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  • Chlamydia FAQ / Guide brought to you by http://howdoyougetchlamydia.com/What is chlamydia and how common isit?How do you get chlamydia?AnswerWhat Is It?Chlamydia (pronounced: kluh-mid-ee-uh) is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) thatis caused by bacteria called Chlamydia trachomatis. Although you may not have heardits name, chlamydia is one of the most common STDs. Because there often arent anysymptoms, though, lots of people can have chlamydia and not know it.The bacteria can move from one person to another through sexual intercourse, andpossibly through oral-genital contact. If someone touches bodily fluids that containthe bacteria and then touches his or her eye, a chlamydial eye infection is possible.Chlamydia also can be passed from a mother to her baby while the baby is beingdelivered. This can cause pneumonia and conjuntivitis, which can become veryserious for the baby if its not treated. You cant catch chlamydia from a towel,doorknob, or toilet seat.How Does a Girl Know She Has It?It can be difficult for a girl to know whether she has chlamydia because most girlsdont have any symptoms. Chlamydia may cause an unusual vaginal discharge or painduring urination. Some girls with chlamydia also have pain in their lower abdomens,pain during sexual intercourse, or bleeding between menstrual periods. Sometimes achlamydia infection can cause a mild fever, muscle aches, or headache.How Does a Guy Know He Has It?
  • Like a girl, a guy can also have a difficult time telling whether he has chlamydia.Some guys may have a discharge from the tip of the penis (the urethra — whereurine comes out), or experience itching or burning sensations around the penis.Rarely, the testicles may become swollen. Many times, a guy with chlamydia mayhave few or no symptoms, so he might not even know he has it.When Do Symptoms Appear?Someone who has contracted chlamydia may see symptoms a week later. In somepeople, the symptoms take up to 3 weeks to appear, and many people never developany symptoms.What Can Happen?If left untreated in girls, chlamydia can cause an infection of the urethra (where urinecomes out) and inflammation (swelling and soreness caused by the infection) of thecervix. It can also lead to pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), which is an infection ofthe uterus, ovaries, and/or fallopian tubes. PID can cause infertility and ectopic (tubal)pregnancies later in life.If left untreated in guys, chlamydia can cause inflammation of the urethra andepididymis (the structure attached to the testicle that helps transport sperm).How Is It Treated?If you think you may have chlamydia or if you have had a partner who may havechlamydia, you need to see your family doctor, adolescent doctor, or gynecologist.Some local health clinics, such as Planned Parenthood, can also test and treat peoplefor chlamydia.The doctor will do an exam that may include swabbing the vagina or penis forsecretions, which will then be analyzed. Sometimes doctors can diagnose chlamydiaby testing a persons urine. Talk to your doctor about which test is best for you.If you are diagnosed with chlamydia, the doctor will prescribe antibiotics, whichshould clear up the infection in 7 to 10 days. Anyone with whom youve had sex willalso need to be tested and treated for chlamydia because that person may be infectedbut not have any symptoms. This includes any sexual partners in the last 2 months oryour last sexual partner if it has been more than 2 months since your last sexualexperience. It is very important that someone with a chlamydia infection abstain fromhaving sex until they and their partner have been treated.If a sexual partner has chlamydia, quick treatment will reduce his or her risk ofcomplications and will lower your chances of being reinfected if you have sex with
  • that partner again. (You can become infected with chlamydia again even after youhave been treated because having chlamydia does not make you immune to it.)Its better to prevent chlamydia than to treat it, and the only way to completely preventthe infection is to abstain from all types of sexual intercourse. If you do have sex, usea latex condom every time. This is the only birth control method that will help preventchlamydia.What is chlamydia and how common is it?Chlamydia (pronounced kluh-mid-ee-uh) is the most frequently reported sexuallytransmitted disease (STD) caused by bacteria (Chlamydia trachomatis) in the U.S. Anestimated 2.8 million Americans get chlamydia each year. Women are oftenreinfected, meaning they get the STD again, if their sex partners are not treated.Reinfections place women at higher risk for serious reproductive healthcomplications, including infertility.How do you get chlamydia?Sexually active women and men can get chlamydia through sexual contact with aninfected person. Chlamydia can be passed during vaginal, anal, or oral sex. Becausethere are often no symptoms, people who are infected may unknowingly passchlamydia to their sex partners.An infected mother can also pass chlamydia to her baby during childbirth. Babiesborn to infected mothers can get pneumonia or infections in their eyes, also calledconjunctivitis.The more sex partners a person has, the greater the risk of getting infected withchlamydia. Chlamydia is easily confused with gonorrhea, another STD. Gonorrheaand chlamydia have similar symptoms and can have similar complications if nottreated, but the two STDs have different treatments.What are the symptoms of chlamydia?Chlamydia is known as a "silent" disease because 75 percent of infected women andat least half of infected men have no symptoms. If symptoms do occur, they usuallyappear within 1 to 3 weeks of exposure. Symptoms, if any, might include an abnormalvaginal discharge or a burning sensation when urinating. The infection is often notdiagnosed or treated until there are complications. If you think you have chlamydia orare concerned about it, both you and your sex partner should see a doctor right away.The infection first attacks the cervix and urethra. Even if the infection spreads fromthe cervix to the uterus and fallopian tubes, some women may still have no signs orsymptoms. If you do have symptoms, you might have lower abdominal pain, low backpain, nausea, fever, pain during sex, and bleeding between menstrual periods.
  • Men with symptoms might have a discharge from the penis and a burning sensationwhen urinating. Men might also have burning and itching around the opening of thepenis or pain and swelling in the testicles, or both. The bacteria also can infect thethroat from oral sexual contact with an infected partner.How is chlamydia diagnosed?Only a doctor or nurse can diagnose chlamydia. There are laboratory tests to diagnosechlamydia. Some tests involve getting a sample from an infected site (cervix or penis)to be tested for the bacteria. A urine test can also tell if you have the bacteria. A Paptest is not a test for chlamydia.Who should get tested for chlamydia?The following people should have a test for chlamydia:All sexually active females 25 and under, once a year.Women older than 25 should consider having a test for chlamydia if they:Have new or multiple sex partnersHave sex with someone who has other sex partnersDo not use condoms during sexual activity within a relationship that is not mutuallymonogamous, meaning their sex partners have sex with other peopleIf you have unusual vaginal discharge, burning with urination, or other symptomslisted above, make sure to see your doctor.What is the treatment for chlamydia?Antibiotics are used to treat and cure chlamydia. A single dose of azithromycin or aweek of doxycycline are the most commonly used treatments. All sex partners shouldalso be treated to avoid reinfection. You should not have sex until you and your sexpartner(s) have finished treatment. There are safe antibiotics to cure chlamydia duringpregnancy.What should I do if I have chlamydia?Chlamydia is easily treated, but it’s important for you to seek testing and gettreatment right away. By seeking testing and getting treated, you are taking good careof your reproductive health. If you have chlamydia:Get it treated right away. Visit a clinic, doctor, or nurse. Research suggests that havingan STD increases your risk for getting infected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.Follow your doctor’s orders and finish all the medicine that you are given. Even ifthe symptoms go away, you still need to finish all of the medicine.Avoid having any sexual activity while you are being treated for chlamydia.
