Serious Answers Only – How Can Chlamydia Stay Dormant???
Okay – I’m wondering if there is a spat of misinformation going around about Chlamydia. I know it’s “silent” in it’s symptoms and that it is a bacterial infection.
My concern is how even though we supposedly get tested, people think the infection lays dormant and is undected by STI testing like HPV and Herpes can be undected/dormant. How is this the case? I have looked at websites about the infection Chlamydia and nowhere does it state it can lay dormant and be undected via testing.
Again, I know Chlamydia symptoms can be non-existant in men and females but that doesn’t mean the infection is dormant. I have looked on medhelp, where people say to go and what I found was,
“virtually all persons with chlamydia will have positive tests within 4-5 days of infection. Perhaps as early as 1-2 days, but no data to know for sure.” – and that’s from medhelp.
I have not seen on any site that Chlamydia lays dormant.
The only thing that comes close to conclusive testing is that a conclusive test should be done by 6 months – to one year.
I even went to the CDC and other std websites and nothing mentions it being dormant.
So where is this “dormant” issue where it won’t even pull up on tests coming from?
Another piece I found,
“virtually all persons with chlamydia will have positive tests within 4-5 days of infection. Perhaps as early as 1-2 days, but no data to know for sure.”
Again – at medhelp.
Thank you Robin B for reply; I am just reading people’s responses to others stating it can stay dormant. Yet I find nothing that states this at all. Yes, Chlamydia can stay in your system, untreated, for close to 4 years (in women). However, even though it’s considered virtually no symptoms – it doesn’t mean it can’t show up on a test. I just don’t want people fearing when they go get STI testing to think it isn’t accurate at all. I know there is a chance for error but that is saying almost like don’t trust your doctors.
The point I’m trying to make is people are telling others that Chylamydia can stay dormant for months or years in your system, but from what I have read – that isn’t true. In it’s early stages, it’s hard to dectect via SYMPTOMS because people don’t seem to carry many symptoms of this. It doesn’t mean the infection is dormant to even testing like Herpes or HPV could be.
A couple of months perhaps I could see while the infection serovents (sp) in your system. But people are stating it is dormant for months and years and honestly, that isn’t true. By 6 months you should be able to have a correct test and by your comment, you found out within a couple months. Not years…
I have never heard of it laying dormant. I worked in a GYN office for years. Men have a longer time to notice, some don’t at all. But, if your partner has is, you do. You won’t always be tested for chlamydia, if you do not tell the doctor you have new partners, or are having sex. Usually we don’t test unless there is a need….thinking your partner is cheating, a new partner…etc.
could me and my husband have chlamydia?!?!?
me and my husband met in 2003 and a year or so ago before we met he slept with a woman unprotected,he did a sperm count last week because we have trouble conceiving and got the results back that he has abnormal sperm and that there was bacteria found and the doctor said he should do a chlamydia test but he was given the wrong pot to do the test in,what im trying to say is,is there a chance that chlamydia can lay dormant for that length of time without any symptoms or could it have just been the pot he was given to do the test in? any help would be grateful,thanks
Chlamydia can be transmitted during vaginal, anal, or oral sex. Chlamydia can also be passed from an infected mother to her baby during vaginal childbirth.
Any sexually active person can be infected with chlamydia. The greater the number of sex partners, the greater the risk of infection. Because the cervix (opening to the uterus) of teenage girls and young women is not fully matured and is probably more susceptible to infection, they are at particularly high risk for infection if sexually active. Since chlamydia can be transmitted by oral or anal sex, men who have sex with men are also at risk for chlamydial infection.
In women, the bacteria initially infect the cervix and the urethra (urine canal). Women who have symptoms might have an abnormal vaginal discharge or a burning sensation when urinating. When the infection spreads from the cervix to the fallopian tubes (tubes that carry fertilized eggs from the ovaries to the uterus), some women still have no signs or symptoms; others have lower abdominal pain, low back pain, nausea, fever, pain during intercourse, or bleeding between menstrual periods. Chlamydial infection of the cervix can spread to the rectum.
Chlamydia is known as a “silent” disease because about three quarters of infected women and about half of infected men have no symptoms. If symptoms do occur, they usually appear within 1 to 3 weeks after exposure.
Men or women who have receptive anal intercourse may acquire chlamydial infection in the rectum, which can cause rectal pain, discharge, or bleeding. Chlamydia can also be found in the throats of women and men having oral sex with an infected partner.
If untreated, chlamydial infections can progress to serious reproductive and other health problems with both short-term and long-term consequences. Like the disease itself, the damage that chlamydia causes is often “silent.”
In women, untreated infection can spread into the uterus or fallopian tubes and cause pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). This happens in up to 40 percent of women with untreated chlamydia. PID can cause permanent damage to the fallopian tubes, uterus, and surrounding tissues. The damage can lead to chronic pelvic pain, infertility, and potentially fatal ectopic pregnancy (pregnancy outside the uterus). Women infected with chlamydia are up to five times more likely to become infected with HIV, if exposed
Chlamydia can be easily treated and cured with antibiotics. A single dose of azithromycin or a week of doxycycline (twice daily) are the most commonly used treatments. HIV-positive persons with chlamydia should receive the same treatment as those who are HIV negative.
Hope this answers your question Cheers ♥
Can being pregnant rear its ugly head of Chlamydia????
My wife is 15 weeks pregnant and she went in for one of her check ups and found out that she has chlamydia. My question is, if the chlamydia laid dormant for months, could her becoming pregnant cause the chlamydia rear its ugly head??
I use to work for an obgyn office for 6 years and had to explain things like this to patients. Did both of yall get tested before? Chlamydia does not lay dormant. She had to have caught it before she got pregnant from U or another partner Or after she got pregnant from u or another partner. Chlamydia will come out 7 days after contracting it. Sorry to say either you were unfaithfull or she was. Also when a women first gets pregnant the doctor runs all these test so if she was clean in the beginning of the pregnancy then she caught it after.
can chlamydia lay dormant inside of you once you take meds for it?
i had it 11 years ago and took meds for it and now the dr tells me that i could still have it i have been with the same person for 7 years and have had 3 kids since then if i still Had it wouldn’t it have pass to me kids and my husband
My husband tested positive for chlamydia.?
My husband and i have been together for 9 years. Two years ago we broke up and he was with someone else, not me. 6 weeks later we got back together and last year we were married. I have had a child since then and have been tested many times in the pregnancy and just had a pap two months ago, i was clear. Today my husband went to the doc because he was having problems and he tested positive for chlamydia. can that lay dormant for two years and i didn’t get it. i am looking for kind oppinons please. i know my husband has been faithful.
can i not catch it when its dormant?
Chlamydia starts to shows its affects 1-3 weeks after exposure, not years, and doesn’t lay dormant. Maybe you don’t really know everything he does when not with you.
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