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Can I become repeatedly infected with chlamydia?

Can I become repeatedly infected with chlamydia?

Yes: Chlamydial infections are treated with antibiotics. However, if the person again has relations with another partner who has an active chlamydial infection, that person will become reinfected and will require retreatment. ...Read more

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Chlamydia (Definition)

Chlamydia is a curable sexually transmitted infection that is caused by the bacteria chlamydia trachomatis. This bacteria infects mucous membranes of the urethra, vagina, cervix, anus, rectum, eyelid, and throat. Chlamydia may be asymptomatic but some patients experience pain or burning during urination, nausea, fever, vaginal discharge, ...Read more


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Can chlamydia be dorm for yrs and test negative ? If so why and for how long? Can a woman infect a man ?

Can chlamydia be dorm for yrs and test negative ? If so why and for how long? Can a woman infect a man ?

Yes; for years; yes: Chlamydia won't necessarily produce symptoms, especially in women. Tests are not 100% accurate so you can get a negative test even if you have the disease (false negative). Yes, a woman can certainly infect a man. ...Read more

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Could I have chlamydia and not infect others during sex?

Could I have chlamydia and not infect others during sex?

I wouldn't count : On it. Although it could technically occur, all sexual partners should be medically evaluated. ...Read more

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I see discharge on day 9 since 2 7 day pills for chlamydia. Can I infect someone? Why am I seeing discharge? Is this a sign of a bigger problem?

I see discharge on day 9 since 2 7 day pills for chlamydia. Can I infect someone? Why am I seeing discharge? Is this a sign of a bigger problem?

Chlamydia: More information is needed to best answer your question. If still having discharge despite 2 seven day treatments for Chlamydia, certain questions come to mind. 1. Are you using the current antibiotic to treat the chlamydia? 2. If it is the correct antibiotic, then there is a possibility of co-infection with another STD like Gonorrhea, which requires a different antibiotic. Need to see a doctor ...Read more

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Can a girl infect a guy with chlamydia while giving him oral sex?

Infection: Chlamydia can be transmitted through oral, anal or vaginal sex. So if a woman has a chlamydia infection of her throat & performs fellatio – then infection is possible. ...Read more

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I have genital chlamydia. If I give oral, can this infect the girl?

I have genital chlamydia. If I give oral, can this infect the girl?

Not worth the risk: Chlamydia can be transmitted orally. It would be better to be cured of genital chlamydia before taking the risk of infecting someone else. ...Read more

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Does untreated chlamydia infect heart and brain?Can chlamydia have drug resistance?

Does untreated chlamydia infect heart and brain?Can chlamydia have drug resistance?

Maybe: There are different types of chlamydia. A type called chlamydia pneumoniae has been found to infect neural tissue and joints. But i suspect you're asking about chlamydia trachomatis which hasn't been reported to infect the heart or brain. Although it does commonly cause eye infections that can lead to blindness. The question of resistance is tricky since there is a very high reinfection rate. ...Read more

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Could I infect my partner with chlamydia six days after single dose of azithromycin?

Could I infect my partner with chlamydia six days after single dose of azithromycin?

Probably not: Chlamydia probably becomes non-infectious for partners w'ithin a day or two of treatment with azithromycin. It is usually advised to wait a week, in order to give a large margin of safety, but 6 days should be safe. Of course if you had the same partner previously, you can assume he is infected already. Even if he had a negative test, he also needs treatment before you have sex again. Good luck! ...Read more

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 Both treated for chlamydia. Took azithromycin 1000mg same time and ended up having unprotected sex 3 days after. Can we still infect eachother.?

If both of you have: taken the Azithromycin 1 gram treatment then it should have eradicated the chlamydia. You should be rest assured. However gonorrhea frequently travels with chlamydia, and if you have not got treated for that, you probably should. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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Can rubbing penis on vagina no penetration infect the girl with chlamydia or gonorrhea or any stds?

Can rubbing penis on vagina no penetration infect the girl with chlamydia or gonorrhea or any stds?

Unprotected sex: Yes.It is important to get tested and treated (if positive) if you are having unprotected sex.Always wear a condom even though you have no intention of penetrating. ...Read more

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How can you get chlamydia?

Unprotected sex : Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted infection passed by transmitting body fluids from one person to another. Chlamydia can be acquired through vaginal, anal and oral sex. You can not catch chlamydia through casual contact. Avoiding intercourse is the only 100% way to protect yourself. Condoms are very effective in decreasing the risk. ...Read more

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Could i get chlamydia again?

Yes: You can get this as often as you are exposed, cured and re-exposed. Similar to strep throat, you do not develop permanent immunity after infection. ...Read more

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Can chlamydia pills be crushed?

Can chlamydia pills be crushed?

There a number of: Medications which could potentially be used to treat chlamydia. Ask your pharmacist about the specific medication that you are using. ...Read more

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How accurate are chlamydia tests?

How accurate are chlamydia tests?

Very: Testing these days are very accurate. If you have specific concerns regarding the testing, talk to your doc. ...Read more

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Chlamydia Infection (Definition)

A sexually transmitted infection caused by a bacteria. Genital symptoms include burning on urination, vaginal or penile discharge, pain with sexual intercourse or ...Read more