  • Tell your sexual partners, so they can be treated too.Get a follow-up test three to four months after treatment to make sure that theinfection has been cured.See your doctor again if your symptoms do not disappear within one to two weeksafter finishing the medicine.See your doctor again within 3 to 4 months for another chlamydia test, especially ifyour sex partner was not treated or if you have a new sex partner.Doctors, local health departments, and STD and family planning clinics haveinformation about STDs and can give you a test to find out if you have chlamydia.Don’t assume your doctor will automatically test you for chlamydia – you cantake care of yourself, though, by asking about chlamydia and requesting a test.CDC-INFO has free information and offers list of clinics and doctors who providetreatment for STDs. Call CDC-INFO at 1-800-CDC-INFO (232-4636), TTY: 1-888-232-6348. You can get information from the phone line without leaving your nameWhat health problems can result from untreated chlamydia?If untreated, chlamydia infection can cause serious reproductive and other healthproblems. Like the disease itself, the damage that chlamydia causes is often "silent."In women, the chlamydia bacteria often infect the cells of the cervix. If not treated, theinfection can spread into the uterus, fallopian tubes, and ovaries and cause pelvicinflammatory disease (PID). This happens in up to 40 percent of women withuntreated chlamydia. PID can cause:Infertility. This is the inability to get pregnant. The infection scars the fallopian tubes,keeping eggs from being fertilized.An ectopic or tubal pregnancy. This means that a fertilized egg starts developing inthe fallopian tube instead of moving into the uterus. This is a dangerous condition thatcan be deadly to the woman.Chronic pelvic pain. Pain that is ongoing, usually from scar tissue.Untreated chlamydial infections can also cause inflammation of the bladder. Womenwho have chlamydia may also be more likely to get HIV, the virus that causes AIDS,from a person who is infected with HIV. In people having anal sex with a partner whohas chlamydia, the bacteria can cause proctitis, which is an infection of the lining ofthe rectum. The bacteria causing chlamydia infections can also be found in the throatsof people who have oral sex.Untreated chlamydia in men typically causes infection of the urethra, the tube thatcarries urine from the body. Infection sometimes spreads to the tube that carries spermfrom the testis. This may cause pain, fever, and even infertility.
  • In pregnant women, chlamydia infections may lead to premature delivery. Babiesborn to infected mothers can get infections in their eyes, called conjunctivitis orpinkeye, as well as pneumonia. Symptoms of conjunctivitis include discharge fromthe eyes and swollen eyelids, usually showing up within the first 10 days of life.Symptoms of pneumonia are a cough that steadily gets worse and congestion, usuallyshowing up within three to six weeks of birth. Both of these health problems can betreated with antibiotics.How can chlamydia be prevented?There are things you can do to lower your risk for getting chlamydia:Don’t have sex. The best way to prevent chlamydia or any STD is to practiceabstinence, or not having vaginal, anal, or oral sex.Be faithful. Have a sexual relationship with one partner who has been tested forchlamydia and is not infected is another way to reduce your chances of gettinginfected. Be faithful to each other, meaning that you only have sex with each otherand no one else.Use condoms. Condoms can lower the risk of passing chlamydia, so protect yourselfwith a condom EVERY time you have vaginal, anal, or oral sex. Condoms should beused for any type of sex with every partner. For vaginal sex, use a latex male condomor a female polyurethane condom. For anal sex, use a latex male condom. For oralsex, use a dental dam. A dental dam is a rubbery material that can be placed over theanus or the vagina before sexual contact.Know that some methods of birth control, like birth control pills, shots, implants, ordiaphragms, will not protect you from STDs. If you use one of these methods, be sureto also use a latex condom or dental dam (used for oral sex) correctly every time youhave sex. Know that some methods of birth control, like birth control pills, shots,implants, or diaphragms, will not protect you from STDs. If you use one of thesemethods, be sure to also use a latex condom or dental dam (used for oral sex)correctly every time you have sex.Talk with your sex partner(s) about STDs and using condoms. It’s up to you tomake sure you are protected. Remember, it’s YOUR body! For more information,call the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at (800) 232-4636.Talk frankly with your doctor or nurse and your sex partner(s) about any STDs you oryour partner have or had. Try not to be embarrassed. Being honest could save yourlives.Learn the symptoms of chlamydia. But remember that chlamydia often has nosymptoms. Seek medical help right away if you think you may have chlamydia oranother STD.
  • Source(s):For More Information . . .You can find out more about chlamydia by contacting the National Womens HealthInformation Center (800-994-9662) or the following organizations:CDC Info, HHSPhone: (800) CDC-INFO or (800) 232-4636CDC National Prevention Information Network (NPIN), CDC, HHSPhone: (800) 458-5231Internet Address: http://www.cdcnpin.orgNational Center for HIV, STD and TB Prevention, CDC, HHSInternet Address: http://www.cdc.gov/stdNational Institute of Allergy and Infectious DiseasesPhone: (301) 496-5717Internet Address: http://www.niaid.nih.gov/publications/st…American Social Health AssociationPhone Number(s): (800) 783-9877Internet Address: http://www.ashastd.orgPlanned Parenthood Federation of AmericaPhone Number(s) (800) 230-7526Internet Address: http://www.plannedparenthood.orgWhat is chlamydia?what type of disease?I need to know what is chlamydia is it related to any sexual diseaseAnswerChlamydia is one of the most common stds, its caused by bacteria called chlamydiatrachomatis. It can affect any one that has oral sex or intercourse.About 1 in 4 men have chlamydia and havent had symptoms. For men symptoms canfeel similar to gonorrhea they include•Burning sensation during urination
  • •Discharge from the penis or rectum•Testicular tenderness or pain•Rectal discharge or painAbout 30 percent of women infected with chlamydia had no symptoms, symptomsthat do occur are;•Burning sensation during urination•Painful sexual intercourse•Rectal pain or discharge•Symptoms of PID, salpingitis, liver inflammation similar to hepatitis•Vaginal dischargeGetting a diagnosis usually involves getting a sample of discharge from the urethra formen, with women testing usually involves getting a sample of vaginal discharge. Thetest can also be done with urine samples. The samples are sent to a lab for an antibodytest.Its not related to any other stds or hepatitis but Chlamydia can have similar symptomsto hepatitis or gohnorhea.Chlamydia?????????????My sister was told that she had Chlamydia today. The doctor gave her 2 medications(both of them was in a single dose) She was told to take them both at the same time.So thats wat she done. Since then she was feeling nausated and was on the verge ofthrowin up. Is that the Medicince cleaning out her system? How long will it be beforethe Chlamydia is gone...?AnswerChlamydia treatment - side-effectsLike any medication, this antibiotic can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or anallergic rash. In addition this chlamydia treatment can (rarely) cause liver damage orblood clotting disorders.------
