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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

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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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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How do you get the chlamydia IgG and herpes type 1 and 2 IgG tests?

How do you get the chlamydia IgG and herpes type 1 and 2 IgG tests?

Any lab; talk to doc: These tests are available through just about any lab in the US. But speak with your doctor first. The chlamydia blood test is useless for diagnosing current infection. Although sometimes used in evaluating female infertility, for current infection you need a urine or vaginal swab test. Also be wary about HSV (herpes) blood testing except with doctor's advice. Confusing results are common. ...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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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

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