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Doctor insights on: Oral Transmission Of Chlamydia

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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 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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Can a woman catch chlamydia after receiving oral from her male partner?

Can a woman catch chlamydia after receiving oral from her male partner?

Rare...but possible: Depends on several factors: are both of you monogamous? Are you having both oral and vaginal sexual penetration? Is this a new sexual partner? The best idea is to get an STD screen. Use condoms and spermicidal foam or jelly ...Read more

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I was treated for chlamydia, & 6days after I had taken the two one dose pills, I let a guy do oral on me. What are the chances I gave him chlamydia?

I was treated for chlamydia, & 6days after I had taken the two one dose pills, I let a guy do oral on me. What are the chances I gave him chlamydia?

See answer: It is recommended to abstain from sexual contact for 7 days after treatment for Chlamydia. Oral transmission of Chlamydia can and does occur but is less common than other routes. Symptoms usually include sore throat and sometimes flu-like symptoms within 1-3 weeks. Given your history and the above facts, I feel the risk of transmission is likely quite low, though relaying this info recommended. ...Read more

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If you have oral chlamydia or gonnorrea, what are the symptoms?

If you have oral chlamydia or gonnorrea, what are the symptoms?

Oral STDs: Usually there are no symptoms for these infections in the mouth or throat. They are discovered through thorough std testing by swabbing the throat in cases where risk of infection can be high. ...Read more

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Can you get chlamydia by oral sex?

Can you get chlamydia by oral sex?

Yes: You need to visit a clinic for testing and therapy. Untreated the infection can lead to sterility ...Read more

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Can you catch chlamydia from oral sex?

Can you catch chlamydia from oral sex?

Yes: Chlamydial infections of the throat have been well documented. Use safe sexual practices when performing and receiving oral sex. ...Read more

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Can chlamydia from receiving oral sex?

Can chlamydia from receiving oral sex?

Chlamydia: Oral sex has potential to transmit a number of sti's. Herpes simplex, hiv, hpv, gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis ; hepatitis can be spread via oral sex. Chlamydia can cause pharngeal/ throat infection when spread via oral sex. This isn't a common method of transmission. My understanding is that chlamydia isn't spread through saliva. I am not aware of chlamydia being spread oral to genital via saliva. ...Read more

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Is it rare to contract chlamydia through oral sex?

Is it rare to contract chlamydia through oral sex?

No.: Less common than herpes, but can be transmitted orally to whoever is performing the oral sex. Can cause chlamydial pharyngitis! ...Read more

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Can chlamydia be transferred through kissing or during oral?

Can chlamydia be transferred through kissing or during oral?

Potentially: Chlamydial species can be present in oral secretions but are usually eliminated by the enzymes in saliva. They do, however, cause atypical pneumonias, conjuncitivitis, and at least theoretically can produce other forms of upper respiratory infection. If you are referring to non-gonococcal urethritis or pelvic infection it is very unlikely to be acquired like that, and is almost always sexually. ...Read more

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If you have oral sex with someone that has chlamydia, do you get it to?

If you have oral sex with someone that has chlamydia, do you get it to?

Yes, it's contagious: Chlamydia germs can also live on the throat, not just in the penis and in the vagina and cervix. The idea is to avoid oral sex with people carrying infections, until infections are cured by medications. If a person with a sore throat goes to see the doctor, he should tell the doctor if he has been doing oral sex because the antibiotic for strep throat is different from the one to treat chlamydia. ...Read more

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How likely is it for a man to contract chlamydia by receiving oral sex from a woman?

Possible: In general, not likely. However, chlamydia can be found in the oral cavity due to oral sex with someone infected with chlamydia or from other contacts. I there is then oral sex and enough innoculation, the male can get urethral infection from the saliva and oral mucosa. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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If you had chlamydia in the past and got treated can someone still give you oral sex?

If you had chlamydia in the past and got treated can someone still give you oral sex?

Yes: I do however suggest that once treated that you get what we call a test of cure. Most physicians will have your repeat a test for chlamydia 2-6 weeks after being treated to make sure you are clear. Its also a good time to use condoms regularly and for oral sex you can use a dental damn. ...Read more

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I gave oral sex to my boyfriend a couple days after taking meds for chlamydia. Do I need to be tested and treated again since I wasn't fully cured?

I gave oral sex to my boyfriend a couple days after taking meds for chlamydia. Do I need to be tested and treated again since I wasn't fully cured?

Yes retest: A test about 2 weeks after treatment is always recommended to make sure the chlamydia is gone. Also any sexual partners you have had recently should be tested/treated. Condoms are recommended to help prevent sexually transmitted diseases, even with oral sex. ...Read more

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Hi, so I had chlamydia and it was given to me through vaginal sex but I can give it to someone else through oral even though it wasn't given through o?

Hi, so I had chlamydia and it was given to me through vaginal sex but I can give it to someone else through oral even though it wasn't given through o?

Chlamydia: No. It is caught directly from contact with the infected tissue. It does not travel to other parts of the body. But, if you performed oral sex on the man who gave you vaginal chlamydia then your throat is infected as well. ...Read more

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I have not been diagnosed for chlamydia but was treated for it two days ago. I received oral sex, what are the chances of he/she contracting it orally?

Possible: Forget about chlamydia which is treatable but more serious besides HIV, frequently contacted, infections like Herpes, Human Papilloma virus. Herpes virus never leave the body, HPV is implicated in oral cancer. In future be cautious and take all precautions to avoid to get these infections ...Read more

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How do I know if I have chlamydia? I gave oral sex to my boyfriend two months ago. He just found out he has chlamydia, and im worried I could have it too.

How do I know if I have chlamydia? I gave oral sex to my boyfriend two months ago. He just found out he has chlamydia, and im worried I could have it too.

Because: Because it can be a silent disease with no apparent symptoms, it is imperative that you be medically evaluated forth with. If left untreated, chlamydia can cause serious damage to a woman's reproductive system and in some cases could lead to infertility. ...Read more

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How to test for oral chlamydia symptoms?

How to test for oral chlamydia symptoms?

CHLAMYDIA: Here's a link with lots of info

www. Niaid. Nih. Gov/topics/chlamydia/pages/default. Aspx. ...Read more

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