  • What is it?Chlamydia is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases. It is caused by abacteria called Chlamydia trachomatis.It is an infection of the reproductive and/or urinary tracts (and sometimes of the throator rectum). It is possible to have other infections, such as gonorrhea, along with it.Chlamydia is easily treated with antibiotics.Follow-upIt is a good idea to have a follow up test two weeks after you have finished all of yourtreatment to make sure that you are not still infected. Do not have oral, vaginal or analsex (even with a condom) while you and your sexual partner(s) are being treated. Ifyour partner(s) is/are not treated, there is a high risk that you will be reinfected.Source(s):http://www.hasslefreeclinic.org/Chlamydi…http://www.drthom.com/sexual_health/male…Can you get chlamydia without having sex?AnswerChlamydia was discovered in the late 1970s and is neither a typical bacteria nor avirus. It is very small in size, like a virus, and has some characteristics of bacteria butcant manufacture its own energy the way bacteria or viruses can. Instead, it acts like aparasite, entering cells and using their energy. It is caused by an organism known asChlamydia trachomatis, but it is not always easy to detect. Ten percent of the time,people who have chlamydia will test negative for it.Chlamydia is one of the most common STDs in North America. In the sexually activeeighteen to thirty crowd, 50 percent have chlamydia. Chlamydia is particularly nastybecause it is asymptomatic. In one year, about 4.5 million women in North Americawill be infected with chlamydia, and 60 percent of them will not have any symptoms.The disease can do a lot of damage, though. Some experts estimate that chlamydiacauses 50 percent of all pelvic infections and 25 percent of all tubal pregnancies dueto scarring of the fallopian tubes. It can also cause urethral infections, cervicitis
  • (inflammation of the cervix), and PID, which can lead to infertility or complicationsduring pregnancy or birth.In men, chlamydia can cause nongonococcal urethritis (NGU). Nongonococcal meansthe infection is not caused by gonorrhea; urethritis means inflammation of the urethra.If a man with NGU has sex with a healthy woman, she will probably get chlamydia.Finally, chlamydia can also cause proctitis, which is inflammation of the rectum.The symptoms of early-stage chlamydia are usually nonexistent for four out of fivewomen. The most common symptom, if any, is increased or abnormal vaginaldischarge, which usually develops about fourteen days after infection. Sometimes astrong, rather foul vaginal odor develops as well. Painful urination, unusual vaginalbleeding, bleeding after sex, and low abdominal pain may also be signs, and thecervix may become inflamed (noticeable when you are examined by a doctor). If yourcervix bleeds easily after a Pap smear, this is also a major clue. If chlamydia spreadsto your uterus and fallopian tubes, it will have progressed to PID, and you maydevelop some of the symptoms discussed below.One way to find out whether you have chlamydia is to ask your partner whether hehas symptoms of NGU. Painful urination or urethral discharge that appear one to threeweeks after infection are telltale signs. About 10 percent of the time, men show nosymptoms of chlamydia either. Chlamydia can now be detected in men through asimple urine test. The best thing you can do if youre sexually active is to be regularlyscreened for chlamydia by your family doctor. The test is 90 percent accurate. Thescreening is simple: Your doctor takes a culture swab of cervical mucus. It can bedone in conjunction with a Pap test. How regularly should you be swabbed? Everytime you have a new partner. If you test negative but still suspect it, request antibiotictreatment for it anyway. Even if you are treated for nonexistent chlamydia, thetreatment is relatively harmless to you, other than the mild side effects of antibioticsdiscussed below.NGU can also be caused by Ureaplasma urealyticum (T-Mycoplasma), another STD.Some practitioners feel that this can also cause PID in women. However, culturing forureaplasma is very difficult. If your doctor suspects it, its easier for him or her to justtreat it and not bother culturing.The good news about chlamydia is that it is extremely easy to treat: Tetracycline willcure both chlamydia and ureaplasma infections. The drug usually prescribed is calleddoxycycline (Vibramycin), a derivative of tetracycline (Achromycin and many otherbrands). Two doxycycline capsules per day for ten days will do the trick. Tetracyclineis cheaper and must be taken four times a day, but many people forget to take that
  • many pills; thats why the doxycycline is better. If youre pregnant or cannot be ontetracycline, youll be given erythromycin (ERYC, PCE, Ery-Tab, and many others).Penicillin, on the other hand, is not effective here.As many as 10 percent of all pregnant women are believed to be infected withchlamydia. This can lead to all kinds of complications during pregnancy or at birth,including miscarriage, infant pneumonia, infant conjunctivitis (severe eye infection),and even infant blindness. If youre pregnant, request a screening for chlamydia assoon as you can. If you have it, you can be treated with erythromycin. The antibioticsshould be taken as prescribed, or the infection could resurface. The typical treatmentregimen for a nonpregnant woman is either two doxycycline capsules for ten days, ora tetracycline derivative four times a day for seven days. After youve finished yourantibiotics, you will need to be rescreened to make sure that the infection is gone.Abstain from all sexual activity until youre sure that you are cured.A final note on chlamydia: The best way to avoid chlamydia is to practice safe sex. Itis also believed that hormonal contraceptives increase your risks of exposure becausethe cervical mucus changes and is therefore a better "host" for chlamydia. The mostdisturbing fact about chlamydia is that it is a leading cause of infertility. Physiciansbelieve that if more attention were paid to preventing chlamydia, infertility clinicswould lose revenue, and the infertility "epidemic" going on today in North Americawould dramatically decrease.What is Chlamydia? And how do you get ridof it?AnswerChlamydia is a bacterial STD that can be cured with antibiotics. It usually infects thegenitals of both men and women, but can also infect the throat, rectum and eyes.Chlamydia is one of the most common STDs - and because more than 50% who havechlamydia have no symptoms at all - chlamydia infection usually goes untreated.Check out these sites for more information:http://std-gov.org/stds/chlamydia.htmhttp://www.cdc.gov/std/chlamydia/STDFact…Chlamydia, coughing, fever?
