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Chlamydia Scarring

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: Rare Chlamydia Infection Found: Unusual Strain Can Cause Scars, Swelling or Death

On Tuesday, Alberta Health officials reported three probable cases of the rare STD lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV) in Calgary. The patients are currently undergoing tests to confirm the diagnosis. Positive test results would bring the total number of... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Chlamydia

Overview Cause Transmission Symptoms Diagnosis Treatment Prevention Complications Research Related Links Overview Chlamydia is a curable sexually transmitted infection (STI). You can get chlamydial infection during vaginal, oral, or... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Chlamydia's Quick Cure

Anna Lange (not her real name) had no symptoms when she went to a Wake County, N.C., sexually transmitted diseases clinic earlier this year to pick up her birth control pills. But a routine test revealed that the 20-year-old Lange had chlamydia.... Read more »
Ask the Experts

RYAN HIV AND INSTRUMENT FOR TAKING URETHRAL SCARRING........

HI COULD I GET HIV FROM THE INSTRUMENT FOR TAKING THE SAMPLE OF URETHRA?MY TEST FOR PAST CHLAMYDIA INFECTION WAS NEGATIVE...IGG ANTIBODY TEST FOR CHLAMYDIATHROUGH EIA........EXPOSURE ORAL SEX..................SHOULKD I BE WORRIED...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
No, you can't. These instruments are not reused, so it is impossible for you to become infected this way.RMK... Read more »

How long does shingles scars last?

I recently went through an outbreak of shingles... Its been 2.5 months and the scars are there as is the slight itchy sensation and burns from time to time... I am taking atripla as well... How long will this scar last? Well going to a tanning bed...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Shingles (herpes zoster) can cause both scarring and ongoing post-herpetic neuropathy. Duration of those symptoms is highly variable but in some cases can last a long time and be very symptomatic (fortunately more often the symptoms abate). Your... Read more »

Shingle Scars

How long do shingle scars last on your body?...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
How long shingles can cause skin problems, scarring, or pain after clearance of the rash is highly variable. Many patients will have some visible evidence of the rash site for many years (skin pigment changes most typical). The worst complication... Read more »

KS scarring...what are the options cosmetically?

I had KS in late 1995 and was treated successfully with no complications since. However several scars remain on my lower legs ranging dark to light. I have read some of your responses to this question (i.e.: apply paretin gel or make-up). I tried...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
I'm glad your KS was treated successfully and that you have had no complications since. It is not unusual for there to be residual scarring after successful treatment, particularly if your case of KS was severe. Typically over time the... Read more »
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Can you catch chlamydia orally by someone who has rectal chlamydia?

Posted by chrono5, 2 Replies
I've just been treated for rectal chlamydia, but I have a partner who we both have never had anal sex with, but he has given me oral sex. I haven't told him just yet because I found out today and I'm waiting until he is back, but I was wondering... Read more »

blister scar

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hey there, I wanted to try and make a conclusion about my incident that many of u are familiar with already. Please try to comprehend and help me in this situation, as it has been reeally stressing and depressing for me. My main worry was not the... Read more »

HIV Testing - Scarred

Posted by Manuxx, 1 Reply
I'm from Argentina, please excuse me for my bad english. I'm really worried about HIV, I had a risk exposure about 4 years ago. Vaginal penetration with a CSW, my condom broke and I continued about 30 seconds unnoticed. I took PEP (3tc for 28 days)... Read more »

any other opinions please!!! I'm so scarred

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Back in May I had vaginal sex with a male partner and we used a latex condom (Durex brand) and astroglide lube- the condom stayed in tact and didn't break, fall off or leak. I asked my partner if he had been tested for STD's and he said yes, and... Read more »