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Is chlamydia a urinary tract infection?

13 doctors weighed in
Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
7 doctors agree

In brief: Can affect urethra

Urethra is the terminal part of the urinary tract and subjects can develop chlamydia urethritis, but not cystitis or pyelonephritis.
It primarily causes a sexually transmitted disease, vaginitis and cervicitis and thence salpingitis and pelvic inflammatory disease. I men tends to be confined to the urethra. Can affect rectum or throat in recipient of anal or oral sex. Thus not really cause of uti.

In brief: Can affect urethra

Urethra is the terminal part of the urinary tract and subjects can develop chlamydia urethritis, but not cystitis or pyelonephritis.
It primarily causes a sexually transmitted disease, vaginitis and cervicitis and thence salpingitis and pelvic inflammatory disease. I men tends to be confined to the urethra. Can affect rectum or throat in recipient of anal or oral sex. Thus not really cause of uti.
Dr. George Klauber
Dr. George Klauber
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Dr. Faye Vargas Morris
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: What is chlamydia?

Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted infection.
It can cause symptoms similar to a urinary tract infection (UTI) but mainly affects the reproductive system. UTIs, on the other hand, affect your urinary system (bladder, kidneys, etc). http://www.cdc.gov/std/chlamydia/stdfact-chlamydia.htm http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/urinary-tract-infection/basics/definition/con-20037892

In brief: What is chlamydia?

Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted infection.
It can cause symptoms similar to a urinary tract infection (UTI) but mainly affects the reproductive system. UTIs, on the other hand, affect your urinary system (bladder, kidneys, etc). http://www.cdc.gov/std/chlamydia/stdfact-chlamydia.htm http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/urinary-tract-infection/basics/definition/con-20037892
Dr. Faye Vargas Morris
Dr. Faye Vargas Morris
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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted disease of the urethra, through which the urine passes to leave the body.
So, while the symptoms of such may be similar to those of a uti, chlamydia does not technically infect the urine.

In brief: No

Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted disease of the urethra, through which the urine passes to leave the body.
So, while the symptoms of such may be similar to those of a uti, chlamydia does not technically infect the urine.
Dr. Dean Giannone
Dr. Dean Giannone
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Dr. Robert Dudley
Family Medicine

In brief: Yes

Chlamydia is a common sexually transmitted infection (sti).
In men it usually infects the tube that drains the bladder called the urethra. In women it can infect the urethra but can also infect the vagina and cervix. Symptoms can include burning during urination but in women there are often no symptoms. Chlamydia is treated with antibiotics.

In brief: Yes

Chlamydia is a common sexually transmitted infection (sti).
In men it usually infects the tube that drains the bladder called the urethra. In women it can infect the urethra but can also infect the vagina and cervix. Symptoms can include burning during urination but in women there are often no symptoms. Chlamydia is treated with antibiotics.
Dr. Robert Dudley
Dr. Robert Dudley
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