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How Long Does It Take For Chlamydia To Make You Infertile
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
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
If someone has chlamydia and gets an abortion is there a risk of being left infirtile? If so is there anything that can be done to prevent it?
Varies: Even with one episode of chlamydia one can damage the fallopian tubes. That damage can occur all at once immediately during the infection or can get worse over time. In reality most women with chlamydia never even know it and it causes no symptoms. There most severe the infection the greater the chance of damage to fallopian tubes an infertility. ...Read more
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 more
Chlamydia: This question must be reviwed by your gyn doc or primary care physician. ...Read more
A few days: Anywhere from 2-3 days or up to 7-10 days. ...Read more
2 weeks: You will probably still test positive for a couple of weeks after taking antibiotics. But your symptoms should improve more rapidly than that. Azithromycin and Doxycycline are both highly effective at curing chlamydia, but we still recommend a follow up test in three months due to the risk of reinfection. ...Read more
How long does it take for chlamydia to cause infertility, I have had it since august and it is now november?
Unpredictable: You are correct that chlamydia can cause infertility by scarring down the fallopian tubes. In most cases though it will not. Which cases will cause infertility and which will not is unpredictable. The key is to take care of yourself, get treated and protect yourself to avoid catching it again in the future. ...Read more
How long does it take for chlamydia to turn into p.I.D? I've had chlamydia before when I was pregnant at age 17.
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 chlamydia to damage the reproductive system to the point where the woman cannot have children in the future?
Hard to say: It may begin to do so with the first infection in the first days or it may never cause any reproductive issues. Those who go undetected and untreated for the longest have the highest risk as do those who have repeated episodes. ...Read more
After taking azithromycin how long does it take for chlamydia to clear up for a follow up test to show negative?
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
How long does it take for chlamydia symptoms in throat to appear if I've given or received oral sex or have had vaginal sex with an infected person?
You Need to wait: At least 7 days after start of treatment (or wait until completion of treatment if that period is longer) before you can have sexual activity. ...Read more
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