  • regarding to chlamydia . If the female is having a fewer or coughing while doing oralsex, will the male partner get chlamydia ? "assume that both partner are free fromchlamydia".I wonder if the fewer or coughing will cause the male partner to get chlamydia ?AnswerChlamydia is a common sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by Chlamydiatrachomatis, a bacterium. Chlamydia can be transmitted during vaginal, anal, or oralsex.On rare occasions, chlamydia infection in men and women can develop outside of thegenital areas. These patients may have infections at the following sites:* the eyes (due to a contaminated hand touching the eyes): itching, redness anditching of the eyelids* the throat (following oral sex with infected men): throat irritation or no symptoms.Even by coughing it can be spread.* the anus (following anal intercourse with infected men): rectal bleeding, mucousrectal discharge, diarrhea, and pain with bowel movement.So the affected/infected partners should take immediately medical help to come out ofthis stinky disease. -Source(s):-http://www.answers.com/topic/chlamydiaQuestion about recurring chlamydia?My gf and I were both treated for chlamydia a few months ago at the same time. Wewaited the required time our doctor said (10 days) to have sex and had no problems.Now a few days ago, I noticed the symptoms are appearing again. My question is, canchlamydia return again without even being exposed to it? If so, how?Answerit would return again if you did not follow the medication regimen. which meanssome chlamydia still survived and remultiplied. thats what causes reinfection. youreally need to takes the Rx meds for a whole week or as doctor ordered. or another
  • scenario would be that its not chlamydia. you treated the wrong infection.as a rule in taking antibiotcs or any medz. if its prescribed 3x a day for 7 days youreally need to follow it. to fully eradicate the microorganism.What tablets do i take for chlamydia?AnswerWhat Is It?Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) spread by having unprotected sexwith someone infected with bacteria called Chlamydia trachomatis. These bacteria arefound in the urine and genital secretions of infected people. Chlamydia can affectseveral areas of the reproductive system, causing urethritis, vaginitis, cervicitis andpelvic inflammatory disease (PID). Chlamydia also can cause eye infections andpneumonia in newborns delivered by mothers who have chlamydia.Chlamydia is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases in the UnitedStates, with an estimated 4 million new infections occurring each year. Infectionsoccur most often in unmarried people under age 25 who have had two or more sexpartners during the previous year. In women, chlamydia that is not treated can lead toinfertility, chronic pelvic pain and tubal pregnancy, in which the fertilized eggimplants and grows in the fallopian tube, rather than the uterus.SymptomsAbout 75% of women and 50% of men with chlamydia have no symptoms. This iswhy many infected people remain untreated and can continue to spread the infectionto others.In women, chlamydia can cause:*A burning sensation when urinating*An abnormal vaginal discharge*
  • Light vaginal bleeding (especially after intercourse)*Pain in the pelvis or lower abdomenIn men, chlamydia can cause:*An abnormal release of fluid that is not urine or semen (called penile discharge)*A burning sensation when urinatingDiagnosisBecause chlamydia may not cause any symptoms, your doctor will gauge your risk ofhaving the infection based on your sexual history. For example, your doctor will ask ifyou have had sex without using condoms. Your doctor can confirm whether you havechlamydia by using a urine test or a swab to collect fluid from the urethra or cervix. Ifyou are at risk of chlamydia, you should be tested at least once a year, even if youhave no symptoms.TreatmentDoctors treat chlamydia with oral antibiotics such as doxycycline (Vibramycin),azithromycin (Zithromax) and ofloxacin (Floxin). Everyone being treated forchlamydia should have all of his or her sex partners treated as well.When To Call A ProfessionalThe United States Preventive Services Task Force strongly recommends the followinggroups of women receive yearly Chlamydia screening:*Sexually active women age 25 and younger*Older women with multiple sex partners*
  • Other women who may be at higher risk even when no symptoms are presentCall your health care professional if you have had sexual contact with someone youthink has been infected with chlamydia.Call your doctor if you have symptoms of urethral, vaginal or pelvic infection.Treatment | When To Call A Professional | Prognosis | Additional InfoPrint Article Print E-mail Article EmailPrognosisAntibiotic treatment cures chlamydia and can usually prevent complications. Once awoman develops pelvic inflammatory disease from chlamydia or another cause, shehas up to 20% risk of a long-term complication such as infertility or chronic pelvicpain.Source(s):www.everydayhealth.comHow do u get Chlamydia?I just found out today I have chlamydia.I just started a new relationship but previouslyhad a partner who would pull out.My boyfriend now doesnt even ejaculate.Can Icatch chlamydia even if he doesnt ejaculate?Or is one of them lying and did ***inside of me.I know I should be using condoms.Ive learned my lesson so no lecturespleaseAnswerI heard you can get chalmydia by having anal sex and then the guy puts it in your kittyright after without washing his pecker. Lots of bacteria back there ya know... butyeah, the guy doesnt have to *** in you for you to get it.Is there a cure for chlamydia?I wrote to a magazine asking about chlamydia because a few weeks before there wasan article about chlamydia and i think i may hav caught it. I dont want to write to thesame magazine again so is there a cure for it?
  • AnswerIs there a cure for chlamydia?http://www.health.state.ny.us/diseases/c…Yes. Chlamydia can be easily treated and cured with antibiotics. Your provider willgive you a one-time dose of azithromycin (az ith roe mye sin) or a week ofdoxycycline (dox i sye kleen) that should be taken twice a day. Other antibiotics areavailable but they are not as effective. They all need to be taken for seven days. If youfinish your medicine and you still have symptoms, return to your provider.http://www.4woman.gov/faq/stdchlam.htmWhat is chlamydia and how common is it?How do you get chlamydia?What are the symptoms of chlamydia?How is chlamydia diagnosed?Who should get tested for chlamydia?What is the treatment for chlamydia?What should I do if I have chlamydia?What health problems can result from untreated chlamydia?How can chlamydia be prevented?Source(s):GOD BLESSI think that me & my partner havechlamydia, how did we get it if neither of ushave cheated? pls help?AnswerChlamydia is a common sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by the bacterium,Chlamydia trachomatis, which can damage a womans reproductive organs. Eventhough symptoms of chlamydia are usually mild or absent, serious complications thatcause irreversible damage, including infertility, can occur "silently" before a woman
  • ever recognizes a problem. Chlamydia also can cause discharge from the penis of aninfected man.Chlamydia is the most frequently reported bacterial sexually transmitted disease in theUnited States. In 2006, 1,030,911 chlamydial infections were reported to CDC from50 states and the District of Columbia. Under-reporting is substantial because mostpeople with chlamydia are not aware of their infections and do not seek testing. Also,testing is not often done if patients are treated for their symptoms. An estimated2,291,000 non-institutionalized U.S. civilians ages 14-39 are infected with Chlamydiabased on the U.S. National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Women arefrequently re-infected if their sex partners are not treated.Chlamydia can be transmitted during vaginal, anal, or oral sex. Chlamydia can also bepassed from an infected mother to her baby during vaginal childbirth.Any sexually active person can be infected with chlamydia. The greater the number ofsex partners, the greater the risk of infection. Because the cervix (opening to theuterus) of teenage girls and young women is not fully matured and is probably moresusceptible to infection, they are at particularly high risk for infection if sexuallyactive. Since chlamydia can be transmitted by oral or anal sex, men who have sexwith men are also at risk for chlamydial infection.Chlamydia is known as a "silent" disease because about three quarters of infectedwomen and about half of infected men have no symptoms. If symptoms do occur, theyusually appear within 1 to 3 weeks after exposure.In women, the bacteria initially infect the cervix and the urethra (urine canal). Womenwho have symptoms might have an abnormal vaginal discharge or a burning sensationwhen urinating. When the infection spreads from the cervix to the fallopian tubes(tubes that carry fertilized eggs from the ovaries to the uterus), some women still haveno signs or symptoms; others have lower abdominal pain, low back pain, nausea,fever, pain during intercourse, or bleeding between menstrual periods. Chlamydialinfection of the cervix can spread to the rectum.Men with signs or symptoms might have a discharge from their penis or a burningsensation when urinating. Men might also have burning and itching around the
  • opening of the penis. Pain and swelling in the testicles are uncommon.Men or women who have receptive anal intercourse may acquire chlamydial infectionin the rectum, which can cause rectal pain, discharge, or bleeding. Chlamydia can alsobe found in the throats of women and men having oral sex with an infected partner.If untreated, chlamydial infections can progress to serious reproductive and otherhealth problems with both short-term and long-term consequences. Like the diseaseitself, the damage that chlamydia causes is often "silent."In women, untreated infection can spread into the uterus or fallopian tubes and causepelvic inflammatory disease (PID). This happens in up to 40 percent of women withuntreated chlamydia. PID can cause permanent damage to the fallopian tubes, uterus,and surrounding tissues. The damage can lead to chronic pelvic pain, infertility, andpotentially fatal ectopic pregnancy (pregnancy outside the uterus). Women infectedwith chlamydia are up to five times more likely to become infected with HIV, ifexposed.To help prevent the serious consequences of chlamydia, screening at least annually forchlamydia is recommended for all sexually active women age 25 years and younger.An annual screening test also is recommended for older women with risk factors forchlamydia (a new sex partner or multiple sex partners). All pregnant women shouldhave a screening test for chlamydia.Complications among men are rare. Infection sometimes spreads to the epididymis(the tube that carries sperm from the testis), causing pain, fever, and, rarely, sterility.Rarely, genital chlamydial infection can cause arthritis that can be accompanied byskin lesions and inflammation of the eye and urethra (Reiters syndrome).In pregnant women, there is some evidence that untreated chlamydial infections canlead to premature delivery. Babies who are born to infected mothers can getchlamydial infections in their eyes and respiratory tracts. Chlamydia is a leading causeof early infant pneumonia and conjunctivitis (pink eye) in newborns.
  • There are laboratory tests to diagnose chlamydia. Some can be performed on urine,other tests require that a specimen be collected from a site such as the penis or cervix.Chlamydia can be easily treated and cured with anHow do u get Chlamydia and gonorrhea?Like how did Chlamydia and gonorrhoea start... i read alot about it and it said itsbactria and **** but wat do they mean by saying bactria .. is it when u ejaculate alotlike 2 times a day , every single day ? or if u have unprotected sex with some on whohas it cuze.... i had 2 or 3 unprotected.. sex with same girl and i know for sure shedidn;t have any ****** virus.... and how Chlamydia and gonorrhea get to oneperson... also it say green, yellow , discharge from penis means u have thsos to virusand it also said white.. wtf is semen white ??????? so please tell and help " scard " thati might got it not from her and dont ****** tell me to spell i was in rush to stfu andjust please.... answer my qustion thXAnswer"dont have sex. because you will get chlamydia. and die. dont have sex in missionaryposition, dont have sex standing up...just dont do it, ok?"Does antibiotics always work for Chlamydia?My doctor prescribed me Azithromycin for Chlamydia and it only contained two pills.500 milligrams each. I took them about a week ago and am still having symptomsfrom the Chlamydia. Does antibiotics always work?AnswerWow, I really wonder what type of doc this "Doc" guy is. 1000 mg of azithromycin isstandard CDC recommended treatment for chlamydia. It is usually effective, but youcan be reinfected. You may want to get a second test just to be safe. Doc would beright if he were treating you for sinusitis or upper respiratory infection, but genitalchlamydia is 1000 mg of azithromycin taken at one dose
  • How can you contract chlamydia?AnswerChlamydia is an infection of the reproductive organs caused by the bacteriumChlamydia trachomatis. It is a very common condition and there are no clear riskfactors. It often occurs in young adults; simply changing sexual partners can putanyone at risk.Chlamydia is spread from person-to-person during unprotected sex. It can be passedthrough vaginal, anal, and oral sex. It can also be passed to the eye by a hand or otherbody part moistened with infected secretions. Chlamydia can be passed from a womaninfected with Chlamydia to her fetus during birth. Chlamydia cannot be spread bykissing, toilet seats, bed linens, doorknobs, swimming pools, and hot tubs, bathtubs,sharing clothes, or eating utensils.Source(s):http://www.google.com.ph/#hl=en&source=h…Can chlamydia transfer orally?AnswerYup.Source(s):http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chlamydia_i…I took zithromax for chlamydia?and my doctor told me to only take one even if they give me two. but i took twobecause on the bottle it says to so will it still work? the pills where 500mg eachAnswer
  • You did the right thing for taking two. Two 500mg = 1G.1 gram of Zithromax should cure your problem but be aware that sometimesChlamydia and Gonorrhea coexists so be sure to follow up with your doctor and becareful out there.Ive known of people (males and females) carrying these infections for monthswithout being treated because they thought their problem was too mild to go in or theywere too embarrassed.Chlamydia and eyes?I have heard if u have Chlamydia and you touch your eye it can lead to ... i fogot thename but can lead to eye problems. I dont know if its true or if its a diffrent kind ofchlamdyia?AnswerYes, you can develop Chlamydia eye infections.Chlamydia trachomatis is the species of bacteria that causes these infections. Thisbacteria can infect the eyes and reproductive tracts.Often, you see ocular chlamydia in newborn infants. they contract it during childbirthas they pass through their mothers infected vagina. This is why you need to get testedfor STDs when pregnant. You dont want a current infection while youre giving birth.Babies can go blind if they get chlamydia in their eyes.In adults, it can happen from poor hygiene. In developing countries (like parts of sub-Saharan Africa) where water supplies are unsafe and people cant wash or bathe asmuch, ocular chlamydia is a common cause of blindness. The infection gets into theeye and persists for months, causing swelling and thickening of the eyelids. Theeyelids deform and force the eyelashes to point inward, where they tear up the eyeswith every painful blink (imagine dragging a rake across a smooth piece of land). Theeye becomes severely damaged and the person is rendered completely blind.In more developed countries like the US, you can get ocular Chlamydia if you getinfected sexual fluids in your eye. In pornography, its called "the money shot" or a"facial." If infected semen gets in the eye, the eye can get infected, too. The infectionresembles pinkeye and is often treated with the same drugs (cephalosporin antibiotics,usually delivered as eyedrops). If untreated, it can lead to blindness (as I described
  • earlier).Chlamydia is EASY to cure. It is EASIER to prevent. Always wear a condom duingsex. Always get tested every 6 months.Source(s):I work for your friendly local health department.Is a blood test reliable for diagnosingchlamydia?Can they ever get it wrong from a blood test?AnswerChlamydia Trachomatis is what I presume you are talking about and not Chlamydiapneumoniae.There are ELISA tests out there for IgM antibodies which denotes recent infection. Itis not routinely performed in our country and so the reliability needs to be researched.A quick search shows RA factor does seem to be a problem in causing positives insome tests. Any titer or antibody needs to be followed to see a rise and or fall which isone way a false positive and be detected. False positives are usually constant withoutchange to baseline results. The interference may not be linear and so dilution ofsamples would yield different results which is another clue. Those are general clues tofalse positives and so repeat testing should be done if there is a quesiton of a falsepositive.In any case nucleic acid detection techniques are better suited than antibody tests thattake time to develop and thus false negatives are high.Can Augmentin 500 mg treat chlamydia?AnswerChlamydia can be easily treated and cured with antibiotics. However, not allantibiotics are effective. The antibiotics usually used are azithromycin and
  • doxycycline.Persons with chlamydia should abstain from sexual intercourse until they and their sexpartners have completed treatment, otherwise re-infection is possible.I hope this helps and good luck. MCSource(s):http://www.emedexpert.com/conditions/chl…How long do you have to have clymydiabefore it makes you infertile?AnswerHow long do you have to have chlamydiabefore you become infertile?For some women, chlamydia infectionprogresses quickly to pelvicinflammatory disease (PID). Theinflammation in the Fallopiantubes during an episode of PIDleads to scarring and tubal infertilityin many of the women whodevelop PID. These women couldhave difficulty becoming pregnantimmediately following an episodeof PID. However, other womeninfected with chlamydia neverdevelop PID. Thus the length oftime between chlamydia infectionand infertility complications ishighly variable and impossible topredict for an individual patient*****************
