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Doctor insights on: Chlamydia Chlamydophila Group Ab

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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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Hello, I was diagnosed simultaneously with group b strep and chlamydia - what to do?

Hello, I was diagnosed simultaneously with group b strep and chlamydia - what to do?

Treat the chlamydia: Many women are carriers of Group B strep, so trying to rid oneself of this is often a lost cause. Chlamydia, on the other hand, is never normal and requires treatment, including any sexual partners. ...Read more

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Can you give me suggestions if i was diagnosed simultaneously with group b strep and chlamydia - what to do?

Can you give me suggestions if i was diagnosed simultaneously with group b strep and chlamydia - what to do?

Confusing question: Chlamydia is a std and requires antibiotic treatment. Gbs is a relatively common gut germ that is found on the genitals of 1/3 women at any one time. It occasionally causes uti's in women and can cause infections of a newborn that is infected in labor or delivery. Treatment if needed would best be decided by yoyr treating physician based on your situation. ...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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Any test that can tell how long chlamydia been in your system?

Any test that can tell how long chlamydia been in your system?

No: Unfortunately not. The tests only confirm that you have an std and need treatment. ...Read more

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How could you have chlamydia if your partner does not

How could you have chlamydia if your partner does not

Very unusual: Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted disease. Therefore, if one has it and your partner does not, the diagnosis must be questioned or you must have several other sexual partners where it was contracted. ...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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Is there any other possible ways to get chlamydia other than sex? I need any info I can get!

Is there any other possible ways to get chlamydia other than sex? I need any info I can get!

Chlamydia: Chlamydia is usually transmitted by intimate contact. A newborn may acquire it if the pregnant mother had a normal delivery and was not treated prior to the delivery. You can go to this website for more information. It's www.Cdc.Gov. ...Read more

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Chlamydia (Definition)

Chlamydia trachomatis is a sexually-transmittable bacterial infection that ...Read more