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How Many Years Can Chylmadia Go Undetected
No: Cellulitis is an infection. It typically causes pain, swelling, red rash, and often is associated with chills and fever. Unless it is treated with antibiotics promptly, it can make the patient quite sick...So it can not remain hidden for more than one or two days! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Herpes simplex: Lifetime in many cases.Get a more detailed answer ›
Indefinitely: Although it can infect the cervix causing chronic cervicitis for years, can also ascend into the endometrial (uterine) cavity and out through the tubes causing severe pelvic inflammatory disease (pid) which may hospitalize you and could certainly leave you sterile. That is why it is recommended that all young women, and those at risk, be screened annually. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
For months and years: Especially chlamydia infections can make so subtle symptoms that women don't see a doctor, and may be diagnosed when the damage is done: scarred fallopian tubes that set them up for tubal pregnancies or not being able to get pregnant at all. ...Read more
A long time: Most patients have a viral like illness at the time of infection followed by months or years without any symptoms what so ever. If you have placed yourself at risk the best advice I have is to get tested. ...Read more
My girlfriend had chlamydia for between 2 to 6 months. How many months can a person become infected, that can cause pid?
See below: Chlamydia is known as a "silent" disease. This is because 75 percent of infected women and at least half of infected men have no symptoms. If symptoms do occur, they most often appear within 1 to 3 weeks of exposure. The infection first attacks the cervix and urethra. Even if the infection spreads to the uterus and fallopian tubes, some women still have no symptoms. See your md. ...Read more
Depends: The accuracy of the test depends on the type of test. Most tests are about 90-95% accurate in detecting an infection. Naat tests are the most accurate. If a woman isn't tested, chlamydia can be present undetected for years. Having annual testing until age 26 & with any change in sex partner, suspicion of partner having other partners or persistent symptoms is the best way to screen. ...Read more
When can a TB patient get married after treatmemt? How many years after the treatment can TB treated patient get married?
TB: After several days of proper medicine to which the organisms are sensitive, a person should not be considered contagious anymore. Due to the type of organism TB is, full treatment will take several months and the person should be compliant so as not to develop resistance and reactivation and become a risk for others. ...Read more
PID and Infections: One should go zero days knowing they have an infection before treating. There is no one right answer to your question, except that any delay in treatment risks pid. Treat known infections urgently. Always. ...Read more
Treat Immediately: Treat pid as soon as it is diagnosed. There is nothing in the literature that mentions how long pid can go untreated without complications. I would guess if untreated, depending on the specifics (infecting organism, extent of infection, patient's immunologic response etc.) the complications may already be in place at diagnosis or within a few days of diagnosis. Get treated immediately. Good luck! ...Read more
How can someone go from having hypothyroidism to hyperthyroidism within 1 year? Can medications do that?
Overtreat: If you take too much thyroid medication, you can go from hypo to hyper. ...Read more
Yes, but: Yes you can go to an er, but unless you feel very sick this is a time-consuming and very expensive way to do it. If you are not acutely ill (fever, chills, severe pain) a doctor's office visit is a better choice. I'll also say, with no offense at all to any er doctor, that pid is also very often over-diagnosed in the er setting. ...Read more
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After catching stds i know it takes years but how many years does it take long term illness such as pelvic diease to show syntoms?
Usually a few weeks: Some cases of PID never cause symptoms. A woman can have infertility or tubal pregnancy from past PID and not know until tests show blocked or scarred tubes. When PID does cause symptoms, which it usually does (pelvic pain, often with fever), they usually start within a few weeks of catching gonorrhea or chlamydia. But once in a while, PID symptoms may not show up for a few months. ...Read more
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