gonorrhea and didn't know it how long does it take for PID to set in? Does PID cause a bad odor? Treated immediately chance of infertilit?
7 days: As short as 7 days or less. However, many women may not be symptomatic for a long time, weeks or longer. Some may have no symptoms at all. ...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?
How long does bacterial vaginosis have to go untreated before it causes serious problems like infertility?
Doesn't cause: Bacterial vaginosis (bv) is too many of the 'wrong' bacteria and less of the 'good ones'. It is not a std/sexually transmitted disease, is treatable, and does not cause infertility. If you think you have BV see your ob/gyn for testing and treatment, if needed. S/he can also check for stds like chlamydia, especially if you're under 26. See rei specialist if you're trying to conceive without success. ...Read more
Infection: Chlamydia leads to pelvic infection and eventual scarring of the pelvic organs. This in turn sets up a chronic state on inflammation in the pelvic causing scarring and poor healing in the area. The chronic nature of PID then leads to multiple problems such as pain, infertility, and ectopic pregnancy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
By scarring...: First, gonorrhea is a pelic inflammatory disease. It wreaks havoc by moving up the fallopian tubes, causing scarring, and perhaps infertility. Gc can actually enter the abdomen and be life threatening. Also, chlamydia is co-transmitted 75% of the time. It can also scar the tubes. It can also cause arthritis. Antibiotic coverage should be aimed at treating both! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long does it take for zithromax to cure chlamydia and does it also cure pelvic inflammatory disease?
How long after contracting gonorrhea does pelvic inflammatory disease usually show up if it does?
Yes, but: Yes you can go to an er, but unless you feel very sick this is a time-consuming and very expensive way to do it. If you are not acutely ill (fever, chills, severe pain) a doctor's office visit is a better choice. I'll also say, with no offense at all to any er doctor, that pid is also very often over-diagnosed in the er setting. ...Read more
Tough to say: Routine screening for and treatment of asymptomatic bacterial vaginosis is not recommended despite some studies showing a benefit in decreasing preterm labor. Treatment of symptomatic bacterial vaginosis is currently recommended mainly to treat bothersome symptoms. This is a controversial subject matter at this time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After catching stds i know it takes years but how many years does it take long term illness such as pelvic diease to show syntoms?
Usually a few weeks: Some cases of PID never cause symptoms. A woman can have infertility or tubal pregnancy from past PID and not know until tests show blocked or scarred tubes. When PID does cause symptoms, which it usually does (pelvic pain, often with fever), they usually start within a few weeks of catching gonorrhea or chlamydia. But once in a while, PID symptoms may not show up for a few months. ...Read more
How long does it take for a person with gonorrhea to get gonococcal arthritis and can it be cured?
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (Pid) (Definition)
An infection of a womanâs upper reproductive organs inside pelvis , including uterus lining, fallopian tubes, and/or ovaries. ...Read more
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