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A female asked:

Could a woman be an unknown carrier of chlamydia and have sex several times with the same person before they contracted chlamydia from her?

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Dr. John Rhoades
Family Medicine 50 years experience
Possible: Yes it is possible One reference give the following information: This infection is easily spread because it often causes no symptoms and may be unknowingly passed to sexual partners. In fact, about 75% of infections in women and 50% in men are without symptoms.
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I had unprotected sex a few times about a month ago, recently tested + for chlamydia. How likely is it that that partner will have it? He tested today
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Can you tell me if a woman gives oral sex and catches chlamydia can she have symptoms in her vaginal area?
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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A 29-year-old male asked:
If I had sex with a woman infected with chlamydia and had intercourse with a new partner a few days later will the new partner become infected?
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
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A 60-year-old male asked:
Are the symptoms same for all types of chlamydia or do you need to have vaginal sex with a woman to contract it where it will show up in your urine?
Dr. Michael Swor
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No: Most of the time, a man contracts chlamydia from a woman with penile-vaginal contact. It can be contracts others ways as many other infections can.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Got treated for chlamydia last fall. I performed oral sex on my partner recently a few times & I'm seein brown spots like last time. Do I have it agai?
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Last updated Aug 2, 2015
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