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Expert Q & A Answers About chlamydia symptoms

What is PID and how is it treated?

What is PID? How do you get treated for PID, and how long do the symptoms continue after being treated?

Is a burning sensation with urination a symptom of chlamydia infection? What about unusual discharge?

What are the symptoms of chlamydia? My partner says he has a burning feeling while urinating. He got tested and is waiting for results to find out what it was. I haven’t experienced any problems...but I did have some discharge for a while. Can you help?

How do you know if you have chlamydia? Are chlamydia and AIDS related?

How do you know if you have chlamydia? Could you have AIDS if you have chlamydia? If you leave chlamydia untreated can you get HIV?

Do STDs cause urethritis? What is urethritis? How do you get it? How do you cure it?

My husband started having discharge from his penis last week, and he thought I gave him an STD even though he’s been my only partner for the last two years. I went to the doctor and was tested for various diseases. All the tests were negative. The doctor gave me a shot of penicillin and four pills to take just in case my husband had something wrong. When my husband found out I was negative, he went to the ER and they diagnosed him with urethritis. They gave him a shot and a prescription and told him not to have sex for two weeks. The pharmacist said the medicine was for a bacterial infection of the urethra and that the ER should have been be more specific about whether they diagnosed him with an STD. What is urethritis? How do you get it?

For HIV-positive men, is blood in semen cause for concern?

I’m a 31-year-old male who is HIV-positive, but otherwise healthy and not currently sexually active. Recently, I’ve noticed that when I masturbate, my semen is dark colored and has some blood in it. Is this a cause for concern?

Can bacterial vaginosis cause infertility?

I was just diagnosed with bacterial vaginosis and I’m wondering if it can cause infertility...especially if you have it for a long time and don’t get it treated. I had discomfort for almost a year before my doctor identified it. Right now I’m 21 and not ready for kids, but I’d like to have them sometime in the future.

Is cunnilingus the cause of my wife’s PID diagnosis?

Can my wife acquire pelvic inflammation through saliva during cunnilingus? On two occasions, she had symptoms of pain and burning feeling in her fallopian tubes and the doctor diagnosed PID for which she took antibiotics. Is cunnilingus the cause?

I had sex for the first time...now I always feel like I have to pee and my penis sort of tingles. Is this an STD?

I had sex with a girl and later that day, I felt like I always had to pee...but very little urine came out, and my penis sort of tingles. Is this a symptom of an STD? If so, I thought that it took a while for symptoms to occur, not the same day. She’s my first sexual partner.

I notice a white discharge from my vagina after sex...what is it?

I’ve been sexually active since I was 16. Since the first time I had sex ⎼ and every time after that, only with sex ⎼ there’s a white discharge from my vagina. The discharge is kind of thick and smooth, and there’s no unusual odor. Is there something wrong with me?