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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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If I put a condum on to get oral sex and I was being treated for chlamydia is it possible for me to reinfect myself cause I still have a discharge ?

If I put a condum on to get oral sex and I was being treated for chlamydia is it possible for me to reinfect myself cause I still have a discharge ?

Spit in the face: Well, thank you for using that condom! I'd never spit in the face of good sense. However, keep in mind that stuff can leak around the other end-- but for your partner to get it that way is probably a long shot.As for you,if you are still being treated as directed then those secretions have been treated as well.Let's hope you're taking the right antibiotic; like, is it just Chlamydia down there??? ...Read more

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I put a condum on before we had sexual intercourse and I was being treated for chlamydia for 3 day at the same time I had sex so can I reinfect myself?

I put a condum on before we had sexual intercourse and I was being treated for chlamydia for 3 day at the same time I had sex so can I reinfect myself?

Chlamydia: Yes, reinfection is possible if your partner is also carrying the disease and was not treated. Condoms greatly reduce chance of infection, but are not 100% effective. It is essential that you and your partner are both treated. ...Read more

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I got treated for chlamydia with 2 500mg azithromycin tabs and had sex with a condum 3 days later. Is it possible that I am infected again?

I got treated for chlamydia with 2 500mg azithromycin tabs and had sex with a condum 3 days later. Is it possible that I am infected again?

Reexposure: Yes, if any exposure to chlamydia occurred before the condom was correctly applied. Both infected partners must be treated. Condoms should be used with every sexual contact to prevent infection. ...Read more

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How serious is chlamydia?

Serious: Can lead to infertility in women severe pelvic infection need for complex abdominal surgery. ...Read more

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I had chlamydia will I die?

I had chlamydia will I die?

Likely not: Mortality from chlamydial infection, presurmably genital, is negligable. ...Read more

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How can chlamydia be contracted?

How can chlamydia be contracted?

By sexual contact!: Chlamydia on the surface may seem like a mild venereal disease, but in truth, devastating consequences can occur, including infertility, arthritis, etc. It is the number one cause for infant blindness in the underdeveloped world. Direct vaginal/penile contact is usually required. Nearly 25% of young singles have already acquired the disease and are unaware! barrier sex (condom) and/or abstinence! ...Read more

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How to know if I have chlamydia?

How to know if I have chlamydia?

Get tested: Many can carry this germ with no symptoms for an extended period.If you think you may have been exposed a test through your doc is indicated. ...Read more

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Chlamydia undetected for 5 years?

Possibly: The testing needs adequate concentration of organisms to prove their presence. A positive result is to be trusted, but a negative occasionally will be incorrect. Additionally, about 50% of women will not have obvious symptoms and 10% for men. ...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


Condoms (Definition)

These are mostly closed end tubes of latex and occasionally other materials to cover the penis during intercourse and prevent pregnancy and disease transmission. A wise person uses them when the history of their partner is unknown. There are some available for women's use ...Read more