  • When left untreated, up to40% of chlamydia cases willdevelop into pelvic inflammatorydisease (PID).• Of the women with untreatedchlamydia who develop pelvicinflammatory disease (PID),approximately 1 in 5 will becomeinfertile, almost 1 in 5 willsuffer from chronic pelvic pain,and nearly 1 in 10 will have anectopic (tubal) pregnancy.http://www.cdc.gov/std/stats/The source below has a lot of good educational info about Chlamydia. Hope thisanswers your question.Source(s):http://www.hawaii.edu/hivandaids/Chlamyd…7 months with Chlamydia? Long termdamage?If someone were to have Chlamydia for 7 months before getting treated could somelong term affects set in? Like is 7 months long enough to worry about long termdamage?AnswerChlamydia FactsChlamydia can be transmitted during vaginal, anal, or oral sex. Chlamydia can also bepassed from an infected mother to her baby during vaginal childbirth.Any sexually active person can be infected with chlamydia. The greater the number ofsex partners, the greater the risk of infection. Because the cervix (opening to theuterus) of teenage girls and young women is not fully matured and is probably more
  • susceptible to infection, they are at particularly high risk for infection if sexuallyactive. Since chlamydia can be transmitted by oral or anal sex, men who have sexwith men are also at risk for chlamydial infection.In women, the bacteria initially infect the cervix and the urethra (urine canal). Womenwho have symptoms might have an abnormal vaginal discharge or a burning sensationwhen urinating. When the infection spreads from the cervix to the fallopian tubes(tubes that carry fertilized eggs from the ovaries to the uterus), some women still haveno signs or symptoms; others have lower abdominal pain, low back pain, nausea,fever, pain during intercourse, or bleeding between menstrual periods. Chlamydialinfection of the cervix can spread to the rectum.Chlamydia is known as a "silent" disease because about three quarters of infectedwomen and about half of infected men have no symptoms. If symptoms do occur, theyusually appear within 1 to 3 weeks after exposure.Men or women who have receptive anal intercourse may acquire chlamydial infectionin the rectum, which can cause rectal pain, discharge, or bleeding. Chlamydia can alsobe found in the throats of women and men having oral sex with an infected partner.If untreated, chlamydial infections can progress to serious reproductive and otherhealth problems with both short-term and long-term consequences. Like the diseaseitself, the damage that chlamydia causes is often "silent."In women, untreated infection can spread into the uterus or fallopian tubes and causepelvic inflammatory disease (PID). This happens in up to 40 percent of women withuntreated chlamydia. PID can cause permanent damage to the fallopian tubes, uterus,and surrounding tissues. The damage can lead to chronic pelvic pain, infertility, andpotentially fatal ectopic pregnancy (pregnancy outside the uterus). Women infectedwith chlamydia are up to five times more likely to become infected with HIV, ifexposedChlamydia can be easily treated and cured with antibiotics. A single dose ofazithromycin or a week of doxycycline (twice daily) are the most commonly usedtreatments. HIV-positive persons with chlamydia should receive the same treatment asthose who are HIV negative.Hope this answers your question Cheers ♥http://www.cdc.gov/std/Chlamydia/STDFact…
  • http://www.webmd.com/sexual-conditions/d…http://www.stdservices.on.net/std/Source(s):ER NurseDo u get Chlamydia with or without acondom can u get if from recieving oral sex,or fingerin??AnswerChlamydia is usually spread by genital sexual contact, but chlamydia can also infectthe throat, rectum and eyes. Babies can get a chlamydia infection during birth if themother has this infection.Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by a bacteria calledChlamydia trachomatis. It is the most commonly reported STD in the state.Anyone who is sexually active can get chlamydia, but those at greater risk include:Sexually active adolescentsPersons diagnosed with any STDPersons with a sex partner diagnosed with any STDPersons with more than one sex partnerPersons with a new sex partnerHow is chlamydia spread?The majority of individuals may experience no symptoms at all. If symptoms dooccur, they usually include a vaginal discharge in women, burning when urinating andincreased urgency to urinate. Burning when urinating may also occur in men withchlamydia.When symptoms do occur, they usually occur 1-2 weeks after sexual contact with aninfected individual.Chlamydia infection may persist for many months if untreated, even in persons
  • without symptoms. During this time, damage to the reproductive organs can occur inwomen and the infection can be transmitted to sex partners.No. Reinfection with chlamydia can occur any time a person is re-exposed.Antibiotics such as doxycycline or ofloxacin usually taken for 7 days are oftenprescribed. Other antibiotics such as azithromycin taken in a single dose can also beprescribed.Untreated chlamydia infection, and especially reinfection with chlamydia, is a majorcause of pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) in women, which can prevent a womanfrom ever having a baby (infertility). PID can also cause scar tissue growth in thefallopian tube, ectopic pregnancy (pregnancy outside the uterus) and chronic pelvicpain. In men, inflammation from the infection can cause pain in the testis(epididymitis) and blockages leading to sterility.If you dont have a mutually monogamous, steady, or lifelong sex partner, a condomcan help protect you from exposure to chlamydia and other sexually transmittedinfections.A test for chlamydia that gives accurate, quick results is available at your doctorsoffice, family planning clinics and STD clinics. Early diagnosis and treatment arenecessary to avoid serious complications and spread of this disease. If you testpositive, all of your sex partners of the past 3 months or your most recent sex partnershould be tested and treated for chlamydia, even if they have no symptoms. Publichealth professionals from your local health department can help you with the task ofinforming partners. If your sex partners have the infection and are not treated, youcould get infected again if you have sex again with the same partners.Yes. It is possible to have more than one STD at a time. Different STDs are spread inthe same manner - through sexual contact (oral, anal, vaginal and penile). In addition,an untreated chlamydia infection can increase your chances of acquiring HIVinfection. It is important to make an appointment at your doctor’s office or clinicto be examined and tested for STDs as soon as you notice any unusual signs orsymptoms or are aware of sexual exposure to someone with an STD.How to cure chlamydia ?what to do , cures , remedies ?
