Is the bacteria that is diagnosed as Chlamydia similar to any other bacteria that can be mistaken in the results for chlamydia? My husband is ready to end our marrige (for me cheating) and I did not do anything, no sex with anyone else, I am starting to think that I am going insane because everyone says you could have only gotten it through sex, I know I did not have sex with anyone else. Help!
Just my two cents - since I just went through this myself. There are a few strains of chlamydia that can be passed by inhalation. This can cause the STD to form. I was a wreck until our specialist explained this very important detail.
Of course, this isn't as common, but it is possible. It's a shame that relationships can be ruined because this isn't explained to people better.
There are different forms of chlamydia bacteria, and there is one that can be spread the way you describe. That would cause pneumonia, though, not a genital infection.
The std test would identify ONLY the type that causes a genital infection, chlamydia trachomatis. If you had a chlamydia blood test, it doesn't specify which chlamydia bacteria you've had, and it might be the chlamydia pneumoniae bacteria. Blood tests for chlamydia shouldn't be done as part of an std screening.
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.