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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 received a full sexual health screening and i'm clear for gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, HIV what step should I take next?

I received a full sexual health screening and i'm clear for gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, HIV what step should I take next?

Practice safe sex: Practice safe sex which incldes monogamous sex, avoid multiple sex partner, use condom if not sure to protect against stds. ...Read more

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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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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for chlamydia infection?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for chlamydia infection?

Several choices: Presuming this is just an infection with a positive culture and not pelvic inflammation with pain and fever, the top current choices for oral treatment are doxycycline, azithromycin, erythromycin, ofloxacin, and levofloxacin. ...Read more

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Is impotence common after a chlamydia infection?

Is impotence common after a chlamydia infection?

No: Impotence (erectile dysfunction) is pretty common regardless of whether you have an infection or not. I'm not aware of any link between sexually transmitted diseases and ed. However, i can picture a situation where one develops ed after having caught an std. Why? Because you're afraid to catch another one. But aside from that fear, infection doesn't cause ed. Ps always wear a condom to lower risk. ...Read more

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Can chlamydia infection cause an unsuccessful IVF?

Can chlamydia infection cause an unsuccessful IVF?

Yes: Chlamydia is a dangerous sexually transmitted infection. It can cause pelvic inflammatory disease if untreated which can negatively impact fertility. And yes, the bigger the delay in treatment the greater chance of fertility problems. ...Read more

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Can norfloxacin be used to treat a chlamydia infection?

Can norfloxacin be used to treat a chlamydia infection?

Sometimes: There are more resistant strains of chlamydia so not all are sensitive to the fluoroquinones. ...Read more

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Can norfloxacin be used for treating a chlamydia infection?

Can norfloxacin be used for treating a chlamydia infection?

Chlamydia Treatment: Azitromycin, erythromycin, Doxycycline and levofloxaci/ofloxacin can all be used to treat chlamydia infection of the cervix. Norfloxacin is similar to levofloxaci/ofloxacin but it has not been recommended for this purpose. ...Read more

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How will chlamydia infection affect my chances of getting pregnant?

Depends: Chlamydia and gonorrhea can cause scarring of the fallopian tubes and therefore lead to infertility or ectopic pregnancy. It is important to get tested at your doctor's office if you think your have it. With that said, majority of patients treated for chlamydia go on to have normal pregnancies. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sexual Health Issues (Definition)

"sexual health issues" references a broad range of topics that can occur in the male and female population, and range from adolescence to the geriatric population. Medical issues can include erectile dysfunction in males, and dyspareunia in females. A variety of medical specialists may encounter these ...Read more