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How can you tell if you have chlamydia

A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Go to your: doctor and be examined and tested. If your doctor is unable to test you, you can also go to a clinic that has the ability to do so.
Dr. David Lipkin
Internal Medicine 52 years experience
Throat culture: Chlamydia as a cause of sore throat(pharyngitis), if it occurs, is rare. If a throat culture shows strep then that's the likely cause of pharyngitis. ... Read More

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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Roland
Family Medicine 35 years experience
I would treat: If a patient told me that his or her partner had been diagnosed with chlamydia I would treat without a test.
Dr. Jeremy Porter
Pediatrics 13 years experience
It depends. : Physicians have a spectrum of different approaches to treatment based on association. One school of thought, when it comes to STI's, is that a generou... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rakhi Dimino
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted disease. She should tell her partner and should not have sex with him until they have both been treated and waited... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Not particularly: About a 3rd of men and half of women have no obvious symptoms with chlamydia so it is hard to track the timing of acquisition. Your partner needs to b... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Vanko
Obstetrics and Gynecology 34 years experience
Chlamydia: Get treated. