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Can cellulitus go undetected for years?

Can cellulitus go undetected for years?

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 more

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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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How long can chlamydia go undetected?

How long can chlamydia go undetected?

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 more

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How long can a PID go undetected?

How long can a PID go undetected?

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

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How long can HIV go undetected?

How long can HIV go undetected?

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

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My girlfriend had chlamydia for between 2 to 6 months. How many months can a person become infected, that can cause pid?

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

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How long can the STD chlamedia go undetected through a test?

How long can the STD chlamedia go undetected through a test?

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

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When can a TB patient get married after treatmemt? How many years after the treatment can TB treated patient get married?

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

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How long can a female go untreated with chlamydia before developing pid?

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

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How long can ovarian cancer go undetected?

How long can ovarian cancer go undetected?

Many years: Ovarian cancer can go undetected for many years. Many people don't have any symptoms or only vague symptoms such as bloating or mild abdominal discomfort. When patients have more significant symptoms, the cancer is usually found at an advanced stage. ...Read more

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How long can your PID go untreated before it causes infertility in women?

How long can your PID go untreated before it causes infertility in women?

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

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How long can PID go untreated before causing infertility?

How long can PID go untreated before causing infertility?

Depends : It is difficult to say who will get infertility after pid - of course the sooner it's caught - the better but even when it's caught early it can still cause problems. ...Read more

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Can someone untreated for HIV start to show symptoms after fifteen years.?

Can someone untreated for HIV start to show symptoms after fifteen years.?

Yes.: The period of latency in which an infected person doesn't have symptoms is unique to each person. It is possible that someone could be asymptomatic for many years prior to becoming ill with an infection or other aids defining diagnosis. ...Read more

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How can you cure STD that left untreated for about 5 years?

How can you cure STD that left untreated for about 5 years?

It depends what: The std is as different ones require different meds, if it has caused any pelvic organ damage you may need to urgery to fix that, you need to see your gyn or a gyn asap for diagnosis and treatment options. ...Read more

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Can chlyamidia go undiagnosed for 11 years ?

Can chlyamidia go undiagnosed for 11 years ?

Possible, but...: Many chlamydia-infected may go unnoticed due to no related symptoms. How long will that be? That depends on individual defense ability. ...Read more

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How can I get tested for pelvic inflammatory disease --just go to er?

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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How long can I delay a gonorrhoea test? Had symptoms a week, going uni 27/09/15 where they have a sexual health clinic, struggling to find one locally

How long can I delay a gonorrhoea test? Had symptoms a week, going uni 27/09/15 where they have a sexual health clinic, struggling to find one locally

Get in soon: This germ has the tendency to go into the sensitive tissues of your Fallopian tubes,infect them and cause permanent scarring.This can increase your risk of a life threatening tubal pregnancy or infertility. ...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?

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