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Chlamydia?



I just found out that I have it? Can I pass it on to anyone? What about babies - can I still have babies? Is there a treatment - if, yes, where and how much does it cost?

Chlamydia is a bacterial infection that is spread by sexual contact. It is the most common sexually transmitted disease (STD) in the United States. Chlamydia infects the urethra in men and the urethra, cervix, or upper reproductive organs (or all three) in women. Chlamydia can also infect the rectum and the surface of the eyes and lining of the eyelids (conjunctiva).

An infected mother can pass chlamydia to her baby at birth. Between 50% and 75% of babies born to mothers with chlamydia get the infection. They may have it in the eyes, back of the throat, rectum, or vagina. Between 30% and 40% of babies infected with chlamydia at birth develop complications, such as conjunctivitis or pneumonia.

Having chlamydia increases your risk of becoming infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) if you are exposed to HIV.

Chlamydia is treated with antibiotics. If taken exactly as directed, antibiotics can cure a chlamydia infection. The infection will not be cured if antibiotics are not taken as directed. Prompt treatment also stops the spread of the infection and reduces complications, such as pelvic inflammatory disease (PID).

Having a chlamydia infection that was cured does not protect you from a future infection. A new exposure to chlamydia will reinfect you, even if you were treated and cured.

Experts recommend that you notify all partners with whom you had sex in the 60 days since your symptoms or diagnosis; if you have not had sex in the last 60 days, contact your last sexual partner. This prevents reinfection. If your symptoms continue after treatment, you probably have been infected again. It does not mean the first treatment failed. If you have chlamydia, avoid all sexual contact or use condoms until you and your partner (or partners) have finished the full course of medication.

Some people who have chlamydia also have the STD gonorrhea. Treatment includes antibiotics that kill both types of bacteria.

Check out this site for more information:
http://health.yahoo.com/ency/healthwise/...

Good luck!
You just found out you have chlamydia and you're asking people here if you can get treatment? I somehow get the feeling this question is a load of crap. Your doctor should have treated you while you were in the office. It depends on how long you've been infected on whether or not any permanant damage was done. Yes, it's a STD, you can pass it to anyone you have sex with.
Chlamydia:
Chlamydia is caused by the bacteria chlamydia trachomatis.
Much chlamydial infection goes undiagnosed, because the infection is often without symptoms.
However, it can cause vaginal bleeding and discharge, abdominal pain, fever and inflammation of the cervix in women.
And in men, it can cause a watery or milky discharge from the penis, swollen or tender testicles and a burning feeling while urinating.
The long term complications can be severe, especially for women where it can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease, ectopic pregnancy and infertility.
Between 20% and 50% of children born to women with chlamydia will be infected.
Chlamydia is the leading cause of neonatal conjunctivitis, an eye infection in babies that can cause blindness.
However, it is easy to treat with antibiotics.
Please see the webpages for more details and images on Chlamydia.
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/chlamydia...
http://images.google.co.in/images?q=chla...
a doctor had to have tested you for you to know you have this. so firstly, he/she should have explained to you that's it is a contagious disease but it is also completely curable w antibiotics. secondly, if the doctor did not explain anything to you, you should have asked. you pay the doctor for their knowledge and expertise but it is still your responsiblity to make sure your questions are answered and that you receive proper treatment. if left untreated, it can cause infertility. you need to start antibiotics right away. go back to the doc (or better yet another one and report that one for incompetence.)
Yes, Chlamydia can be passed my vagina, anal, or oral sex.
Also you can get pregnant but the infection could get to your baby and cause your baby to have it also the baby will be born with a pink eye.
There is a cure for Chlamydia, it's just a simple antibiotic that you can take, it's a single dose of azithromycin or a week of doxycycline (twice daily) are the most commonly used treatments.
Im not sure how much they are though. Since you've just found out you have Chlamydia I would avoid any sexual contact until you have treated it.
If you found out you had chlamydia by the doctors, clinic, or hospital they would of gave you these six pills to take to get rid of it and if you don't get treatment plus its free you won't be able to have children, and you can't pass it to your baby because its a bacteria not a virus.
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