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How Many Years Can Chylmadia Go Undetected
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can chylmadia stay inside your system for nine years before you start to experience symptoms? I am married. Just tested positive fir chylmadia.
No: Highly, highly, highly doubtful. You would have had some symptom of this infection: pain, discharge, odor, redness, even oral or pulmonary symptoms in severe cases. Just to let you know, when we treat cases of chlamydia and they come back 2-3 weeks later with chlamydia again, it is because of re-infection not because of resistance. Your sex partner gave you the chlamydia recently. Sorry. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Married for 4 years. Diagnosed chylmadia. Both of us took meds. Mine is positive. If my husband comes negative and mine positive what does that mean?
Nothing: He didn't catch it. Nobody really understands why a particular person won't pick up a particular strain of chlamydia. It's still wise for both of you to take medication -- the test is not 100% sensitive. ...Read more
Extremely unlikely: First, chlamydia infrequently infects the mouth or throat. Second, chlamydia is rarely if ever carried anywhere for as long as 5 years. Almost all genital chlamydial infections clear up within a year, even without treatment. Have you had a lab test to diagnose chlamydia? Or only symptoms? Nongonococcal urethritis (NGU) can result from oral sex, but not caused by chlamydia. ...Read more
No: These are infections that present with symptoms, sometimes what we call " subacute" or " take a while" to declare themselves, but they are not a 10 year kind of thing! This infection can easily reoccur with another exposure however. That happens often. ...Read more
Yes: You need to get treated asap.Get a more detailed answer ›
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