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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. ...Read more

Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
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Chlamydia Infection (Definition)

Chlamydia infection is a sexually transmitted infection caused by a bacteria. Genital symptoms include burning on urination, vaginal or penile discharge, pain with sexual intercourse or no symptoms at all. In many patients without symptoms, chlamydial infections can spread upwards into the abdomen and cause serious complications due to scarring. Newborns can acquire chlamydial eye infection from birth ...Read more


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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Can you have chlamydia for 10 years without symptoms?

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. ...Read more

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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. ...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