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Chlamydia FAQ

Can Chlamydia be passed to others through toilet paper?

No. Technically it’s possible but we don’t think Chlamydia will ever have passed on like that since it needs a moist environment to be passed on.

How long after treatment for Chlamydia is it safe to have intercourse?

Once the prescribed course of antibiotics is finished and you are cured of the infection. It is still best to wait an additional 7-10 days before indulging in sexual activity.

Can a female catch Chlamydia if the male wears a condom?

Condoms, if used correctly are adequate protection from STD’s like Chlamydia and Gonorrhea.

Can Chlamydia stay dormant in a woman?

Yes, Chlamydia can stay dormant in a woman for years and in fact some woman have dormant inactive chlamydia all their lives.

How long does it take Chlamydia to start damaging the female reproductive system?

Some women unfortunately do get complications like the pelvic inflammatory disease from having Chlamydia. It doesn’t happen to all, but it is a possibility. It is also difficult to predict a timeline – some women develop PID within a month of contracting Chlamydia whilst others can endure years of Chlamydia without any PID. PID if contracted must be addressed soon because it could spread to cervix, uterus and Fallopian tubes and can even render the woman infertile.

Is the unborn child in danger if mother has chlamydia?

Chlamydia in pregnant women can cause premature delivery and ectopic pregnancy in some cases. There is no clear evidence of chlamydia harming the fetus directly. But the study in this area remains controversial. While most studies conclude that there is no correlation between chlamydia and abortions, the odd study has documented Chlamydia trachomatis in pregnant women to cause first trimester abortions. It is for this reason that pregnant women are tested with a DNA probe. Doxycycline and tetracycline are effective but they have contraindications with pregnancy – so the usual course of treatment is often Azithromycin 1g.

Can Chlamydia affect the throat?

It is possible but rare. Oral sex with an infected person can cause throat chlamydia. The bacterium does not generally like the environment in the throat and prefers genitals – so it’s possible but unlikely.

How long will it take to get results of Chlamydia test?

It can take days to culture the specimen; hence the test could take 1 week or a bit more.

Do medicines like Viagra make men more susceptible?

Not directly. There is no connection. However, men who use PDE5 inhibitors like Viagra have statistically proven to test positive to STD’s. This is more-so because men who use those medicines are probably pro-actively looking for partners. For more information and clinical trials you can look at Viagra.