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Can people have gonorrhea or chlamydia in their throats from oral sex? Is this dangerous if you don't know? If a cut in mouth is it in your blood?

Can people have gonorrhea or chlamydia in their throats from oral sex? Is this dangerous if you don't know? If a cut in mouth is it in your blood?

Yes you can: Gonorrhea and chlamydia can cause oropharyngeal or throat infections from "oral sex". Most people with these throat infections tend to have symptoms and experience soreness, painful throats, fevers...and seek treatment and relief; antibiotics can readily prevent the dissemination of the infection to other organs. ...Read more

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Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
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Chlamydia Infection (Definition)

Chlamydia infection is a sexually transmitted infection caused by a bacteria. Genital symptoms include burning on urination, vaginal or penile discharge, pain with sexual intercourse or no symptoms at all. In many patients without symptoms, chlamydial infections can spread upwards into the abdomen and cause serious complications due to scarring. Newborns can acquire chlamydial eye infection from birth ...Read more


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Is it possible to receive chlamydia from the tongue to the penis? The penis did not touch the infected persons troat. What are the odds? thank you for your answer

Is it possible to receive chlamydia from the tongue to the penis? The penis did not touch the infected persons troat. What are the odds?
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Yes it is possible: especially if the infected person's throat has been in contact with an infected genitalia prior to you. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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Hi there I'm just wondering if the dose of tablets you get given for chlamydia gets rid of it in your throat also?

Hi there I'm just wondering if the dose of tablets you get given for chlamydia gets rid of it in your throat also?

It does: Chlamydia is the most common sexually transmitted disease. Zithromax is the currently the most common treatment for chlamydia. The dose is 1 gram taken all at one time. Other antibiotics used to treat chlamydia include erythromycin and doxycycline. Any of these medications taken as prescribed for treatment of chlamydia should kill the germs at all sites in your body including your throat. ...Read more

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Hi there I'm just wondering if the dose of tablets you get given for chlamydia gets rid of it in your throat also?

Hi there I'm just wondering if the dose of tablets you get given for chlamydia gets rid of it in your throat also?

Yes, usually.: The dose is the same for both. It is important to get follow up testing in 7 to 10 days to make sure the infection is gone, though. ...Read more

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If you get throat/vaginal swabs for chlamydia and gonorrhea and it comes up negative, should you get a separate test for the rectum ?

If you get throat/vaginal swabs for chlamydia and gonorrhea and it comes up negative, should you get a separate test for the rectum ?

Yes: If you have had anal sex, then yes. If you have not had anal sex, then no. You can have the stds in your anus only and it would not show up on the oral or vaginal testing. ...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


Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more