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ask: can someone that's had a Hysterectomy get chlamydia and or be tested

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discharge with odor,burning while urinating,pain during sex,

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I no longer have a cervix either. Someone that I am interested in came in contact with chlamydia, and I am wondering if without a cervix you can still be infected?

August 28, 2010 - 11:00am
Cary Cook BSN RN (reply to Anonymous)

Yes, Anon, you can still be infected. If you read the link from the NIH I posted in the answer above your question, you will see that you can be infected vaginally, orally, or anally. So even if you didn't have a vagina at all you could still get chlamydia.

August 30, 2010 - 6:30am
Cary Cook BSN RN

Hi Peaches-

The short answer is yes, absolutely you can become infected with chlamaydia after a hysterectomy. If you have not yet seen a doctor, I suggest you do so as soon as possible. We have a page on chlamydia: http://www.empowher.com/condition/chlamydia and the National Institutes of Health has detailed information as well: http://www.niaid.nih.gov/topics/chlamydia/Pages/default.aspx

Please seek treatment, and good luck.

April 18, 2010 - 8:09am
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