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Chlamydia (Overview)

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, and lower abdominal pain.


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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 (Overview)

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, and lower abdominal pain.


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What are the symptoms of chlamydia in a woman?

What are the symptoms of chlamydia in a woman?

Most have none: Most women do not have symptoms when they have chlamydia. For those that do have symptoms be on the look out for vaginal discharge, burning with urination, vaginal odor, pelvic pain and in some cases joint pain. ...Read more

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Treating Chlamydia (Checklist)

Notify all of your partners if diagnosed with chlamydia
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Take your medication exactly as directed
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Avoid intercourse for two weeks after treatment
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What are the symptoms of chlamydia in men? Any effect on their fertility?

What are the symptoms of chlamydia in men? Any effect on their fertility?

Urethritis: Pain on urination, occasionally discharge, rarely fever. Yes, it can produce urethral strictures which limit semen output, but not aware of overall effect on fertility.. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor do I need to go to if I want to get tested for chlamydia? What kind of test will they do?

What kind of doctor do I need to go to if I want to get tested for chlamydia? What kind of test will they do?

FP/IM/GYN/UC: Most primary care physicians can perform this testing-usually a vaginal culture or urine testing. ...Read more

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Can you cure chlamydia?

Can you cure chlamydia?

Yes: Chlamydia is a bacterial infection and is treated with a single dose of azithromycin. ...Read more

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What problems can result from untreated chlamydia?

What problems can result from untreated chlamydia?

Multiple: Chronic infection, chronic pelvic pain, infertility, increased susceptibility to other STDs like HIV. In addition you will infect every other sexual partner you have. ...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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Can you cure chlamydia?

Yes: Chlamydia is a bacterial infection and is treated with a single dose of azithromycin. ...Read more

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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