Image: Infection and Immunity. People who have been infected with chlamydia and received treatment may be prone to reinfecting themselves—without re-exposing themselves to the bacteria. That’s the unfortunate finding of a new study published in the journal Infection and Immunity. The unexpected discovery of an STD has caused many-a-rift in a relationship, if television shows like House are to be believed. It’s sometimes used as a plot device to prove a significant other was cheating or never stopped cheating, and, when they try to fall back on some other sort of explanation, it’s usually debunked by a doctor. I have no idea if this occurs in actual, real-life relationships, but I assume it at least occasionally does. Well, new research from scientists at the Arkansas Children’s Research Institute would make for a good plot point in some medical drama: After infection, chlamydia persistently exists in the gut, even when antibiotics kill the disease in the genitals, and it may sometimes reinfect its host.
If left untreated, it can cause painful complications and serious health problems. Signs and symptoms can show up 1—3 weeks after coming into contact with chlamydia, many months later, or not until the infection spreads to other parts of your body. You might notice. There are rarely any symptoms if the infection is in the rectum back passage but it may cause discomfort and discharge. Anyone can get chlamydia.
A doctor or nurse may take a swab during an internal examination of your vagina and cervix entrance to the womb. Chlamydia is usually passed from one person to another through sexual contact. Like some alien creature from a s cult film. Men rarely have health problems linked to chlamydia.