Can Chlamydia Lie Dormant For Years?

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 chlamydia lie dormant?

Chlamydia is a very common disease, which is primarily transmitted through sexual intercourse. It is known as the silent infection because it is often symptomless and can lie dormant for up to 20 years.

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.

What happens if chlamydia goes untreated for years?

What happens if chlamydia goes untreated? If a person is not treated for chlamydia, complications may occur. Women frequently develop pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). PID can cause infertility (not being able to get pregnant), chronic pelvic pain, tubal pregnancies, and the continued spread of the disease.

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.