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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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Is it possible to go a year with chlamydia and not know it or have any health issues?

Is it possible to go a year with chlamydia and not know it or have any health issues?

Yes it is possible: Yes it is possible, it may be asymptomatic in 50to70% of women.It may linger for months or years before being discovered. ...Read more

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What is chlamydia?

What is chlamydia?

A kind of bacteria: Chlamydia is a bacteria. The the most common types are transmitted sexually, i.e. it's an STD. In some developing countries, some chlamydia types cause eye infections in children and are passed nonsexually by contact with infected people, by contact with shared clothing or sheets, and by flies. A related germ called Chlamydophila causes bronchitis and pneumonia. ...Read more

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Is chlamydia cureable?

Is chlamydia cureable?

Yes: Chlamydia is curable with the appropriate antibiotics. However, all sexual partners must be evaluated and treated as well, to prevent a reinfection. ...Read more

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How serious is chlamydia?

How serious is chlamydia?

Serious: Can lead to infertility in women severe pelvic infection need for complex abdominal surgery. ...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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I had chlamydia will I die?

I had chlamydia will I die?

Chlamydia: We will all die, but very very few will die from infection with chlamydia, particularly if you are referring to genital or urinary infection. This is quite treatable and curable. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long to treat chlamydia?

How long to treat chlamydia?

Usually 1 to 7: Days depending on antibiotic choice. Should not be sexually active until treated for at least 7 days. ...Read more

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What are signs of chlamydia?

What are signs of chlamydia?

Chlamydia is often a: “silent” disease – this means the person isn't experiencing symptoms. Chlamydia symptoms in women may include: spotting, painful sexual intercourse, pain w urination, vaginal discharge (milky or yellow mucus), lower abdominal pain, nausea & fever. Chlamydia in men may cause burning or pain w urinating, irritation at penis opening, discharge, groin pain w swelling & testicular swelling /pain. ...Read more

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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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Does chlamydia make you itch ?

Does chlamydia make you itch ?

Not so much.: Most people w chlamydia don’t have sxs. That is why it’s called a silent std. Sxs can include: vaginal discharge, bleeding w intercourse or btwn periods, nausea, fever, painful intercourse, ; lower abdominal ; back pain. Men can experience discharge, burning w urination, itching at opening of the penis (urethra) ; less often – pain/ swelling of testes. It can lead to rectal pain, bleeding ; d/c. ...Read more

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What does chlamydia look like?

Chlamydia is often a: “silent” disease – this means the person isn't experiencing symptoms. Chlamydia symptoms in women may include: spotting, painful sexual intercourse, pain w urination, vaginal discharge (milky or yellow mucus), lower abdominal pain, nausea & fever. Chlamydia in men may cause burning or pain w urinating, irritation at penis opening, discharge, groin pain w swelling & testicular swelling /pain. ...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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Can chlamydia pills be crushed?

Can chlamydia pills be crushed?

There a number of: Medications which could potentially be used to treat chlamydia. Ask your pharmacist about the specific medication that you are using. ...Read more

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What are the signs of chlamydia?

What are the signs of chlamydia?

Often asymptomatic: The majority of women with chlamydia infection have no symptoms. Some women and men experience pain with urination or sex, or abnormal discharge from the genitals. If you have had unprotected sex, or have a new partner, it is a good idea to visit a doctor to be tested for std's. ...Read more

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How can chlamydia be contracted?

How can chlamydia be contracted?

By sexual contact!: Chlamydia on the surface may seem like a mild venereal disease, but in truth, devastating consequences can occur, including infertility, arthritis, etc. It is the number one cause for infant blindness in the underdeveloped world. Direct vaginal/penile contact is usually required. Nearly 25% of young singles have already acquired the disease and are unaware! barrier sex (condom) and/or abstinence! ...Read more

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How to know if I have chlamydia?

How to know if I have chlamydia?

Get tested: Many can carry this germ with no symptoms for an extended period.If you think you may have been exposed a test through your doc is indicated. ...Read more

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Chlamydia undetected for 5 years?

Chlamydia undetected for 5 years?

Possibly: The testing needs adequate concentration of organisms to prove their presence. A positive result is to be trusted, but a negative occasionally will be incorrect. Additionally, about 50% of women will not have obvious symptoms and 10% for men. ...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