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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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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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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 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 to treat chlamydia?

How long to treat chlamydia?

Usually 1 to 7: Days depending on antibiotic choice. Should not be sexually active until treated for at least 7 days. ...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 can chlamydia go unnoticed?

How long can chlamydia go unnoticed?

A Long Time: Chlamydia doesn't always cause symptoms, so it may go unnoticed until you are tested for chlamydia or the infection has spread to other areas of the body. ...Read more

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How long can chlamydia go undetected?

How long can chlamydia go undetected?

Indefinitely: Although it can infect the cervix causing chronic cervicitis for years, can also ascend into the endometrial (uterine) cavity and out through the tubes causing severe pelvic inflammatory disease (pid) which may hospitalize you and could certainly leave you sterile. That is why it is recommended that all young women, and those at risk, be screened annually. ...Read more

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How long does chlamydia last in a male body?

How long does chlamydia last in a male body?

Until Treated: Generally, chlamydia will stay in the male body until it is treated. Symptoms may disappear, but the infection can continue to other areas, like the epididymis or testes. ...Read more

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How long for test results for chlamydia for men?

One day: The test for chlamydia dna can be completed the same day the specimen is submitted to the lab. ...Read more

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How long till all symptoms of chlamydia is gone?

How long till all symptoms of chlamydia is gone?

Chlamydia: Some with chlamydia may not have symptoms at all, but those with symptoms have relief after completion of treatment and eradication of the infection. ...Read more

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How long can it take to show signs with Chlamydia?

How long can it take to show signs with Chlamydia?

A few days to never: Most women with chlamydia don't develop signs or symptoms at all. About 20-40% get vaginal discharge, discomfort on urination, spotting between periods (especially after sex), or more severe symptoms like low abdominal pain and fever. When there are symptoms, they can start anywhere from a few days to months after catching it. If you think you were exposed, don't wait for symptoms; get tested now. ...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 does it take to get chlamydia results back?

How long does it take to get chlamydia results back?

Chlamydia: Very soon depending upon the particular test ordered and the lab to which it was sent. One day is not unusual. ...Read more

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What are the effects of having chlamydia for so long?

What are the effects of having chlamydia for so long?

Infertility and.....: The major harm is infertility in females and in genetically predisposed people of both sexes, a reactive arthritis called reiter's syndrome! ...Read more

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How long does chlamydia medicine stay in your system?

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 would it take chlamydia to show up on a test?

Depends: There are five tests for chlamydia. One, a culture can take three days. The others are rapid tests of varying degrees of accuracy. You and your doctor can decide which is appropriate in your circumstance. If positive, be sure to have all your consorts treated. See: http://www. Webmd. Com/sexual-conditions/chlamydia-tests. ...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?

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 is it supposed to it take chlamydia to go away?

How long is it supposed to it take chlamydia to go away?

With treatment 7 day: With treatment it takes at least 7 days and you are adviced not to have sex during that period. And your sex partners need to be treated as well to prevent recurrences. ...Read more

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How long does it take you to see any symptoms of chlamydia?

How long does it take you to see any symptoms of chlamydia?

May never: Silent disease for many if have any suspicion get checked as it may not show any symptoms in many women. ...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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Any test that can tell how long chlamydia been in your system?

Any test that can tell how long chlamydia been in your system?

No: Unfortunately not. The tests only confirm that you have an std and need treatment. ...Read more

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How long will it take for chlamydia to cause permanent damage?

How long will it take for chlamydia to cause permanent damage?

Not long!: 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

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How long does it take symptoms of chlamydia to show once caught?

How long does it take symptoms of chlamydia to show once caught?

Thanks for asking!: Incubation period of chlamydia illness is variable depending on the type of infection. Usually one week. ...Read more

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How long does it take for chlamydia to go away after being treated?

About 7 days: It takes 7 days after the treatment to be cured and you can resume sex, as long as both partners are treated. Otherwise the recurrences may happen. ...Read more

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How long does it take for the chlamydia tablet to work in your system?

You need to: Complete treatment and wait for at least 7 days for the medication to be fully effective and for you to have sex. ...Read more

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How long after getting chlamydia will ti be able to return to sex work?

How long after getting chlamydia will ti be able to return to sex work?

Soon: You should become non-communicable within 24 to 48 hrs after starting treatment. Unfortunately if you have one sexually transmitted disease there is a good chance that you have more than one and should be carefully checked out. If you are in sex work why are you not protecting yourself adequately? ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to get chlamydia test results back?

A day or so: The test can be done the same day the specimen is submitted, however, the lab may not do the test every day, in which case it would depend on how often the lab runs the test. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for chlamydia to show up in a mans body?

Symptoms?: Chlamydia sxs (if you have them) usually occur 1 to 3 weeks after exposure. Because chlamydia is a silent std - so it might not be apparent. ...Read more

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After taking the 2 pills to cure chlamydia how long does it take to fully work?

Give it 7 days: Per cdc sexually transmitted disease treatment guidelines : “persons treated for chlamydia should be instructed to abstain from sexual intercourse for 7 days after single-dose therapy or until completion of a 7-day regimen. Http://www. Cdc. Gov/std/treatment/2010/chlamydial-infections. Htm. ...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