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why does chlamydia make it burn when i urinate?

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Dr. Moez Khorsandi
Urology 27 years experience
Urethritis: Aquiring an std such as chlamydia and gonorrhea causes infection and inflammation in the urinary tract. The inflammatory response in addition to the infection causes urinary symptoms such as urinary discomfort, pain, pelvic pressure, and irritation to the urethra.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Inflammation: The bacteria is entering your cells causing inflammation, which causes burning.

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What is the recovery time after taking an antibiotic for chlamydia?

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I suffer with chrohns and I have a colostomy and the skin around the stoma burns so bad that it brings tears to my eyes. Do you have any suggestions?

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A 27-year-old female asked:

How likely is it for a man to contract chlamydia by receiving oral sex from a woman?

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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Mouth to penis CPR?: It is unlikely to transmit chlamydia unless the woman's mouth is already infected. In that case, it could produce a reaction(cpr). The mouth is rife with bacteria as opposed to the "cleaner" vagina, so before one "biblically knows" a partner, it is a great idea to know your partner well and remain monogamous.

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