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How can a person get chlamydia

A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
STD/STI: Chlamydia is a bacteria that is sexually transmitted, thus causing a sexually transmitted disease/infection. In women, it can lead to infertility & ch ... Read More

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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience Pediatrics
7-21 days: See http://www.Std-gov.Org/stds/chlamydia.Htm for thorough information and photos.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: Chlamydia is passed in genital secretions, not like a cold or flu. Sexual contact in some form would be the mode of transmission.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
Possibly: It can grow in the throat.
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience Pathology
This can be a STD.: Chlamydia can be a sexually transmitted bacteria, especially c. Trachomatis. If untreated, it can result in epididymitis, urethritis, and lymphogran ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Depends: It the person with gonorrhea also has chlamydia - then yes, you could become infected. If the person only has gonorrhea then they can not infect you w ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
37 years experience Pediatrics
HealthTap Prime: This part of HealthTap is for general health questions only. A HealthTap Prime doctor might be able to help you. The advantage of going in person is ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Kissing: No. Kissing is no risk for catching Chlamydia.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
From your partner: The obvious question is from whom did he get it?
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gloria Fong
39 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Even with one contact if the infection is active you will likely be infected. When one partner has the infection, the other partner should be notified ... Read More
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