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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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If I have no prior history of causes of blocked fallopian tubes(Chlamydia, endometriosis, pelvic surgeries, etc), what could be the cause of blockage?

If I have no prior history of causes of blocked fallopian tubes(Chlamydia, endometriosis, pelvic surgeries, etc), what could be the cause of blockage?

Reasons for blockage: Fallopian tubes may be blocked for a variety of reasons: 1) Infections, which are often undetected if no symptoms. 2) Congenital problem with proper development at birth 3) Temporary blockage via a tubal spasm during X-ray evaluation. Most of the causes have to do with scar tissue accumulation inside the tubes which blocks their opening, and hinders proper function, (e.g. Endometriosis, surgery) ...Read more

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What are the causes of chlamydia?

What are the causes of chlamydia?

Chlamydia: Chlamydia is a microorganism that infects the genital and urinary tract of men and women. It is sexually transmitted. ...Read more

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What causes a chlamydia test to be a false negative?

It's just random: Tests miss 5-10% of infections, more by urine, less by urethral or vaginal swab. Maybe other possibilities as well. Chlamydia clears on its own in a few weeks to months, so current testing is negative. Or s/he received an antibiotic for chlamydia (and didn't admit it) or for another infection, curing chlamydia or interfering with the test. Partner(s) of infected person need Rx, even w/ neg tests. ...Read more

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How long will it take for chlamydia to cause permanent damage ?

How long will it take for chlamydia to cause permanent damage ?

Not long!: Tubal damage can be severe when a woman has smoldering chlamydial infection in her genital tract and lead to infertility due to tubal occlusion/malfunction. This used to be a cause for permanent sterility, but not anymore; art (assisted reproduction technology) advances now pretty much guarantee that women with these problems can get pregnant and have healthy babies with ivf tubal bypass. ...Read more

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Im sure i had chlamydia for about 6 to 7 weeks. What damage could thia have caused my body?

Im sure i had chlamydia for about 6 to 7 weeks. What damage could thia have caused my body?

Maybe,maybe not: You may have had little effect or lots.The germ can travel up into your fallopian tubes and cause inflammation & scaring that might prevent a natural pregnancy or place you at risk of a tubal pregnancy in the future. Time will tell. Discuss it with your obgyn for specific risks based on your own exam. ...Read more

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Does chlamydia always cause damage how rare does it and having before does it mean you'll never have kids?

 Does chlamydia always cause damage how rare does it and having before does it mean you'll never have kids?

Any infection might: The germ can travel up into your fallopian tubes and cause inflammation/scarring that might prevent a natural pregnancy or place you at risk of a dangerous tubal pregnancy in the future. Early recognition and treatment with antibiotics can limit the damage.Your obgyn can explain the limitations of tests available to study the effect on your system. ...Read more

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In order, what are the most effective and preferred drugs used to treat Chlamydia? What are their required dosages?

In order, what are the most effective and preferred drugs used to treat Chlamydia? What are their required dosages?

Chlamydia: I would see a doctor, get a definitive diagnosis of Chlamydia, since other STD's have similar symptoms. Treatment will require a prescription; there is nothing OTC. ...Read more

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Me and my partner were treated same day for chlamydia. We had relations on the seventh day that night. Did we cause reinfection?

Me and my partner were treated same day for chlamydia. We had relations on the seventh day that night. Did we cause reinfection?

Azithromycin: I will assume you each took one gram of azithromycin. As long as you waited for 48 hours after taking the medication you are just fine. There is a 48 rule for chlamydia following azithromycin. ...Read more

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Will eating too many apples cause chlamydia?

Will eating too many apples cause chlamydia?

No: Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted disease. Eating too many apples may cause abdominal discomfort but it will not cause chlamydia. ...Read more

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What would cause a false positive for chlamydia?

What would cause a false positive for chlamydia?

Low chance: The test uses a process called PCR which amplifies (expands by huge factors) the bug.I would expect the test is correct.Ngu is the most common std in usa.Hpv is also very common.Please use a condom! ...Read more

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Does chlamydia cause itching?

Does chlamydia cause itching?

Chlamydia: Chlamydia symptoms may include: spotting, painful sexual intercourse, pain with urination, vaginal discharge (milky or yellow mucusy), lower abdominal pain, nausea ; fever. Anal chlamydia can reportedly cause localized itching. ...Read more

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Can chlamydia cause guillian barre syndrome?

Can chlamydia cause guillian barre syndrome?

Not associated: There are associations with influenza a, mononucleosis and other ebstein-barr infections, campylobacter jejuni, and controversial association with some vaccines. It is highly doubtful that chlamydia is a provocateur. ...Read more

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What prescription drugs are used to cure chlamydia?

What prescription drugs are used to cure chlamydia?

Azithromycin: The recommended medication for chlamydia is azithromycin, with Doxycycline being second line. See your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Can chlamydia causes confusion or agitation?

No, if its only STD: Chlamydia is sexually transmitted disease restricted to genital areas or in females may spread to uterus, fallopian tubes and ovaries. It dose not cause confusion and agitation unless it goes in to brain which is unlikely. ...Read more

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Could chlamydia cause missed period?

Could chlamydia cause missed period?

Chlamydia: Alone is not likely to cause one to miss their period. ...Read more

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What causes bleeding with chlamydia?

What causes bleeding with chlamydia?

Bleeding Cervix: When one has an infection the infected tissue swells and becomes very fragile. Your cervix is particularly sensitive to this inflammation. Nothing abnormal about a little bleeding in this scenario. ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Ziegler
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Iv Drug Use (Definition)

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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