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How long does chlamydia take to make you infertile?

How long does chlamydia take 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 (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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Would 2 chlamydia infections make me infirtile?

Would 2 chlamydia infections make me infirtile?

Possibly: It implies that you are putting yourself, or your partner is, for other sexually transmissible diseases. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Chlamydia: Having a history of chlamydia will increase your chances of being infertile in the future due to the possibility of tubal disease. You will most likely benefit from a special x-ray of your tubes (hsg) in the future to ensure they haven't been harmed. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for chlamydia to make you infertile if you're female?

How long is it supposed to it take for chlamydia to make you infertile if you're female?

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

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How long does it take for chlamydia to make a female infertile?

How long does it take for chlamydia to make a female infertile?

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

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How long does it take for chlamydia to cause pid?

How long does it take for chlamydia to cause pid?

That's very variable: Damage may start quickly in some females (weeks to months) and longer in others. ...Read more

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How long does it take for chlamydia to develop into pid?

How long does it take for chlamydia to develop into pid?

Pid: Chlamydia does not always progress into pid. Usually untreated std can eventually place one at risk for developing pid. This could several weeks and pelvic pain fever elevated WBC would be apparent ...Read more

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

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

How long till cure: After treatment for chlamydia, either a single dose or a seven day course you need to abstain from sex for at least 7 days. This is the best way to prevent giving the infection back to your partner. ...Read more

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How long does it take for chlamydia to go away once you start treatment?

How long does it take for chlamydia to go away once you start treatment?

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

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How long does it take for chlamydia to cause infertility, I have had it since august and it is now november?

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

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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.

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

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How long does it take for chlamydia to damage the reproductive system to the point where the woman cannot have children in the future?

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

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HOW long does it tAke foR chLamydia to cause cervicitis?

HOW long does it tAke foR chLamydia to cause cervicitis?

Within a few days: STD's can show up within s few days to weeks. Cervix iris is PID, a complicTion quite serious. Treat promptly as can cause infertility ...Read more

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How long does it take for chlamydia to show up? After intercourse.

Days: There aren't necessarily symptoms, so you should get checked if you had unprotected sex, use protection in the future. ...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 chlamydia start scarring the uterus?

How long does it take for chlamydia start scarring the uterus?

Variable amount of t: Time, but it takes a while, if you have chlamydia and it is treated in a timely fashion and then you have a test of cure neg culture after that it should not scar or cause adhesions in the uterus or fallopian tubes. ...Read more

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How long does it take for chlamydia infections to cause infertility in women?

How long does it take for chlamydia infections to cause infertility in women?

Not always: One episode of this infection, diagnosed and treated early is not likely to cause infertility. ...Read more

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How long does it take for chlamydia to cause pelvic inflammatory disease?

How long does it take for chlamydia to cause pelvic inflammatory disease?

14 days: Most chlamydia infections do not cause any symptoms. Pelvic inflammatory disease usually occurs 7-21 days after exposure if it occurs. ...Read more

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How long does it take for chlamydia to fully clear up with 1 gram of azithromycin?

How long does it take for chlamydia to fully clear up with 1 gram of azithromycin?

Treatment: The drip caused by chlamydia clears up in 2-3 days. But burning may persist. One is definitely cured after two weeks. Remember, it is important that your partner be treated at the same time. ...Read more

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After taking azithromycin how long does it take for chlamydia to clear up for a follow up test to show negative?

After taking azithromycin how long does it take for chlamydia to clear up for a follow up test to show negative?

Azithromycin...: ...kills chlamydia within a couple of days. However, it can take up to 3 weeks for testing to become negative. Do not get tested sooner than 3 weeks; the test result could be misleading. ...Read more

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How long does it take for chlamydia/pid to scar a woman's uterus?

How long does it take for chlamydia/pid to scar a woman's uterus?

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

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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?

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?

Chlamydia & throats: Chlamydia in the throat is often symptom free. But in general chlamydia signs show up on day three to five. ...Especially in the penis. ...Read more

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How long does it take for women with chlamydia to become infertile?

How long does it take for women with chlamydia to become infertile?

No safe interval: There's no 'safe' time period, so if you are infected (or worry that you might be) you must treat right away. If female you may (or might not) already have suffered some damage; males rarely become infertile from chlamydia infection. ...Read more

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How long does it take for the antibiotics to work for chlamydia 2-3 days?

How long does it take for the antibiotics to work for chlamydia 2-3 days?

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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How long does it take for a male with untreated chlamydia to become infertile?

How long does it take for a male with untreated chlamydia to become infertile?

Days: If it's going to cause a problem, it would be merely days after the infection was cleared that one would see fewer or no sperm in the semen. ...Read more

Dr. Khurram Rehman
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Infertility (Definition)

Infertility = inability to conceive or if a woman under age 35 - not being able to get pregnant after having regular sex for a year without birth control use. For a woman over 35 years old is not being able to get pregnant after having regular ...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