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what is chlamydia? how does a person get it?

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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 & chronic pelvic pain. That's why it's imperative that the male wear a condom each & every time, regardless of whether the female is taking birth control pills or not. Check out cdc re chlamydia: http://www.Cdc.Gov/std/chlamydia/stdfact-chlamydia.Htm.
Answered on May 12, 2019
Dr. Eva Dickinsone
25 years experience Emergency Medicine
Chlamydia : Chlamydia is an intracellular bacteria that cause diseases in multiple species. In humans it is most notably the number one cause of sexually transmitted diseases. Men are symptomatic in about 75% of cases whereas women are only symptomatic in about 30% of cases. It usually infects the urethra however it can i ascend to the bladder and cause a urinary tract infection. Other species can cause pneumonia and is spread by birds.
Answered on Mar 26, 2020
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