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How long can you have chlamydia before your fertility hide away?

How long can you have chlamydia before your fertility hide away?

# of Infections: The number of chlamydia infections is probably more important to risk of infertility. After 3 or more then the risk is over 75%. If you suspect any std then you need prompt attention because untreated infection does cause more damage. The worse case is to develop an abscess in the pelvic organs which requires hospitalization. ...Read more

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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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I had Chlamydia i don't know for how long, how can I know if it affect my fertility?

I had Chlamydia i don't know for how long, how can I know if it affect my fertility?

You can't: Unfortunately, there is no way to determine if the infection has affected your tubes. If your tubes were completely blocked or heavily damaged, an X-ray test called a hysterosalpinogogram will show it. However, much of the tubal disease from Chlamydia is microscopic or minimal and cannot be easily seen. Chlamydia is very common and we end up seeing tubal damage only infrequently. I hope your ok! ...Read more

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Im 19. Had chlamydia (unsure how long i had it be4 treated). Will this affect my fertility? How to get checked?

Im 19. Had chlamydia (unsure how long i had it be4 treated). Will this affect my fertility? How to get checked?

There can be,depends: 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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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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I hv a retroverted uterus and had chlamydia. Can i be pregnant? Will this affect my fertility? How long does take for chlamydia to affect fertility?

I hv a retroverted uterus and had chlamydia. Can i be pregnant? Will this affect my fertility? How long does take for chlamydia to affect fertility?

Chlamydia Rx: I hope you promptly obtained antibiotic treatment for the chlamydial infection which will decrease your risk for it spreading to the Fallopian tubes and blocking them. As long as your Fallopian tubes are still open post treatment, the likelihood of fertility is good. ...Read more

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How long can you have chlamydia before it causes pelvic inflammatory disease

How long can you have chlamydia before it causes pelvic inflammatory disease

Variable: This is variable from person to person depending on multiple factors. But the lag time can range from months to years. Symptoms may also be acute in onset or gradualover a long period of time. ...Read more

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How long do you have chlamydia before becoming infertile?

How long do you have chlamydia before becoming infertile?

Depends: some people never become infertile even with chlamydia. depending on the severity some people with chlamydia will become infertile. everyone is different ...Read more

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How long does a chlamydia test take?

How long does a chlamydia test take?

Quickly: The current chlamydia tests can be run in minutes in the clinic. Results should never take more than a day. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a person to get chlamydia?

How long does it take for a person to get chlamydia?

7-21 days: See http://www.Std-gov.Org/stds/chlamydia.Htm for thorough information and photos. ...Read more

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How long can a woman have chlamydia without knowing?

How long can a woman have chlamydia without knowing?

Definitely: If you are sexually active with numerous partners or an infected one you can acquire the infection and not know it. If concerned see your gyn and be checked out. ...Read more

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How long does chlamydia medicine stay in your system?

Depends: There are several medicine that are active against chlamydia. Azithromycin is the more popular one and it last in your body 10 days that's why it can be given as a single dose treatment. The others are less longer acting and can vary from anywhere from 6 to 24 hours from the last dose you took. ...Read more

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How long after should my chlamydia symptoms disappear?

How long after should my chlamydia symptoms disappear?

It depends on: The severity of the infection. If you are not feeling better in 72 hours. Call your doctor. ...Read more

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How long can u have chlamydia before you have symptoms?

How long can u have chlamydia before you have symptoms?

Silent STD: Chlamydia sxs (if you have them) usually occur 1 to 3 weeks after exposure. It is considered a silent std which means you could have it for a long time and not know it. ...Read more

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How long can a person go without knowing they have chlamydia?

How long can a person go without knowing they have chlamydia?

A "Silent STD": I agree with dr. Killian. It is called a silent std because you can be unaware that you have it, due to lack of symptoms- all the while it is doing damage to your body. ...Read more

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Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
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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


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Fertility (Definition)

Fertility refers to the ability of a woman to conceive a child, or to the ability of a man to ...Read more