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That is correct. Of all carriers; approximately 80-90% of females with chlamydia and 80% of females with gonorrhea have no symptoms (see related link) and approximately 50% of men.

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Q: Do most females and many males with chlamydia have no noticeable symptoms?
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Can females and males have chlamydia?

Yes, both females and males can get chlamydia.

Could a female show symptoms of chlamydia and a male not?

Yes, that's possible. 80-90% of females and many males have no symptoms of chlamydia.

Does chlamydia affect everyone?

Chlamydia doesn't affect everyone, but it's very common. In females, 50% will have had chlamydia by the time they're 30. The rates are likely the same in males.

What are the chances that a male will get chlamydia?

About 3% to 6% in the US have chlamydia at any given time. Rates of infection in the general population appear to be the same among males and females, although female reported cases are higher (likely due to programs encouraging screening in young women). In females, 50% will have chlamydia by the age of 30. The rates are probably similar for males. See related link for references.

What is the incubation period for chlamydia?

The incubation period -- the time between getting infected and having symptoms -- is one to three weeks for chlamydia in those people who get symptoms. But 80-90% of females and half of males get no symptoms.

How is chlamydia active in males?

Chlamydia becomes active as soon as it enters the body.

What bacterial infection that affects the reproductive organs of both males and females?


Is the treatment for trichomoniasis the same for both men and women?

Both males and females can get trichomoniasis. Men typically do not have symptoms, but can spread the infection.

How many males show sypmtoms five weeks after chlamydia infection?

50% of men infected show symptoms of chlamydia.

Does chlamydia come on suddenly or is it gradual process?

Most people with chlamydia (80-90% of females and half of males) have no symptoms of chlamydia, or symptoms so mild that they are almost unnoticed. For this reason, symptoms may be perceived as having gradual or sudden onset, depending on the type of symptom experienced. Painful urination, for instance, may appear suddenly. Pelvic pain is likely to have a more subtle and gradual onset.

Who is the main carrier for chlamydia?

Both males and females can have chlamydia. The most common age group to be infected is 15 to 25 years old.

Why are females more likely to get chlamydia than males?

While reported cases are higher in females than in males, studies in the general population suggest that males and females are equally likely to be infected with chlamydia. Because routine screening of males is not common in general health care practices, their infections may go undetected more often. See related links for references.