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can you get tested for chlamydia while on your period

A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: That won't impact accuracy.
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Your period does not affect test results.

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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: The test is still safe and accurate even during the menses.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raul Hernandez
37 years experience Urology
Yes: If you are being treated for chlamydia with a course of antibiotics, you should continue. It should not be interrupted just because you are going thr ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Would not: Anticipate a change in menstrual cycle due to chlamydia.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No effect : Taking antibiotics for chlamydia would not affect your periods. If you are late for your cycle you should check a pregnancy test at home.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Medications used to: Treat chlamydia should not delay your menses.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Yes. Either infection can cause a change or delay in your menstrual cycle.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
No: Having a cycle will not clear or treat chlamydia. You may have been given a dose of Zithromax. Follow up with your doctor for repeat cultures to make ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mitzi Scotten
27 years experience Pediatrics
No delay: Chlamydia should not delay your period but can cause a discharge- a brown discharge may be due to blood and be a period
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
No effect: Nope. Chlamydia and the antibiotics used to treat it does not delay or interrupt a menstrual cycle.
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