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Can You Get Chlamydia From A Needle
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Antibiotic: See your doctor or go to the health department for treatment. Antibiotics can be take to treat chlamydia. Your sexual partners should also be treated to prevent reinfection and for their benefit. You may also need to be tested for other sexually transmitted infections. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I had contracted chlamydia and was treated, but I had my gf get checked but she did not have it. How is this possible?
Yes, but uncommon: Chlamydial proctitis, which involves inflammation of the distal rectal mucosa, is relatively uncommon and occurs nearly exclusively in men who have sex with men who have had receptive anal intercourse. Women can experience rectal infection with chlamydia, but they are typically asymptomatic and do not have long-term sequelae. ...Read more
No.: Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted disease and lives only (for practical purposes) in the genitourinary tract often causing symptoms but occasionally reading there asymptomatically in carrier individuals. If you have had unprotected intercourse you should be checked for pregnancy and stds including gonorrhea, chlamydia and hiv. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Varies: Both tests are usually done by dna analysis and the test can be completed in one day. However the lab may not run the test every day. So it depends on how long it takes the specimen to get to the lab, how often the lab runs the test, and how long it takes your doctor to get in touch with you. Ideally, you should know the day after you provide the sample. ...Read more
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