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Can Chlamydia or Gonorrhea go unnoticed for 2 years ?

Can Chlamydia or Gonorrhea go unnoticed for 2 years ?

Yes, but ...: Yes, it may, and not uncommon after initial symptoms but not often with no initial flare. Nonetheless, seek counseling and testing if in doubt. In reality, you may do nothing as long as being asymptomatic or not in the category of high risk like multiple partners, promiscuity, anal..., etc. ...Read more

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Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
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Gonorrhea (Definition)

Gonorrhea is caused by the bacteria Neisseria gonorrhea. Anyone who has any type of sex can catch gonorrhea. The infection can be spread by contact with the mouth, vagina, penis, or anus. The bacteria grow in warm, moist areas of the body, including the tube that carries urine out of the body (urethra). In women, the bacteria may be found in the reproductive tract (which includes the fallopian tubes, uterus, and cervix). The bacteria can even ...Read more


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What are the symptoms of chlamydia or gonorrhea in young women?

What are the symptoms of chlamydia or gonorrhea in young women?

Discharge and others: Many infected women notice nothing at all, especially for chlamydia. When symptoms occur, most commonly increased vaginal discharge, burning with urination, and spotting between periods or after sex -- often only one or two of these, not necessarily all. In severe cases, low abdominal pain, sometimes fever. Sexually active young women need periodic testing even if no symptoms. ...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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Could chlamydia or gonorrhea can be pass through skin to skin contact?

Could chlamydia or gonorrhea can be pass through skin to skin contact?

Depends: Mucosal skin(wet non hair-bearing) such as the urethra or vagina is the favorite habitat for these organisms. They do not transmit by dry or hair-bearing skin contacts. ...Read more

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How are chlamydia and gonorrhea different?

How are chlamydia and gonorrhea different?

The cause...: Gonorrhea is cause by one type of bacteria (n. Gonorrhea), chlamydia is caused by another type (c. Trachomatis). Neither one is a good thing. Protect yourself. Good luck! ...Read more

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It chlamydia or gonorrhea worse effect on fertility?

It chlamydia or gonorrhea worse effect on fertility?

Infertility: Both can affect fertility. Which is "worse" is open to question and for the most part immaterial. Chlamydia have a greater chance of being less symptomatic and thereby going untreated, with progressive inflammation of fallopian tubes and therefore infertility. ...Read more

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How can I distinguish between chlamydia and gonorrhea?

How can I distinguish between chlamydia and gonorrhea?

Lab test required: The symptoms are very similar, although with chlamydia they tend to be milder, and more often no symptoms at all. You need lab testing to know which you have, or maybe neither one -- other STDs can also cause the same symptoms like vaginal discharge, burning urination, spotting after sex, or low abdominal pain. ...Read more

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


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