Chlamydia: can this parasite be created by another disease if not treated in time? I have a girlfriend who went to the doctor and she found out that she has it. She is now claiming that I cheated...

Chlamydia: can this parasite be created by another disease if not treated in time?

I have a girlfriend who went to the doctor and she found out that she has it. She is now claiming that I cheated on her when I really truly haven't. Please help, this is really important.

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Ashley Kannan | Middle School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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The websites featured below contain important information on the basis, transmission, and prevention of chlamydia.  I would examine these websites and talk about this with a doctor or registered nurse and analyze the problem and the options that are open to you.

Chlamydia can be transmitted during vaginal, anal, or oral sex. This STD is caused by the bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis, a microscopic organism that lives as a parasite inside human cells.  Any sexually active person can be infected with chlamydia. The greater the number of sex partners, the greater the risk of infection. Because the cervix (opening to the uterus) of teenage girls and young women is not fully matured and is probably more susceptible to infection, they are at particularly high risk for infection if sexually active. Since chlamydia can be transmitted by oral or anal sex, men who have sex with men are also at risk for chlamydia infection.

The levels of treatment involve administering antibiotics.  Of the sexually transmitted diseases out there, this one seems to be the one that can be effectively remedied provided that it is caught at an early stage of development.  Persons with chlamydia should abstain from sexual intercourse until they and their sex partners have completed treatment, otherwise re-infection is possible.

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professorx | College Teacher | eNotes Newbie

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Strictly speaking, Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted disease. This is a parasitic organism which means that it can only survive in a host (another organism). It is transmitted by sexual intercourse and therefore is common in sexually active individuals.

The answer to your question therefore is, NO, this can not be created by another disease. However, if the individual is already infected with this parasite, leaving it untreated may lead to complications such as, pelvic inflammatory disease in women or epididymitis in men, to name a few. keep in mind that this disease is easily treatable by the proper antibiotics.

If you are sexually active and since you claim that your girlfriend has it, I would advise that you have yourself tested for this parasitic infection.

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