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I was just tested positive with chlamydia and my partner was

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I was just tested positive with chlamydia and my partner was negative. I haven't been with anyone. I've used a sex toy. Is it possible that I could have got it from not cleaning it and reusing it?
JA: Is this your first time reaching out for information about this? In general, how would you describe your overall health?
Customer: Yes it's my first time. My health is much better now.I was really sick days before I have received my test results.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: I've had chlamydia 3 years ago. Got treated but that's it. Is it possible for it to come back?
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 7 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 7 months ago.

Chlamydia can be transmitted by the sex toy. Please read this reference;

http://www.nhs.uk/chq/pages/1690.aspx?categoryid=118&subcategoryid=122

So this may be the culprit.

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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 7 months ago.

A completely treated chlamydia is not likely to recur.

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Customer: replied 7 months ago.
can a sti turn in to a std if not treated?
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 7 months ago.

Yes STI may turn in to STD, if not treated.

Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 7 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 7 months ago.

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