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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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What sort of disease is a chlamydia infection?

What sort of disease is a chlamydia infection?

Sexual transmitted: Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted disease. Both men and women can get this disease. It is caused by a bacteria that can infect the urethra (what we pee out of), causing pain, especially when urinating) and often a brown, foul-smelling discharge from the penis or vagina. It is easily treated with antibiotics. Untreated, it can cause bladder and uterus infections, and even sterility. ...Read more

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What should I not do if I have a chlamydia infection?

What should I not do if I have a chlamydia infection?

Avoid unprotected: Sex. Get treated asap to avoid complications from the disease. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/chlamydia/ds00173. ...Read more

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Chlamydia infection == how will I know who gave it to me?

Chlamydia infection == how will I know who gave it to me?

You can't: If you've had multiple sex partner's, there may be no way you can know for sure. The incubation period is about 1-3 weeks, though it can be longer in some people, since not everyone experiences symptoms. ...Read more

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Can symptoms of chlamydia infection show up after many years?

Can symptoms of chlamydia infection show up after many years?

Yes: Chlamydia infection can be without symptoms in many women. Internal scarring and fallopian tube damage may occur. Sometimes that scarring can later lead to infertility and/ or pain. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Chlamydia infection?

What is the definition or description of: Chlamydia infection?

Chlamydia: Chlamydia is the most frequently reported bacterial sexually transmitted disease in the United States. An estimated 2.8 million infections occur annually in the U.S. Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by a bacteria called Chlamydia trachomatis. ...Read more

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Are there racial disparities in regards to chlamydia infection?

Are there racial disparities in regards to chlamydia infection?

Unfortunately, yes.: Blacks/african americans are disproportionately affected by chlamydia, a sexually transmitted infection. 2010 cdc data shows the rate for black/african american men and women is 1, 167.5 cases per 100, 000 people, american indians/alaskan natives is 592.8 cases per 100, 000, hispanic/latinos is 369.6 cases per 100, 000, and white/caucasian is 138.7 cases per 100, 000. ...Read more

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Can symptoms of chlamydia infection show up after many partners?

Can symptoms of chlamydia infection show up after many partners?

Of course: Chlamydia can linger for a long time without causing any symptoms. This is how it is spread around so easily when people have intercourse without condoms. Get tested if you are at risk. ...Read more

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How common is it for a man not to show symptoms of chlamydia infection?

How common is it for a man not to show symptoms of chlamydia infection?

Pretty common: Chlamydia infections usually cause symptoms in males - usually at least burning with urination. It is unlikely but not impossible to have infection without symptoms - if you have concerns you should be tested....And change the behaviour that puts you at risk. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you and your partner create the chlamydia infection ?

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Is it possible for you and your partner create the chlamydia infection ?

No: You don't create the infection as much as you catch it & pass it on. Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted infection/disease that is pre-existing and passed from sexual partner to sexual partner unless antibiotics are given or a condom is worn. That's why regardless of whether the female is taking a birth control pill or not, we always recommend that the male partner wear a condom each & every time. ...Read more

Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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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