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How can gonorrhea or chlamydia lie dormant for?

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how long can gonorrhea or chlamydia lie dormant for?
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Hello, and I am pleased to help, use of my answers are for educational purposes only.
Actually, once it is dead, it is gone, so gonorrhea and chlamydia do NOT lie dormant.
But, the affects of chlamydia can cause scar tissue in your pelvis and abdomen.
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Answer was too vague...can my partner have contracted one of these std's from me recently if I have been infectted for five years plus and didnt know?
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I don't think we know for sure how long gonorrhea and chlamydia can lay dormant, but it's probably for many years. I think either one can remain in your cervix and either cause no problem or cause a smoldering inflammation (with no symptoms) for years, probably more than 5 years. Best wishes.
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