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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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If someone has chlamydia or gonnarhea in the throat or mouth, can I catch it from kissing them?

If someone has chlamydia or gonnarhea in the throat or mouth, can I catch it from kissing them?

No: Here is a link to the centers for disease control which provides reliable information about std transmission: http://www.Std-gov.Org/stds/chlamydia.Htm. ...Read more

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If you kiss someone that has chlamydia and got their saliva on your lips and you have a habit of licking your lips could i catch it?

If you kiss someone that has chlamydia and got their saliva on your lips and you have a habit of licking your lips could i catch it?

Contact: Chlamydia is a intracellular parasite. It is transmitted through sexual contact with an infected person. Chlamydia can be passed during vaginal, anal, or oral sex. An infected mother can pass chlamydia to the baby during vaginal delivery. So, technically speaking- the answer to your question is yes-if you do sexual contact with the infected person. ...Read more

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Can you catch chlamydia from oral sex?

Can you catch chlamydia from oral sex?

Yes: Chlamydial infections of the throat have been well documented. Use safe sexual practices when performing and receiving oral sex. ...Read more

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Can i catch chlamydia by masturbating?

Can i catch chlamydia by masturbating?

No: No. If you do not have chlamydia & self-masturbate - it will not lead to developing an infection. ...Read more

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How can I catch chlamydia from protected sex?

How can I catch chlamydia from protected sex?

Frustrating!: Chlamydia may cause minimal symptoms. One possibility is that it was present before the protected sex. Also possible for condoms to break. ...Read more

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Who can catch chlamydia faster, men or women?

Who can catch chlamydia faster, men or women?

Same: This disease is easy and rapid to transmit. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to catch chlamydia after you get a shot?

Is it possible for you to catch chlamydia after you get a shot?

Well, shots wouldn't: Cause the chlamydia. 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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Can a woman catch chlamydia after receiving oral from her male partner ?

Can a woman catch chlamydia after receiving oral from her male partner  ?

Rare...but possible: Depends on several factors: are both of you monogamous? Are you having both oral and vaginal sexual penetration? Is this a new sexual partner? The best idea is to get an STD screen. Use condoms and spermicidal foam or jelly ...Read more

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Can you catch chlamydia by swapping saliva ?

Can you catch chlamydia by swapping saliva ?

Yes: There have been cases of people getting chlamydia from oral sex, so it would make sense that they could transmit it back to the other person. ...Read more

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Can you catch chlamydia from using someone's toothbrush?

Can you catch chlamydia from using someone's toothbrush?

It would be rare: However...Bacteria from a toothbrush can be transmitted so you're better off not brushing for a very short term vs using someone else's brush. If you have no choice, soak the brush in 50/50 bleach/water first. ...Read more

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How could a female catch chlamydia if the guy wears a condom?

How could a female catch chlamydia if the guy wears a condom?

Unlikely: Nothing is impossible, especially if the condom breaks, but transmission is greatly reduced by condom use. ...Read more

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What is the likelihood of catching chlamydia from unprotected sex?

What is the likelihood of catching chlamydia from unprotected sex?

Very good!: 26% of males under 30, not married, and 29% of females, under 30, not married, are infected with chlamydia. Long term consequences can be severe. Don't "hook" up and use barrier protection, always! ...Read more

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Could you catch chlamydia any other way than through having sexual contact?

Could you catch chlamydia any other way than through having sexual contact?

Yes: If your partner touches you with organism on his/her hands. It can also cause eye infection through shared items. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/chlamydia/ds00173. ...Read more

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Is it possible for any male to catch chlamydia or gonorea recieving oral sex?

Is it possible for any male to catch chlamydia or gonorea recieving oral sex?

Yes: If someone has tosillitis/pharyngitis due to chlamydia/gonorrhea and preform oral sex on a male, it is theorically possible to transmit the disease. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if a woman gives oral sex and catches chlamydia can she have symptoms in her vaginal area?

Can you tell me if a woman gives oral sex and catches chlamydia can she have symptoms in her vaginal area?

Pharyngeal: She could have pharyngeal chlamydia. But if chlamydia were directly transitted to her vagina then she could be infected in that site as well. ...Read more

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A friend of mine is wanting to give oral sex but has chlamydia. Can i catch be infected if she dose that to me? .

A friend of mine is wanting to give oral sex but has chlamydia. Can i catch be infected if she dose that to me? .

If : If your friend has performed oral sex on other men who had chlamydia (and she very well could have, since she is apparently infected with chlamydia) she could transmit chlamydia to you during oral sex. Now, if your friend has been treated for chlamydia since she was diagnosed, and if she has not had any other sexual encounters since she was treated, she should no longer have chlamydia, and you're not at risk for infection with chlamydia during oral sex. Wearing a condom during oral, vaginal, and anal sex should be a standard practice. ...Read more

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If this is my third time catching chlamydia, and ihave sex 5days after treatment will chlamydia be passed to my partner?

It's possible: In the future, please use condoms with sexual activity, not only to keep your partners from getting an infection, but to keep yourself safe as well. Chlamydia is fairly east to treat, but some sexually transmitted infections are much more difficult, and can even be fatal. Please be safe. ...Read more

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I just found out I had chlamydia, I had unprotected sex with someone after I took the test. What's the chances they may catch it?

I just found out I had chlamydia, I had unprotected sex with someone after I took the test. What's the chances they may catch it?

Assume 100%: This is an easily passed germ and not always stopped by a condom. I would assume they caught it until proven otherwise. ...Read more

Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
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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