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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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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

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Can you get chlamydia back to back?

Can you get chlamydia back to back?

Yes: A re-exposure after treatment can lead to a second chlamydia infection. There are antibiotic failures to cure chlamydia occasionally so after treatment, a test of cure is usually a good idea. ...Read more

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Other ways to get chlamydia besides sex?

Other ways to get chlamydia besides sex?

Vaginal childbirth: Chlamydia can be transmitted during vaginal, anal, or oral sex and from an infected mother to her baby during vaginal childbirth. ...Read more

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What is chlamydia? How does a person get it?

What is chlamydia? How does a person get it?

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 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