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Cause of Chlamydia infection - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi, may I answer your health queries right
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   Hello are you a real doctor
Doctor :   I am a general physician.
Doctor :   I believe I can help you within my expertise,
Doctor :   If you need I can send you the scanned copy of my degree certificates.
User :   My question is I went to my ob last week my test for Chlamydia came back postive but my husbands came back neg but neather me nor him have been out of our relationship
Doctor :   Ok
User :   how could my test come back postive and his neg if neather one of us has cheated we are together 24/7 I work at home and so does he and we go out together we do everything together
User :   Plus I get tested every 3-6 months and so does he
User :   are you there
Doctor :   Yes, I am following with you.
Doctor :   May I know your age?
User :   25
Doctor :   Ok
User :   Im lost I have had it in the past its been about 6 years I just had a baby in 09 and I have been to the doctors many of times
Doctor :   Chlamydial infection spreads by physical contact, either through a sexual exposure or via physical contact.
User :   plus I have hpv can that be the cause of it I have told him about my test and we are both confused
User :   I know that but thats the thing we only have sex with each other we even use pertaction sometimes cause Im not on birth control and after i have my perdios
Doctor :   If either of you had chlamydia on your hands transmitted from an infected person(chlamydial conjuctivitis) and then had physical contact, it is possible that the infection may have got the infection.
Doctor :   These are the only known mode of transport of infection.
User :   I did not know that so your saying that him or I could have touched something and got it that way
Doctor :   Such incidents are possible, if either of you had been in contact with an infected person.
User :   we just bought sex toys just a couple day befor I got tested
User :   I actuly went to the doctors to get on birth controll and they did all my tests
Doctor :   I cannot think of any other mode apart from transmission's from infected hand / toys, if both of you are loyal to each other.
User :   Yes we are ever since we had our daughter just cause of stuff like this
Doctor :   I can understand your concern.
User :   plus we both have general herpes and I know that the littles things can effecte us
Doctor :   If you are sure, that your husband is not cheating on you, then you might have got the infection through infected hand, infected foreign body.
User :   we cant even use any other soap but dove even to our toliat paper has to be a cerent one so
Doctor :   I can understand your worries. You can discuss with your partner and get this doubt sorted.
Doctor :   Have you followed what i have suggested?
User :   yes thank I have
User :   he is actully sitting next to me
User :   cause I have asked my doctor and they really dont give me nothing
Doctor :   Sexual intercourse is the most common mode of transmission.
User :   so it can be caused by touching something that another person has touched that is infacted
Doctor :   With almost all infected individuals having this as the route of transmission,
User :   o i know I had it back when I was in high school
Doctor :   however infection can also spread by physical contact with infected hand and foreign body.
User :   but how in one person is it formed
Doctor :   Chlamydia apart from infecting the genitalia, can also affect eyes causing conjuctivitis.
User :   with out being around a person that has it meaning not having sex or being in any type of contact with a person at any means
Doctor :   usually eyes get involved after genital infection,
User :   cause for a while I was working in a royal farms be for i started working at home
Doctor :   however the other way may have occurred in your case. Or the toys you used, if had been used by an infected individual may have transmitted the infection to you
User :   but it was a new toy
Doctor :   I am just guessing the mode of transmission, since you both have been loyal to each other,
Doctor :   the other means of transmission are these.
Doctor :   Hope it is clear to you.
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   how are the antiboieds formed in a person cause there has to be away that it is transmitted
User :   Ok say if a person is a vergian
User :   and they get a sex parten
User :   and there parten is a vergian and they been together for years and never cheated a day in there life
User :   and some how and some way they get infacted
Doctor :   Chlamydial infection like mentioned earlier spreads only by means of physical contact.
User :   I dont think you understand what Im trying to say cause i understand that
Doctor :   There have been no reports of transmission of the infection apart from sexual intercourse or through infected hand.
User :   I understand what your saying
User :   the ani bodies how are the come about in a person like
User :   I understand you can get it by touching the hands of someone infacted or by all sex i understand that
User :   for someone to spread it, it has to form some way in a person that has not had sex or came in contact with someone that has it
Doctor :   Yes.
Doctor :   No such details are available in the literature to explain how a person got the infection earlier when none had genital infection.
Doctor :   Chlamydia apart from infecting the genitalia, also affects other organs such as eyes, lungs.
User :   so your saying they dont know how it came about
User :   o i know my friend can not have kids because of it
Doctor :   Presently lung infection is caused by a different species of chlamydia known as chlamydia pneumonae,
User :   so they do not know how it came apart to the human body
Doctor :   while the genital and eye causing species are Chlamydia trachomatis
Doctor :   There could have been crossing over at one point of time in the past.
Doctor :   This again is my wild guess.
Doctor :   Since no such details are available in the literature, I cannot give a valid opinion in this regards.
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?

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