  • AnswerChlamydia is caused by the bacteria (Chlamydia trachomatis) that enter the bodyduring sexual activity and can lead to infection of the genitals (penis or vagina). It canalso infect the mouth or anus following oral or anal sex. Most of the time Chlamydiais a "silent" infection meaning it doesnt cause any symptoms. In women, even with nosymptoms, Chlamydia can lead to permanent damage of the Fallopian tubes and is theleading cause of infertility (women not being able to get pregnant) in the UnitedStates.Chlamydia is spread through unprotected sex with someone who is already infected.A pregnant woman can also pass the infection to her child during the babys passagethrough the birth canal.Chlamydia can be easily treated and cured with antibiotics. Your provider will giveyou a one-time dose of azithromycin (az ith roe mye sin) or a week of doxycycline(dox i sye kleen) that should be taken twice a day. Other antibiotics are available butthey are not as effective. They all need to be taken for 7 days. If you finish yourmedicine and you still have symptoms, return to your provider.There are other problems if Chlamydia is not treated timely. Untreated Chlamydia inwomen can lead to infection in other parts of your reproductive system. This infectionis called pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). If you have PID it can cause belly pain,fever, and possible infertility (the inability to have children), ectopic pregnancy (apregnancy outside the uterus), and chronic pelvic pain. In men, untreated Chlamydiacan cause urethral infection, and complications such as swollen and tender testicles(epididymitis), which may result in sterility (inability to make sperm and fatherchildren).-Source(s):-What if i have chlamydia?My best friend told me she got chlamydia the other day and was really upset about it,she told me she had no symptoms what so ever but went for a test to be on the safeside and turns out she had it. I havent had sex for quite abit now but the last time i didwas unprotected and another time way before that. And because ive never had a test iwas thinking what if ive had chlamydia or another STD all this time and never even
  • known about it .. so now im worrying! :( What happens if chlamydia is left untreatedand how do they treat it? Should i go for a test, im embarrassed.AnswerSymptoms of Chlamydia is not easy to tell if you are infected with chlamydia sincesymptoms are usually not apparent. But when they do occur,they are usuallynoticeable within 1-3 weeks of contact. It is vitally important to keep yourself secureand to protect any upcoming partners. Not healing STDs often leads to life long healthimplications.Source(s):http://www.google.com/#hl=en&q=safe+conf…What is Chlamydia and what does it do?Can someone educate me on chlamydia? What is it and what does it do? I know it is asexual transmitted illness/disease. Can you avoid it and is there a cure for it? Will youdie from it as well?Thanks for answering and have a nice day!AnswerChlamydia is a bacterial infection that affects millions of men and women. It may bedifficult to detect chlamydia. If symptoms do show up, they occur one to three weeksafter exposure to the bacteria.In women, symptoms may include vaginal discharge or irregular menstrual bleeding,pain when urinating, or lower abdominal pain.In men, there may be a discharge from the penis and pain when urinating.Chlamydia is easily treated with antibiotics. If undetected and untreated, chlamydiacan cause pelvic inflammatory diseases (infection in the ovaries and fallopian tubes),which may lead to sterility (inability to conceive a child). Both partners need to betreated.If your have any more questions, send me an e-mail.Source(s):
  • std brochureDifferent ways of getting chlamydia?Ok I already know that you could get it from vaginal/oral intercourse .. Would therebe any other way of getting the disease such as sharing saliva or being near aninfected person without having intercourse?AnswerChlamydia can be transmitted during vaginal, anal, or oral sex. Chlamydia can also bepassed from an infected mother to her baby during vaginal childbirth.Any sexually active person can be infected with chlamydia. The greater the number ofsex partners, the greater the risk of infection. Because the cervix (opening to theuterus) of teenage girls and young women is not fully matured and is probably moresusceptible to infection, they are at particularly high risk for infection if sexuallyactive. Since chlamydia can be transmitted by oral or anal sex, men who have sexwith men are also at risk for chlamydial infection. The following website will provideyou with more info.http://www.cdc.gov/std/Chlamydia/STDFact…Can chlamydia cause tiredness?&what are the other symptoms?AnswerChlamydia is known as a "silent" disease because about three quarters of infectedwomen and about half of infected men have no symptoms. If symptoms do occur, theyusually appear within 1 to 3 weeks after exposure.In women, the bacteria initially infect the cervix and the urethra (urine canal). Womenwho have symptoms might have an abnormal vaginal discharge or a burning sensationwhen urinating. When the infection spreads from the cervix to the fallopian tubes(tubes that carry fertilized eggs from the ovaries to the uterus), some women still haveno signs or symptoms; others have lower abdominal pain, low back pain, nausea,fever, pain during intercourse, or bleeding between menstrual periods. Chlamydial
  • infection of the cervix can spread to the rectum.Men with signs or symptoms might have a discharge from their penis or a burningsensation when urinating. Men might also have burning and itching around theopening of the penis. Pain and swelling in the testicles are uncommon.Men or women who have receptive anal intercourse may acquire chlamydial infectionin the rectum, which can cause rectal pain, discharge, or bleeding. Chlamydia can alsobe found in the throats of women and men having oral sex with an infected partner.Source(s):http://www.google.com/#hl=en&q=reliable+…Took medicine for chlamydia but still havesymptoms?I got tested for chlamydia after an ex told me they might have given it to me. it cameback positive and i took the medicine 2 months ago but im still having symptoms. Theonly time i dont have symptoms is during my cylce and the first two days im off mycycle. I took yeast infection medicine and that didnt seem to work. Why am i stillhaving symptoms?Answergo to your LOCAL county health department its SUPER cheapummm sounds like if you still have symptoms you may still have the stdBeating Chlamydia. An infinite fight!?Hello all. Thank you all for taking the time to read my quesiton.I have been trying to beat Chlamydia trachomatis for 4 months now. I have trieddoxicicline (200mg per day / 100gr/12h), azitromizine, levofloxacine, etc. (prescriptedby the doctor, obviously)I am now using doxicicline again. The treatment is supossed to last 4 weeks. I am nowon my third week and I can still feel the itch there. It is just not gone. Can somebody
  • recommend me something please?Could some wipes with erithromicine at 2% help?. Should I use doxicicline plusanother antibiotic??Please please help!AnswerYou should immediately go get tested again....after mulitple rounds of antibiotics itmay not be Chlamydia or Trich anymore but a yeast infection, which is common aftertaking mulitple rounds of antibiotics. If you have a regular sexual partner, they shouldbe treated also, or they will reinfect you. Always wear a condom regardless of howloyal you may think your partner is, especially do to the fact you have thesereoccuring STDs.While you are trying to get rid of this infection.....you should stop all soda and sugarsweetened drinks...the sugar only feeds the bacteria. Also stop (if you do it) caffeine,alcohol, nicotine. Take probiotics, they will help re-establish your bodys goodbacteria which has been depleted due to the antibiotics....A multi-strain type wouldprobably be most beneficial. Other good herbs to take are oil of oregano, either the oilitself or in capsule form. It has natural antibiotic, antifungal and antiviral properties.Olive leaf is also beneficial because of its antibacterial, and antifungal properties.These should help with your problem, these are natural treatments and can be used inconjunction with whatever your Dr prescribes. They will help your body increase itsnatural bacteria to fight off the infection so the results may not be as immediate asprescription meds.Be careful of taking multiple rounds of antibiotics...this can cause bacteria to becomeresistant to antibiotics thus making infections more difficult to kill off. If you Dr isconvinced that you still have a bacterial infection, ask for a culture and sensitivity sothat he can prescribe the correct antibiotic to kill off the bacteria........Good LuckDoes anyone know what chlamydia is?I need to know because my boyfriend might have it. How long does it last and what isit. Thanks:)Answer
