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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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How can you get chlamydia?

Unprotected sex : Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted infection passed by transmitting body fluids from one person to another. Chlamydia can be acquired through vaginal, anal and oral sex. You can not catch chlamydia through casual contact. Avoiding intercourse is the only 100% way to protect yourself. Condoms are very effective in decreasing the risk. ...Read more

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Could i get chlamydia again?

Could i get chlamydia again?

Yes: You can get this as often as you are exposed, cured and re-exposed. Similar to strep throat, you do not develop permanent immunity after infection. ...Read more

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How do you get chlamydia? Oral?

How do you get chlamydia? Oral?

Most kinds of sex: You can get chlamydia from unprotected vaginal, oral, or anal sex. ...Read more

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Where can I get a chlamydia test?

CHLAMYDIA: Most county health departments will do this for free. ...Read more

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Can you get chlamydia back to back?

Can you get chlamydia back to back?

Yes: A re-exposure after treatment can lead to a second chlamydia infection. There are antibiotic failures to cure chlamydia occasionally so after treatment, a test of cure is usually a good idea. ...Read more

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Other ways to get chlamydia besides sex?

Other ways to get chlamydia besides sex?

Vaginal childbirth: Chlamydia can be transmitted during vaginal, anal, or oral sex and from an infected mother to her baby during vaginal childbirth. ...Read more

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What is chlamydia? How does a person get it?

What is chlamydia? How does a person get it?

Chlamydia : Chlamydia is an intracellular bacteria that cause diseases in multiple species. In humans it is most notably the number one cause of sexually transmitted diseases. Men are symptomatic in about 75% of cases whereas women are only symptomatic in about 30% of cases. It usually infects the urethra however it can i ascend to the bladder and cause a urinary tract infection. Other species can cause pneumonia and is spread by birds. ...Read more

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Can you get chlamydia by rubbing body parts?

Can you get chlamydia by rubbing body parts?

Chlamydia: Chlamydia can be spread via oral, vaginal & anal sex & during delivery from mother to newborn. ...Read more

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How do you get chlamydia and can it go away?

How do you get chlamydia and can it go away?

Chlamydia: Chlamydia can be transmitted through oral, anal or vaginal sex. It is important to be tested if you have chlamydia (so you can be treated if you have it). A swab is used to take a sample from a man's urethra or a woman's cervix. The specimen is analyzed at a lab. There are also tests that use a urine sample. Chlamydia can be treated with a single dose of azithromycin, or 7 day (sometimes 10 day). ...Read more

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Are there ways to get chlamydia other than sex?

Are there ways to get chlamydia other than sex?

You get it via sex.: Chlamydia can be transmitted through oral, anal or vaginal sex. ...Read more

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Can you get chlamydia from wiping back to front?

Can you get chlamydia from wiping back to front?

Only an STD: Chlamydia does not come from a bacteria that lives normally on your body. You cannot infect yourself. Instead, chlamydia has to come from another person who is already infected. ...Read more

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Can you get treated for chlamydia without a test?

Can you get treated for chlamydia without a test?

Why?: While sometime we would treat for a condition without getting the final, definite diganosis - since the potential benefit outweighs any risk that can be caused by the treatment. And symptoms of Chlamydia can be similiar to several other infections and each requires different treatment so I still out suggest getting tested to determine the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Why do some people get chlamydia and others don't?

Why do some people get chlamydia and others don't?

More than you think: Chlamydia is an std caused by a tiny bacteria-like critter that lives inside of cells. There are often very few symptoms with chlamydia so folks can have it and not know it. It can have very dramatic symptoms as well, such as pid (which can be very serious!). Condoms can provide some protection but abstinence till you are with one person forever is the only truly safe bet for prevention. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a person to get chlamydia?

7-21 days: See http://www.Std-gov.Org/stds/chlamydia.Htm for thorough information and photos. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get chlamydia results back?

How long does it take to get chlamydia results back?

Chlamydia: Very soon depending upon the particular test ordered and the lab to which it was sent. One day is not unusual. ...Read more

Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
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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