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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! ...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


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If this is my third time catching chlamydia, and ihave sex 5days after treatment will chlamydia be passed to my partner?

If this is my third time catching chlamydia, and ihave sex 5days after treatment will chlamydia be passed to my partner?

It's possible: In the future, please use condoms with sexual activity, not only to keep your partners from getting an infection, but to keep yourself safe as well. Chlamydia is fairly east to treat, but some sexually transmitted infections are much more difficult, and can even be fatal. Please be safe. ...Read more

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I keep catching chlamydia, even with condom on. No condom use for getting a blowjob. Is clymydia really that easy to transmit? I use condom correctly

I keep catching chlamydia, even with condom on. No condom use for getting a blowjob. Is clymydia really that easy to transmit? I use condom correctly

Chlamydia or NGU?: Soimething doesn't compute. It is exceedingly unlikely you are beng reinfected with chlamydia despite consistent condom use. And chalmydia is rarely transmitted by oral sex. Have you actually had positive chlamydia tests? Or perhaps just diagnosed with nongonococcal urethritis? Chlamydia can cause NGU, but most cases have other causes. See an STD or infectious diseases specialist. Good luck! ...Read more

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Does a previous chlamydia infection put me at greater risk of catching it again? Or catching any other STDs? I was treated and am completely clean now

Does a previous chlamydia infection put me at greater risk of catching it again? Or catching any other STDs? I was treated and am completely clean now

No: A previous chlamydia infection does not make a person more susceptible to future chlamydia infections. However, it is important to ensure that your partner is tested/treated to ensure that reinfection does not occur. In addition, barrier contraception (condoms) can help to prevent STD transmission. ...Read more

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Chance of catching HIV from an escort in UK? Used condom, but drunk and can't remember it all. Chlamydia test negative. Now my partner has neck rash?

Chance of catching HIV from an escort in UK? Used condom, but drunk and can't remember it all. Chlamydia test negative. Now my partner has neck rash?

Risk is unknowable: Hey buddy. When it comes to this kind of thing, everybody does things that they realize afterwards that they shouldn't have. No need to tell anybody anything. Just get with your physician and mention the possibility of recent exposure. I'll bet you're HIV-negative but you could have picked up any of several other nasty things. And cherish having shared love, imperfect as it may have been. ...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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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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Is there any other possible ways to get chlamydia other than sex? I need any info I can get!

Is there any other possible ways to get chlamydia other than sex? I need any info I can get!

Chlamydia: Chlamydia is usually transmitted by intimate contact. A newborn may acquire it if the pregnant mother had a normal delivery and was not treated prior to the delivery. You can go to this website for more information. It's www. Cdc. Gov. ...Read more

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Is there any other possible ways to get chlamydia other than sex? I need any info I can get!

Is there any other possible ways to get chlamydia other than sex? I need any info I can get!

Chlamydia: Chlamydia is an infection of the sex organs that is spread by having sex. It is spread from having vaginal, oral, or anal sex. ...Read more

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I just found out me and my partner have chlamydia is there other ways of getting it then sex I had it once before 6 yrs ago?

I just found out me and my partner have chlamydia is there other ways of getting it then sex I had it once before 6 yrs ago?

No: You either still have it from the previous episode or you caught it from your boyfriend. You should both be treated for it. ...Read more

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Is there other ways to get chlamydia besides multiple partners. I been w/my bf for 2 yrs his the 1st guy I don't use protection w/& he didn't cheat?

Is there other ways to get chlamydia besides multiple partners. I been w/my bf for 2 yrs his the 1st guy I don't use protection w/& he didn't cheat?

Chlamydia: Chlamydia can live for years in the throat, rectum and vagina if left untested or untreated. It is only transmitted by sexual contact. If your bf had symptoms in his penis but ignored them then they can also live deep in his urethra for years untreated as well. ...Read more

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Are there proven ways to help prevent chlamydia?

Don't have sex: Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted disease. Condoms help but don't 100% prevent transmission of std. Knowing your partner well, and remaining mutually monogamous (you & partner only sleep with each other) also help. The only proven way is not to have intercourse with anyone who might have chlamydia. Because chlamydia is usually silent, you cannot detect it on your own. ...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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Are there other ways to get chlamydia other then sexual? I was told you can get it from wipeing wrong, toilet seats

Are there other ways to get chlamydia other then sexual? I was told you can get it from wipeing wrong, toilet seats

No, only from sex: You can not get chlamydia from toilet seats or any other method than intercourse or oral sex. Babies can get chlamydia eye infections from coming through the vagina of an infected mother. ...Read more

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What are the most effective ways to prevent chlamydia infections?

What are the most effective ways to prevent chlamydia infections?

Condoms: Using condoms and limiting the number of sexual partners are two basic ways to avoid chlamydia. It is best to know if your sexual partner has a history of infections before you have sex. Always using condoms is a good idea if you are unsure of your partner's status. ...Read more

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Can you get chlamydia from other ways other than sexual contact? My girlfriend was recently told she has chlamydia but we both have not had sex with other people are there other ways of getting chlamydia...

Can you get chlamydia from other ways other than sexual contact? My girlfriend was recently told she has chlamydia but we both have not had sex with other people are there other ways of getting chlamydia...

Chlamydia: Chlamydia is contacted via sexual contact. However, an infection can go undetected for long periods of time (in both men and women), even years, so it is possible that it was dormant for a prolonged period. ...Read more

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Can you have gonorrhea or chlamydia without discharge? My penis burns when I pee. I've been itchy around my armpits, face, & genitals 3 days after oral sex (both ways). What can this be?

Can you have gonorrhea or chlamydia without discharge? My penis burns when I pee. I've been itchy around my armpits, face, & genitals 3 days after oral sex (both ways). What can this be?

Yes: Both genders can have few if any symptoms to either disease, especially early on before they have a chance to dig in. I don't find itching a clear symptom of anything, but everybody is unique. I'd get tested soon. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Can chlamydia cause ed?

Can chlamydia cause ed?

Not likely: Chlamydia is not known to directly cause erectile dysfunction. However, if someone is anxious from knowing he might have chlamydia, it could contribute to ED. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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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. ...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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I had chlamydia will I die?

I had chlamydia will I die?

Likely not: Mortality from chlamydial infection, presurmably genital, is negligable. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Does chlamydia make you itch?

Does chlamydia make you itch?

Not so much.: Most people w chlamydia don’t have sxs. That is why it’s called a silent std. Sxs can include: vaginal discharge, bleeding w intercourse or btwn periods, nausea, fever, painful intercourse, ; lower abdominal ; back pain. Men can experience discharge, burning w urination, itching at opening of the penis (urethra) ; less often – pain/ swelling of testes. It can lead to rectal pain, bleeding ; d/c. ...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