  • Chlamydia (pronounced: kluh-mid-ee-uh) is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) thatis caused by bacteria called Chlamydia trachomatis. Although you may not have heardits name, chlamydia is one of the most common STDs. Because there often arent anysymptoms, though, lots of people can have chlamydia and not know it.The bacteria can move from one person to another through sexual intercourse, andpossibly through oral-genital contact. If someone touches bodily fluids that containthe bacteria and then touches his or her eye, a chlamydial eye infection is possible.Chlamydia also can be passed from a mother to her baby while the baby is beingdelivered. This can cause pneumonia and conjuntivitis, which can become veryserious for the baby if its not treated. You cant catch chlamydia from a towel,doorknob, or toilet seat.How Does a Girl Know She Has It?It can be difficult for a girl to know whether she has chlamydia because most girlsdont have any symptoms. Because of this, its very important to see a doctor at leastonce a year if you are sexually active. Your doctor can tell you about how to test forchlamydia, even if you dont have any symptoms. Much less often, symptoms arepresent and may cause an unusual vaginal discharge or pain during urination. Somegirls with chlamydia also have pain in their lower abdomens, pain during sexualintercourse, or bleeding between menstrual periods. Sometimes a chlamydia infectioncan cause a mild fever, muscle aches, or headache.How Does a Guy Know He Has It?Like a girl, a guy can also have a difficult time telling whether he has chlamydia andshould be tested by a doctor at least once a year if he is sexually active. Whensymptoms are there, guys may have a discharge from the tip of the penis (the urethra— where urine comes out), or experience itching or burning sensations around thepenis. Rarely, the testicles may become swollen. Many times, a guy with chlamydiamay have few or no symptoms, so he might not even know he has it.When Do Symptoms Appear?Someone who has contracted chlamydia may see symptoms a week later. In somepeople, the symptoms take up to 3 weeks to appear, and many people never developany symptoms.What Can Happen?
  • If left untreated in girls, chlamydia can cause an infection of the urethra (where urinecomes out) and inflammation (swelling and soreness caused by the infection) of thecervix. It can also lead to pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), which is an infection ofthe uterus, ovaries, and/or fallopian tubes. PID can cause infertility and ectopic (tubal)pregnancies later in life.If left untreated in guys, chlamydia can cause inflammation of the urethra andepididymis (the structure attached to the testicle that helps transport sperm).How Is It Treated?If you think you may have chlamydia or if you have had a partner who may havechlamydia, you need to see your family doctor, adolescent doctor, or gynecologist.Some local health clinics, such as Planned Parenthood, can also test and treat peoplefor chlamydia.The doctor will do an exam that may include swabbing the vagina or penis forsecretions, which will then be analyzed. Sometimes doctors can diagnose chlamydiaby testing a persons urine. Talk to your doctor about which test is best for you. Andlet the doctor know the best way to reach you confidentially with any test results.If you have been exposed to chlamydia or are diagnosed with chlamydia, the doctorwill prescribe antibiotics, which should clear up the infection in 7 to 10 days. Anyonewith whom youve had sex will also need to be tested and treated for chlamydiabecause that person may be infected but not have any symptoms. This includes anysexual partners in the last 2 months or your last sexual partner if it has been more than2 months since your last sexual experience. It is very important that someone with achlamydia infection abstain from having sex until they and their partner have beentreated.If a sexual partner has chlamydia, quick treatment will reduce his or her risk ofcomplications and will lower your chances of being reinfected if you have sex withthat partner again. (You can become infected with chlamydia again even after youhave been treated because having chlamydia does not make you immune to it.)Its better to prevent chlamydia than to treat it, and the only way to completely preventthe infection is to abstain from all types of sexual intercourse. If you do have sex, usea latex condom every time. This is the only birth control method that will help preventchlamydia.Hope this helps!(:
  • How can i tell if i have chlamydia withoutgoint to the docs as my mum will die?lolAnswerChlamydia FactsChlamydia can be transmitted during vaginal, anal, or oral sex. Chlamydia can also bepassed from an infected mother to her baby during vaginal childbirth.Any sexually active person can be infected with chlamydia. The greater the number ofsex partners, the greater the risk of infection. Because the cervix (opening to theuterus) of teenage girls and young women is not fully matured and is probably moresusceptible to infection, they are at particularly high risk for infection if sexuallyactive. Since chlamydia can be transmitted by oral or anal sex, men who have sexwith men are also at risk for chlamydial infection.In women, the bacteria initially infect the cervix and the urethra (urine canal). Womenwho have symptoms might have an abnormal vaginal discharge or a burning sensationwhen urinating. When the infection spreads from the cervix to the fallopian tubes(tubes that carry fertilized eggs from the ovaries to the uterus), some women still haveno signs or symptoms; others have lower abdominal pain, low back pain, nausea,fever, pain during intercourse, or bleeding between menstrual periods. Chlamydialinfection of the cervix can spread to the rectum.Chlamydia is known as a "silent" disease because about three quarters of infectedwomen and about half of infected men have no symptoms. If symptoms do occur, theyusually appear within 1 to 3 weeks after exposure.Men or women who have receptive anal intercourse may acquire chlamydial infectionin the rectum, which can cause rectal pain, discharge, or bleeding. Chlamydia can alsobe found in the throats of women and men having oral sex with an infected partner.If untreated, chlamydial infections can progress to serious reproductive and otherhealth problems with both short-term and long-term consequences. Like the diseaseitself, the damage that chlamydia causes is often "silent."In women, untreated infection can spread into the uterus or fallopian tubes and cause
  • pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). This happens in up to 40 percent of women withuntreated chlamydia. PID can cause permanent damage to the fallopian tubes, uterus,and surrounding tissues. The damage can lead to chronic pelvic pain, infertility, andpotentially fatal ectopic pregnancy (pregnancy outside the uterus). Women infectedwith chlamydia are up to five times more likely to become infected with HIV, ifexposedChlamydia can be easily treated and cured with antibiotics. A single dose ofazithromycin or a week of doxycycline (twice daily) are the most commonly usedtreatments. HIV-positive persons with chlamydia should receive the same treatment asthose who are HIV negative.Hope this answers your question Cheers ♥http://www.cdc.gov/std/Chlamydia/STDFact… Chlamydia FAQ / Guide brought to you by http://howdoyougetchlamydia.com/