I have a question I had unprotected sex around 6.5 years ago and also 10 years ago. I know it was very stupid and I didnt get checked out, I was young and very much and idiot. However I got tested yesterday and I am still awaiting the results. What are my chances that I have chylamida without ever knowing?
I do have painful periods on the very first day of my period but that is it. I havent ever had any yeast infections etc and I have a pap smear around a 1.5 years ago and had no abnormal cells. I would really appreciate if you could get back to me. As i am very worried and having sleepless nights
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replied February 20th, 2014
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Most of the available information about chlamydia is very vague about the timescale before complications begin to develop after infection.

The infection presents no symptoms for the majority of women until complications develop at an unknown time in the future. I expect the vagueness is deliberate as the infection will move at widely differing speeds. Even after complications begin to develop symptoms might not be noticed until pelvic inflammatory disease is established.
I expect it could be a matter of years rather than months but I really don't know and I suspect few could state a timeline with any degree of accuracy.

Google can provide lots of information for you to do your own reading. The test is simple as you now know and so is the treatment if it is caught in time.

Chlamydia is the most common STI among under 25's. There is currently a screening programme in the UK targeting colleges, universities and other similar establishments.

Good luck with your results...
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replied December 1st, 2017
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and i understand your concern. 6 years is too much of a time and would have shown up with symptoms long ago had you have any chlamydia or gonorrhea. So stop worrying for the past .

I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care
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