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How to contract Chlamydia ?

By Anonymous September 20, 2016 - 5:09am
 
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Hello, i went to the doctor on July 25th and my results were negative. I didn't have a pap smear done this time they only tested my urine. I went back last week and got my full annual. I got called in and got told i have Chlamydia!! I don't have no idea how this is possible.The last time i had intercourse was in June and it was protected, but he took the condom off and released on my back. The last person perform oral sex on me which was certainly unprotected. IDK which person i could of contracted it from. I haven't had no symptoms i haven't had the burning/painful urination. Yes, i did have an abnormal discharge, but the doctors did the pap smear and confirmed that it was B.V I really hope they didn't get my records mixed up( I got to the local health department which stay busy). So from the information i told you could they have misread my urinalysis? or is it that i've been contracted and it's just now showing it's face? Thank you in advance!!!

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Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER. I am glad you reached out to our community. What a message to get!
I will do my best to help you sort this out.

Chlamydia is an infection caused by a kind of bacteria that is passed during sexual contact. It is the most common sexually transmitted bacterial infection in the United States.

It is spread by vaginal and anal intercourse. Rarely, it is spread during oral sex or by touching your eye with your hand. Chlamydia is not passed through casual contact.

According to the CDC, anyone who has sex can get chlamydia through unprotected vaginal, anal, or oral sex. However, sexually active young people are at a higher risk of getting chlamydia.

Anonymous, one of your sexual partners was infected with chlamydia.

There are laboratory tests to diagnose chlamydia. Your health care provider may ask you to provide a urine sample or may use (or ask you to use) a cotton swab to get a sample from your vagina to test for chlamydia.

Anonymous, BV or bacterial vaginosis is an infection caused when too much of certain bacteria change the normal balance of bacteria in the vagina.

Having a new sex partner or multiple sex partners and douching can upset the balance of bacteria in the vagina and put women at increased risk for getting BV. BV is not considered an STD, but having BV can increase your chances of getting an STD. BV rarely affects women who have never had sex.

Was any treatment for chlamydia started? The only way to get rid of chlamydia is with antibiotics, either with a single dose of azithromycin (Zithromax) or a week of doxycycline (Atridox, Bio-Tab) taken twice daily. These are the two most common treatments. All sexual partners that could be infected need to be treated as well.
Regards,
Maryann

September 20, 2016 - 8:45am
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Anonymous (reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

The gave me metrindzole for the BV and for the chlamydia i was given some type of antibiotics in a single dose ( I had to take four at one time) What if someone touched their genitals that is already infected and then fingered me? what is the likely hood of me contracting it this way?

September 20, 2016 - 4:09pm
Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hello Anonymous,

It would be possible if bodily fluids, in this case, fresh semen of an infected person, was introduced into your vagina.

Regards,
Maryann

September 21, 2016 - 9:06am
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