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Wednesday, August 27, 2014
How easy is it to get chlamydia
is it possible for you to have ubprotectes sex with some body who had clymidea and not contract it? do people act as carriers of clymidea? my partner has just been diagnosed with clymidea and i tested negative, we are trying to work out how this is possible
Chlamydia bacteria live in vaginal fluid and in semen. Chlamydia is sometimes called the "silent" disease because you can have it and not know it. Symptoms usually appear within 1 to 3 weeks after being infected. Those who do have symptoms may have an abnormal discharge (mucus or pus) from the vagina or penis or experience pain while urinating. These early symptoms may be very mild. The infection may move inside your body if it is not treated. Bacteria can infect the cervix, fallopian tubes, and urine canal in women, where they can cause pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). In men the bacteria can cause epidydimitis (inflammation of the reproductive area near the testicles). PID and epidydimitis are two very serious illnesses.
Pamposh Kaul, MD
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati