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What kind of likelihood is there of getting chlamydia from a tiny open wound?

What kind of likelihood is there of getting chlamydia from a tiny open wound?

Contact: If you had sexual interactions with someone who has chlamydia - please get evaluated.

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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What is the likelihood of catching chlamydia from unprotected sex?

What is the likelihood of catching chlamydia from unprotected sex?

Very good!: 26% of males under 30, not married, and 29% of females, under 30, not married, are infected with chlamydia. Long term consequences can be severe. Don't "hook" up and use barrier protection, always!

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What is the likelihood of having a successful pregnancy if you had chlamydia for two weeks but were treated for it?

Slightly decreased: Chlamydia can cause scarring and block the tubes. The general number based in pelvic inflammatory disease would be that you still have something like an 87-90% probability of a successful pregnancy. That number drops with recurrences so use condoms to decrease the risk that this will happen again before you are ready to get pregnant and be sure everyone gets treated. Hope this helps.

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If the symptoms of throat Chlamydia subside on their own, how long until the risk of oral transmission is gone?

If the symptoms of throat Chlamydia subside on their own, how long until the risk of oral transmission is gone?

Not chlamydia: The premise is wrong: Although chlamydia can infect the throat, it's uncommon; and when it happens, no symptoms occur. Even if you had a positive oral chlamydia test, it wasn't the cause of your sore throat or any other symptoms. With or without symptoms, you can certainly continue to transmit it until you have been treated.

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What is the transmission rate of chlamydia from female to male in a one time exposure when the female is taking azithromycin?

What is the transmission rate of chlamydia from female to male in a one time exposure when the female is taking azithromycin?

Chlamydia: One should consider the male in this situation is 100% likely to get chlamydia if he inserts his penis into your vagina. You should consider yourself contagious until 48 hours after taking azithromycin.

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Is it possible 500 mg of azithromycin will treat chlamydia? What is the likelihood that this is enough? I do not have access to 1g. I have no symtoms

Is it possible 500 mg of azithromycin will treat chlamydia? What is the likelihood that this is enough? I do not have access to 1g. I have no symtoms

Not enough: This dose is not reliable against chlamydia. You need to find another 500 mg; in fact, if you already treated yourself, you need another two doses -- total 1 g taken all at once. If you could get 500 mg, surely you can get the rest. Contact your local health department for probable free treatment. Also, you need to be tested; and other sex partners (all within the past 2 months) also need Rx.

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Chlamydia treated, infidelity probably oral transmission. Now stomach noise, canker sore, stress, single bump on my arm, lost 5 pounds, no sleep y?

Chlamydia treated, infidelity probably oral transmission. Now stomach noise, canker sore, stress, single bump on my arm, lost 5 pounds, no sleep y?

Please Clarify: There is not a clear question here. It surely sounds like you have a lot to ask. Please make each question specific and separate each question.

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Is it possible for chlamydia be trasmitted by other ways besides sexual transmition?

Is it possible for chlamydia be trasmitted by other ways besides sexual transmition?

Chlamydia: Chlamydia trachomatis is the sexually transmitted chlamydial infection that is also transmitted to a newborn infant through vaginal birth as well. This is why babies get medication in the eyes after birth. This is the one most people refer to when saying "chlamydia". There are a couple of other chlamydias that most lay people are unaware of. One is psittacosis, which is from bird droppings.

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What is chlamydia?

What is chlamydia?

A kind of bacteria: Chlamydia is a bacteria. The the most common types are transmitted sexually, i.e. it's an STD. In some developing countries, some chlamydia types cause eye infections in children and are passed nonsexually by contact with infected people, by contact with shared clothing or sheets, and by flies. A related germ called Chlamydophila causes bronchitis and pneumonia.

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Is chlamydia cureable?

Is chlamydia cureable?

Yes: Chlamydia is curable with the appropriate antibiotics. However, all sexual partners must be evaluated and treated as well, to prevent a reinfection.

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How did I get chlamydia?

Sex: Chlamydia can be transmitted through oral, anal or vaginal sex.

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How serious is chlamydia?

How serious is chlamydia?

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

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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.

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I had chlamydia will I die?

I had chlamydia will I die?

Chlamydia: We will all die, but very very few will die from infection with chlamydia, particularly if you are referring to genital or urinary infection. This is quite treatable and curable. Good luck.

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How long to treat chlamydia?

How long to treat chlamydia?

Usually 1 to 7: Days depending on antibiotic choice. Should not be sexually active until treated for at least 7 days.

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What are signs of chlamydia?

What are signs of chlamydia?

Chlamydia is often a: “silent” disease – this means the person isn't experiencing symptoms. Chlamydia symptoms in women may include: spotting, painful sexual intercourse, pain w urination, vaginal discharge (milky or yellow mucus), lower abdominal pain, nausea & fever. Chlamydia in men may cause burning or pain w urinating, irritation at penis opening, discharge, groin pain w swelling & testicular swelling /pain.

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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.

Transmission (Definition)

In medicine and biology, transmission is the passing of a communicable disease from an infected host individual or group to a conspecific individual or group, regardless of whether the other individual was previously infected. Sometimes transmission can specifically mean infection of ...Read more


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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