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Dr. Barry Marged Dr. Marged
Family Medicine
40 years in practice
Des Moines University College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
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Chlamydia undetected for 5 years?

Chlamydia undetected for 5 years?

Possibly: The testing needs adequate concentration of organisms to prove their presence. A positive result is to be trusted, but a negative occasionally will be incorrect. Additionally, about 50% of women will not have obvious symptoms and 10% for men.

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


Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield Dr. Handsfield
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
49 years in practice
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
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How is it possible for me to get chlamydia and not my fiance? Can I go years without knowing I have it?? Does this diesease go dormant?

How is it possible for me to get chlamydia and not my fiance? Can I go years without knowing I have it?? Does this diesease go dormant?

A few possibilities: Urine tests in men miss up to 10% of infections. Chlamydia can self cure in a few weeks in men; he may have had it, now cleared. Maybe he was treated but didn't admit it. "Years" is too long, but you may have had it from a past partner and your fiance just lucky he didn't catch it from you. The test isn't perfect, small chance your result is false. The main thing now is that both need treatment.

Dr. Gurmukh Singh Dr. Singh
Pathology
45 years in practice
University of Pune, Armed Forces Medical College
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My partner tested positive for chlamydia and me negative. 4 years together is it possible they can go back and check if this was a false positive?

My partner tested positive for chlamydia and me negative. 4 years together is it possible they can go back and check if this was a false positive?

What type of test?: Did he get treated? It is likely that he had infection and was treated effectively and is no longer carrying the organism. He may still have antibody to chlamydia but not the organism. It would not do any harm to get retested by the Chlamydia nucleic acid. See this site for info. Http://www. Medicalhealthtests. Com/pathology-test/chlamydia-tests-serum. Html

Dr. James Lin Dr. Lin
Urology
47 years in practice
Kaohsiung Medical University
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Can Chlamydia or Gonorrhea go unnoticed for 2 years?

Can Chlamydia or Gonorrhea go unnoticed for 2 years?

Yes, but. ..: Yes, it may, and not uncommon after initial symptoms but not often with no initial flare. Nonetheless, seek counseling and testing if in doubt. In reality, you may do nothing as long as being asymptomatic or not in the category of high risk like multiple partners, promiscuity, anal..., etc.

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Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Dr. James Lin Dr. Lin
Urology
47 years in practice
Kaohsiung Medical University
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Can you have chlamydia for 10 years without symptoms?

Dr. James Lin Dr. Lin
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Can you have chlamydia for 10 years without symptoms?

Possible...: Yes, it's possible to be its carriers with no symptoms for years, but I'm not sure if there has been any studies on the subjects done specifically to address the concern so far out more than 10 yrs. Regardless of such uncertainty, low-risk healthy lifestyle without overindulgence / obsession remains the very foundation of all healthcare and the surest key to a long happy life.

Dr. Jesse Mills Dr. Mills
Urology
16 years in practice
The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
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If you have chlamydia for more than two years is that bad?

If you have chlamydia for more than two years is that bad?

Yes: Yes. It can cause scarring, infertility and consider how many partners you have possibly infected.

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Might somebody have chlamydia for many years and never have symptoms?

Silent STD: Yes. That is why it is called a "silent std".

Dr. Regina Hillsman Dr. Hillsman
Orthopedic Surgery
40 years in practice
George Washington University Medical School
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Dr. Cornelia Franz Dr. Franz
Pediatrics
years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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If you have chlamydia for two years, can you still have kids after being cured?

If you have chlamydia for two years, can you still have kids after being cured?

Yes: See an acupuncturist and chinese medicine practitioner. It can help clear out any old scarring or "memory". You should be able to have children.

Dr. Timothy Silver Dr. Silver
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
20 years in practice
Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University
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Can a guy to have chlamydia for nineteen years (his whole life) and not know it?

Can a guy to have chlamydia for nineteen years (his whole life) and not know it?

Yes: If you had a sexual contact and contracted the std, it is possible to be a carrier of the chlamydia as well as ureaplasm for years. This makes them particularly troublesome from a public health stand point. They are however treatable with antibiotics.

Dr. Robert Killian Dr. Killian
General Practice
24 years in practice
University of Utah School of Medicine
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Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau Dr. Rivera-Godreau
Family Medicine
20 years in practice
University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine
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I had chlamydia for 2 years, I am young so is it possible for my body to recouperate and b able to produce?

Chlamydia: Even when it is true that an std can later on affect your ability to conceive due to scar tissue forming in your reproductive internal organs, it is not necessarily the case. After successful treatment most women are able to get pregnant.

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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My wife of 8 years has chlamydia and is accusing me of cheating. I have been 100% faithful. How could she have gotten it?

My wife of 8 years has chlamydia and is accusing me of cheating. I have been 100% faithful. How could she have gotten it?

I don't know.: But this is a good fact sheet from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: https://www. Cdc. Gov/std/chlamydia/stdfact-chlamydia. Htm

Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield Dr. Handsfield
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
49 years in practice
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
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I had Chlamydia. But I'm in a relationsship with my partner for 4 years now. Do I have to inform my (female) ex-partners from 4-5 years ago?

I had Chlamydia. But I'm in a relationsship with my partner for 4 years now. Do I have to inform my (female) ex-partners from 4-5 years ago?

No need: Even without treatment, chlamydia is cleared by the immune system long before 4 years, usually within a year. From a medical standpoint, there's no point in informing partners that long ago.

Dr. Elizabeth Wallen Dr. Wallen
Pediatrics
31 years in practice
The Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine
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I have been tested positive for chlamydia I have not cheated on my boyfriend of 2 years and he swears he's been faithful could the test be wrong?

I have been tested positive for chlamydia I have not cheated on my boyfriend of 2 years and he swears he's been faithful could the test be wrong?

Well..: Unless you have a previous negative test to rely on, there is no way to know when you were infected. It is often asymptomatic. The infection was acquired in one of these ways. 1) you got it from a previous or another current partner (which you say you don't have) 2) he got it from a previous or another current partner (which he says he doesn't have) You both need treatment. If doubts, retest.

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Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield Dr. Handsfield
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
49 years in practice
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
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I just recently found out that I have chlamydia but me and my partner have been together for two years. We both didn't cheat ;what could have happened?

A few possibilities: Chlamydia can be carried a long time, especially in women. Two years is very long but possible. False positive results are rare, but also a possibility. Unfortunately, in most cases like this, it turns out that one or the other partner has had sex with someone else, so you'll need to have a forthright (but sensitive) discussion with your partner. He needs treatment despite his negative test.

Dr. Oscar Novick Dr. Novick
Pediatrics
54 years in practice
University of Bern Faculty of Medicine
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Can faithful partners either unknowingly have chlamydia (months/years) suddenly one of them (usually the male) start to have symptoms of the disease?

Can faithful partners either unknowingly have chlamydia (months/years) suddenly one of them (usually the male) start to have symptoms of the disease?

Chlamydia: Chlamydia is a silent disease and may go undetected for years. Usually the disease is first detected in the females but males can be the the first to become symptomatic

Dr. Thomas Mcgowan Dr. Mcgowan
Family Medicine
years in practice
Rush Medical College
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Dr. Robert Killian Dr. Killian
General Practice
24 years in practice
University of Utah School of Medicine
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I was diagnosed & treated for chlamydia years ago. I was told that once diagnosed with that, you can & will always test positive for it. Is this true?

I was diagnosed & treated for chlamydia years ago. I was told that once diagnosed with that, you can & will always test positive for it. Is this true?

Chlamydia: Chlamydia, if properly treated is gone. You will not test positive again for it unless you get a new infection.

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