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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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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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I had chlamydia & both of my recent partners said they tested clean? How did I get it?

I had chlamydia & both of my recent partners said they tested clean? How did I get it?

STD: Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted infection, not sure if your partners stated the complete truth. It is also possible that you acquired the infection from previous sexual exposure, and that is was asymptomatic until now. Best to consistently protect yourself ...Read more

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I was texted positive for chlamydia and my partner tested negative how did i get it?! i've never been with anyone else

I was texted positive for chlamydia and my partner tested negative how did i get it?! i've never been with anyone else

From your partner: You got it sexually from your partner. Assuming your test was not a false positive, your partner's test must have been either a false negative or an indication of disease latency or cure. It's not unusual for one partner's immune system to suppress/eradicate an infection better than the other partner, and there are differences between the sexes here too. Both of you should be treated to be sure. ...Read more

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I had un protected sex an get chlamydia what is the soulation?

I had un protected sex an get chlamydia what is the soulation?

Antibiotic: See your doctor or go to the health department for treatment. Antibiotics can be take to treat chlamydia. Your sexual partners should also be treated to prevent reinfection and for their benefit. You may also need to be tested for other sexually transmitted infections. ...Read more

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Why do some people get chlamydia and others don't?

Why do some people get chlamydia and others don't?

More than you think: Chlamydia is an std caused by a tiny bacteria-like critter that lives inside of cells. There are often very few symptoms with chlamydia so folks can have it and not know it. It can have very dramatic symptoms as well, such as pid (which can be very serious!). Condoms can provide some protection but abstinence till you are with one person forever is the only truly safe bet for prevention. ...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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How can you get chlamydia?

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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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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I am always safe, should I still get tested for chlamydia?

I am always safe, should I still get tested for chlamydia?

Exposure = get test: The only safe sex is where partners who never had outside exposures hook up and never stray. Chlamydia can stay dormant in a male or female genital tract for months without symptoms and pass with any contact. ...Read more

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Chlamydia (Definition)

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