Question: How Long Can Chlamydia Lay Dormant?

Can chlamydia go undetected for years?

An untreated chlamydia infection can persist for several years.

Although this goes for both men and women, it is believed that men are less likely to carry the bacteria for several years.

If you remain infected for a long time you have an increased risk of complications..

How long can you have chlamydia without knowing?

Most people who have chlamydia don’t notice any symptoms. If you do get symptoms, these usually appear between 1 and 3 weeks after having unprotected sex with an infected person. For some people they don’t develop until many months later. Sometimes the symptoms can disappear after a few days.

Can a UTI be mistaken for chlamydia?

Several sexually transmitted bacteria and parasites such as chlamydia, gonorrhea and trichomonas vulvovaginitis share some similar symptoms with UTIs, including a burning sensation while peeing and pain in the lower abdomen.

Can Chlamydia come back by itself?

Chlamydia. It is well known that in a significant fraction of people who have been diagnosed with and treated for chlamydia, the infection will come back after treatment.

Can you be a carrier of chlamydia and test negative?

You could still have chlamydia even if a partner has tested negative. The only way to make sure you don’t have chlamydia is to get tested yourself.

How do I know if my Chlamydia is gone?

After taking antibiotics, people should be re-tested after three months to be sure the infection is cured. This is particularly important if you are unsure that your partner(s) obtained treatment. But testing should still take place even if your partner has been treated.

Does chlamydia have a smell?

Chlamydia and gonorrhea infections usually don’t cause vaginal odors. Neither do yeast infections. Generally, if you have vaginal odor without other vaginal symptoms, it’s unlikely that your vaginal odor is abnormal.

Can females give chlamydia to males?

Chlamydia can pass from male-to-female through infected sperm, or from female-to-male through vaginal fluid, or genital tissue contact. These are the routes via which chlamydia is most commonly transmitted.

Does an STD mean your partner cheated?

Partners with sexually transmitted infections may have cheated—but maybe not. It’s the decision no one wants to make. You’re diagnosed with a sexually transmitted infection (STI).

How can one person test positive for chlamydia and the other negative?

For example, a person’s urine test for chlamydia may be positive but theor genital culture negative. Their doctor may recommend a course of antibiotics to treat the possible infection despite the conflicting results. This can occur because no diagnostic test is perfect. False STD test results can and do happen.

Is chlamydia passed through sperm?

Chlamydia is a bacterial infection. The bacteria are usually spread through sex or contact with infected genital fluids (semen or vaginal fluid).

Can two clean partners get chlamydia?

If 2 people who don’t have any STDs have sex, it’s not possible for either of them to get one. A couple can’t create an STD from nothing — they have to get spread from one person to another.

How quickly does chlamydia spread?

The incubation period for chlamydia is quite variable and may range from days to months after the initial exposure. The average time from exposure to the development of symptoms is usually about one to three weeks after sexual contact with an infected person.

Can Chlamydia come back after 2 years?

For those who have been treated for chlamydia, it’s probably not time to freak out just yet. Reemergence is rare, and when chlamydia does come back, it’s still treatable. But if they do wind up with a repeat case, it might not be time to blame your partner for cheating just yet.

Does chlamydia mean your partner cheated?

If you become infected, it may not mean your partner cheated It’s one thing to learn you have a sexually transmitted disease (STD).

Is it possible for one partner to have chlamydia and not the other?

People get STDs by having sex with someone who has an STD. Once you are infected, you can infect someone else. Both gonorrhea and chlamydia often have no symptoms. Sometimes only one partner will have symptoms, even though both have the disease.