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How could you have chlamydia if your partner does not

How could you have chlamydia if your partner does not

Very unusual: Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted disease. Therefore, if one has it and your partner does not, the diagnosis must be questioned or you must have several other sexual partners where it was contracted. ...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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Could sex with my partner while being treated for chlamydia stop us from being cured?

Could sex with my partner while being treated for chlamydia stop us from being cured?

Quite possibly: The chlamydia can be spread back and forth between partners - wait at least 7 days (with either one week or one dose treatment). ...Read more

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If positive for chlamydia from recent exposure (negative earlier this year) and partner states no cheating, how else could i have gotten it?

If positive for chlamydia from recent exposure (negative earlier this year) and partner states no cheating, how else could i have gotten it?

More info needed...: The standard chlamydia DNA test (also called NAAT, i.e. nucleic acid amplification test) is highly reliable. The only way to be infected is by sex with another infected person. You might have longstanding infection, missed by your earlier test. You're in the best position to judge whether to believe your partner about sex with others. The important thing now is that you both be treated. Good luck! ...Read more

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I just recently found out that I have chlamydia but me and my partner have been together for two years.We both didn't cheat ;what could have happened?

I just recently found out that I have chlamydia but me and my partner have been together for two years.We both didn't cheat ;what could have happened?

A few possibilities: Chlamydia can be carried a long time, especially in women. Two years is very long but possible. False positive results are rare, but also a possibility. Unfortunately, in most cases like this, it turns out that one or the other partner has had sex with someone else, so you'll need to have a forthright (but sensitive) discussion with your partner. He needs treatment despite his negative test. ...Read more

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If a man with chlamydia had multiple partners in a span of 3 years, is it possible he could've given the disease to 1 or 2 partners and not the others?

If a man with chlamydia had multiple partners in a span of 3 years, is it possible he could've given the disease to 1 or 2 partners and not the others?

Yes: While Chlamydia is highly sexually transmitted, it is possible that some partners may not contract it while others do. Perhaps he wore a condom or pulled out with some women and not others, while some women may be more susceptible than others. ...Read more

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I recently found out I have chlamydia. Could I have gotten it because, me & my partner tried anal. Or did my partner have to have it 1st ?

I recently found out I have chlamydia. Could I have gotten it because, me & my partner tried anal. Or did my partner have to have it 1st ?

Chlamydia: Anal sex doesn't cause chlamydia or any other STD. It must be caught from antoher person. One of you was infected from another sex partner. Chlamydia can last several months, so it might not be possible to know which of you was infected first. At this point the important thing is that you both be treated. Good luck! ...Read more

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2 weeks ago my ex partner had symptoms for chlamydia and has been treated. I was screened in june and was negative, but could I have given it to him?

2 weeks ago my ex partner had symptoms for chlamydia and has been treated. I was screened in june and was negative, but could I have given it to him?

Depends: More information is needed to answer this question accurately. When did you separate? Or, rather, when did you last have sex with him? When exactly was the negative chlamydia test? If test was neg june 15th and you broke up june 16th, then unlikely you gave it to him. Assuming as well, that you didn't have any new partners while you were breaking up with him, etc. ...Read more

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Chould I have chlamydia without my partner having it?

No: If you have it , if u only have one partner then he had to give it to u. ...Read more

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Why can one partner have chlamydia and not the other?

Why can one partner have chlamydia and not the other?

Infections spread: Chlamydia is an infectious organism and commonly spreads. It is not an absolute, but sexual contact likely causes the infection to spread from one partner to another. When one has it, although likely, the other does not necessarily have to have it. Each partner should be seen by a doctor. ...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