Can Chlamydia Infection Be Contracted Through Intercourse?
sexually transmitted but it can be silent
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Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted infection, this is the mode of transmission from one person to the next but it can also be silent. This is an important fact and it is mentioned in the CDC information on chlamydia.
There are persons who have chlamydia who do NOT have ANY signs or symptoms of this infection and therefore do not know that they have it.
This means that it is possible for a female or male to have the infection and not know and therefore transmit it to someone.
It is possible that a persons can have this silent infection for a long period of time.
In some instances, women only realize that they may have had this infection at some point in their lives when they try to conceive.
The infection, though not causing any discharge or discomfort, can scar the tubes or other parts of the reproductive tract, affecting fertility.
This does not occur in all cases.
You also may want to consider seeing your doctor to determine if you actually have chlamydia by sending a urine sample to the lab ( urine sample can identify if present )
Summary: (1) it is a sexually transmitted infection
(2)it can be silent- very very common, you can confirm with CDC information on this infection
(3)IF it is chlamydia (this needs to be confirmed), may have been present for a long period of time in partner with no symptoms.
I hope this helps, feel free to ask any other questions
no, sexually transmitted
No. It is a sexually transmitted infection. Transmitted via oral , anal or vaginal intercourse.
Transmitted from mother to child but that would not be relevant here.
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