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Chlamydia and cunnalingus

By January 31, 2015 - 6:26pm
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Can a woman who RECEIVES oral sex (a man going down on her...) get chlamydia? Most resources online say absolutely not, but then some say it's possible.

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Yes, I am just extremely worried because only 3 days ago I received oral sex (cunnalingus) from a man, and beginning the very next day I noticed a slight increase in discharge (clear, maybe a little grey), slight itching, and it burned when I peed. After drinking lots of water the burning stopped, but then started recurring last night, but my urethra was now burning all the time (not bad, but noticeable). Now my symptoms are frequent urination, slight cramping (feels like menstrual/ovulation pain), and a slight burning sensation AFTER I urinate, and occasional itching. I have had BV and never got it treated, so that may be it. I just really didn't think I would be experiencing this magnitude of problems simply from receiving cunnalingus. I've been doing the dreaded Internet searches for 3 days straight and there is so much conflicting information. I am so scared I can't even sleep.

February 1, 2015 - 8:26am
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I understand a bit more now.

There are several factors that could be causing the symptoms, all of which have quick solutions and no negative lasting effects.  

I suggest you rule out STD as an option unless you have had intercourse in the past because that it the only you could have been infected.  If you have had intercourse then it is possible that you have something like chlamydia or gonorrhea which are both easily testable and treatable.

Secondly you more likely have BV, which is characterized by the grayish discharge as you are experiencing.  Getting BV also increases your risk of getting an STD.  Since you did not get it treated in the past it could have escalated into causing an STD.

First thing you need to do it be tested for both BV and STDs.  From these results the doctor will tell you what treatments you need to take.


February 1, 2015 - 9:13am

Hello and thank you for sharing your question.

In order to transmit chlamydia from "mouth-to-vagina" contact, the person transmitting must have chlamydia in their oral cavity.  This is very very rare.  Although contracting chlamydia in the genitals through a person with oral cavity chlamydia is not impossible, it is highly unlikely.

Chlamydia is most commonly passed through genital/anal intercourse because those are the areas more commonly infected.

I hope that makes sense.


January 31, 2015 - 10:05pm
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