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Could you carry chlamydia for 3 years in a monogomous relationship and not know it?
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Justin Fuehrer
Emergency Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: Yes. Stealth germ!
You can have chlamydia without having any obvious symptoms.
This is part of the reason that pregnant women are routinely screened. Other women who should be screened: sexually active 15-25 year olds, women>25 year old with new partners or multiple partners.

In brief: Yes. Stealth germ!
You can have chlamydia without having any obvious symptoms.
This is part of the reason that pregnant women are routinely screened. Other women who should be screened: sexually active 15-25 year olds, women>25 year old with new partners or multiple partners.
Justin Fuehrer
Justin Fuehrer
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David Miller
While chlamydia can be a stealth germ, it can cause some rather nasty problems, most notably pelvic inflammatory disease or PID. This can lead to scarring of the ovarian tubes and infertility. Don't mess with this, get tested and treated right away. And don't forget to have your partner get tested and treated as well.
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Stealth germ, part 2
Men: equal opportunity screening.
Guys may not have symptoms too [although usually less stealthy than gals]. High-risk guys who should be screened: if you go to an std clinic; <30 year old in the military, jail or juvenile detention; or men who have sex with men. More info here: http://www.Cdc.Gov/std/chlamydia/stdfact-chlamydia.Htm.

In brief: Stealth germ, part 2
Men: equal opportunity screening.
Guys may not have symptoms too [although usually less stealthy than gals]. High-risk guys who should be screened: if you go to an std clinic; <30 year old in the military, jail or juvenile detention; or men who have sex with men. More info here: http://www.Cdc.Gov/std/chlamydia/stdfact-chlamydia.Htm.
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