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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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Are there other ways to get chlamydia other then sexual? I was told you can get it from wipeing wrong, toilet seats

Are there other ways to get chlamydia other then sexual? I was told you can get it from wipeing wrong, toilet seats

No,only from sex: You can not get chlamydia from toilet seats or any other method than intercourse or oral sex. Babies can get chlamydia eye infections from coming through the vagina of an infected mother. ...Read more

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Can I get chlamydia from toilet paper that came into contact with chlamydia in the eye?

No risk, no worries: Chlamydia of the eye is extremely rare. But even if the toilet paper had come into such contact, there would be little or no risk of you catching it. Genital chlamydia is an STD, and they call such infections sexually transmitted for good reason: nobody ever gets them except by sex with an infected partner. Don't worry about it. ...Read more

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Can i get chlamydia or gonorrhea by sharing towels, soaps, or toilet seat? Worried since i live and share bathroom with someone who had those stds.

Can i get chlamydia or gonorrhea by sharing  towels, soaps, or toilet seat? Worried since i live and share bathroom with someone who had those stds.

No: Gonorrhea and chlamydia are transmitted via vaginal, anal, or oral sexual contact and cannot survive outside the body, so you cannot pick them up from shared towels, toilet seats or soap. However, other types of std like trichomonas, crab lice, and scabies mite can potentially be transmitted via shared towels. ...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?

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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How do you get chlamydia? Oral?

How do you get chlamydia? Oral?

Most kinds of sex: You can get chlamydia from unprotected vaginal, oral, or anal sex. ...Read more

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Where can I get a chlamydia test?

CHLAMYDIA: Most county health departments will do this for free. ...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