A 18-year-old male asked:
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if you get chlamydia in the rectum through anal sex, is it possible for ir to also infect the penis/urethra? or will it just stay in the rectum?

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Dr. James Lin
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Here are some...: The described scenario poses high likelihood to infect urethra also. So, seek professional evaluation, treatment, and counseling timely if symptomatic & concerned. Of course, make sure of treating and following partner as well. Best wishes...
Answered on Feb 19, 2015
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Dr. Diane Minich
37 years experience Family Medicine
Can go to penis: Have partner(s) checked and treated also.
Answered on Feb 19, 2015
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Dr. Raj Syal
Dr. Raj Syal answered
33 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: All areas can be affected
Answered on Feb 19, 2015
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