How long can you have chlamydia without knowing?


Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted infection caused by the bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis. It is possible to have chlamydia without experiencing any symptoms, which can make it difficult to know when you have been infected.

In many cases, people with chlamydia can have the infection for months or even years without knowing it. This is because the symptoms of chlamydia are often mild or non-existent, particularly in the early stages of the infection. If left untreated, chlamydia can cause serious health problems such as pelvic inflammatory disease, infertility, and ectopic pregnancy in women.

It is recommended that sexually active individuals get tested for chlamydia and other sexually transmitted infections regularly, particularly if they have multiple sexual partners or engage in unprotected sex. If you suspect you may have been exposed to chlamydia or other sexually transmitted infections, it is important to seek medical attention and get tested as soon as possible.

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