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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

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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What does chlamydia look like?

What does chlamydia look like?

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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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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What is chlamydia and how can you contract it?

What is chlamydia and how can you contract it?

STD: Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted infection by chlamydia trachomatis. It is treatable with antibiotics. About 25% of the people with chlamydia also have gonnorhea and it is advised to treat both. You need a prescription from a doctor. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/chlamydia/ds00173/tab=indepth. ...Read more

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What is chlamydia and how common is it in men?

What is chlamydia and how common is it in men?

Bacteria: Chlamydia is a bacteria infection transmitted by sex and both men and women can contract the infection. In men, they usually experience mild, intermittent burning with urination with possible urethral discharge. Please see your doctor to be tested if you are not certain, and use protection (condoms) to prevent spreading the infection to others until it's been confirmed. Always use condoms. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what could chlamydia do of left untreated?

Can you tell me what could chlamydia do of left untreated?

Complications: Chlamydia complications in women can include pelvic inflammatory disease, infertility, ectopic pregnancy. Chronic pelvic pain. Men may develop epididymitis ; rarely infertility. Reiter's syndrome can occur (arthritis ; inflammation of eye ; urethra w skin lesions). ...Read more

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What does chlamydia look like? Does it look a little like colluliflower bunches?

What does chlamydia look like?  Does it look a little like colluliflower bunches?

No: Chlamydia does not produce a lesion which can be seen without a microscope. What you are referring to is most likely genital warts, which could have this appearance. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What could chlamydia symptoms be after treatment?

What could chlamydia symptoms be after treatment?

None: Discharge or burning or pain are symptoms of chlamydia. Once treated, the symptoms should resolve. Many men and women have no symptoms of chlamydia or other stds. ...Read more

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My partner suspect that he has a chlamydia is this transmittable?what specific antibiotic to fight chlamydia.what cause chlamydia. tanx

My partner suspect that he has a chlamydia is this transmittable?what specific antibiotic to fight chlamydia.what cause chlamydia. tanx

STD: Transferable YES! Where did he get it? You and he should be diagnosed and treated and any other partners interacting, or you just keep circling the bacteria. Azitnromycin or doxycycline are commonly used. ...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