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I have Chlamydia. My STD 2 months ago was negative. Me and my husband are not cheating on each other. Where does the Chlamydia come from now?

I have Chlamydia. My STD 2 months ago was negative. Me and my husband are not cheating on each other. Where does the Chlamydia come from now?

STD: Chlamydia is an STD, so if one has it, so does the other. As far as where it came from, you may never know, and you have to decide if you trust each other. If so, you both get treated and go on with your life. ...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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Can chlamydia symptoms come and go when untreated?

Can chlamydia symptoms come and go when untreated?

That depends: If it was not fully cured when treated - yes. This could occur if not all antibiotics were taken as directed. If the person being treated has sex with someone who is infected they can become reinfected. You should not have sex for the seven days of treatment (or for 7 days after one dose course) for that reason. ...Read more

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How come most people make such a big deal out of chlamydia?

How come most people make such a big deal out of chlamydia?

Chlamydia: 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). Untreated chlamydia of the mother can be passed to a newborn during delivery. Infants can develop neonatal conjunctivitis ; pneumonia. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed w/ Chlamydia and treated about a week ago, I want to get another test to make sure it's gone. Will it be come out negative?

I was diagnosed w/ Chlamydia and treated about a week ago, I want to get another test to make sure it's gone. Will it be come out negative?

Wait 4 weeks: You should wait a month before repeating the test. See this site for more information on this topic.

http://www.cdc.gov/std/treatment/2010/chlamydial-infections.htm ...Read more

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Once treated for chlamydia does it come back?

Reinfection: You can be reinfected. If it is not properly treated initially the symptoms may return. Sexual partners should both be treated at the same time for chlamydia. ...Read more

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How come more girls have chlamydia than guys?

How come more girls have chlamydia than guys?

Harder to detect: I'm not sure if your general statement is true.However, a guy who usually feels the irritation in his penile urethra every time he pees.In a girl, the germ can head to structures inside that she does not have any sensation from so she can carry it for long periods without ever knowing she has it. ...Read more

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Can chlamydia come back even after both of us have been treated?

Can chlamydia come back even after both of us have been treated?

Should have TOC: A "test of cure" should be done to make sure that your chlamydia has been cured before you have sex with each other again. If you have both had negative tests and then chlamydia comes back, it is likely that someone is having sex outside of your relationship. ...Read more

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I had chlamydia for 6 or 7 mnths now im trying to get pregnut and i just don't come out I've been trying for 5 mnths?

I had chlamydia for 6 or 7 mnths now im trying to get pregnut and i just don't come out I've been trying for 5 mnths?

Chlamydia: I suggest that you have a hsg (x-ray test to evaluate the patency of the fallopian tubes). A risk of having chlamydia is tubal scaring, so tht sperm cannot reach the egg. ...Read more

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After having chlamydia for the first time and being treated.. Can it come back even if me and my partner are protecting ourselves?

After having chlamydia for the first time and being treated.. Can it come back even if me and my partner are protecting ourselves?

Treating Chlamydia: If you are appropriately treated and you have no new exposures the infection cannot come back. But, if your partner or you are not fully treated before resuming your relationship then yes, you can get re-infected. ...Read more

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I was treated for chlamydia 2 years ago and was checked after 3 months and it was gone. Is it possible it has come back on its own?

I was treated for chlamydia 2 years ago and was checked after 3 months and it was gone. Is it possible it has come back on its own?

Chlamydia: No, it does not come back on its own. We know that your initial infection was successfully treated by getting a negative 3 months after taking your medicine. If you have ben tested and are positive again, then this is a new infection that you got from a partner. BOTH of your will need to be treated. ...Read more

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I'm curious if chlamydia can come back on its own. I had it in Aug 2013,after meds got a retest. Came back neg. just curious if it comes back

I'm  curious if chlamydia can come back on its own. I had it in Aug 2013,after meds got a retest. Came back neg. just curious if it comes back

Not really: When it is appropriately treated it is killed off. However, any re-exposure can bring it back.Some people can carry the germ for prolonged periods with no symptoms and pass it to their partners. ...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?

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

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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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Can chlamydia pills be crushed?

Can chlamydia pills be crushed?

There a number of: Medications which could potentially be used to treat chlamydia. Ask your pharmacist about the specific medication that you are using. ...Read more

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What are the signs of chlamydia?

What are the signs of chlamydia?

Often asymptomatic: The majority of women with chlamydia infection have no symptoms. Some women and men experience pain with urination or sex, or abnormal discharge from the genitals. If you have had unprotected sex, or have a new partner, it is a good idea to visit a doctor to be tested for std's. ...Read more

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How can chlamydia be contracted?

How can chlamydia be contracted?

By sexual contact!: Chlamydia on the surface may seem like a mild venereal disease, but in truth, devastating consequences can occur, including infertility, arthritis, etc. It is the number one cause for infant blindness in the underdeveloped world. Direct vaginal/penile contact is usually required. Nearly 25% of young singles have already acquired the disease and are unaware! barrier sex (condom) and/or abstinence! ...Read more

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How to know if I have chlamydia?

Get tested: Many can carry this germ with no symptoms for an extended period.If you think you may have been exposed a test through your doc is indicated. ...Read more

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Chlamydia undetected for 5 years?

Chlamydia undetected for 5 years?

Possibly: The testing needs adequate concentration of organisms to prove their presence. A positive result is to be trusted, but a negative occasionally will be incorrect. Additionally, about 50% of women will not have obvious symptoms and 10% for men. ...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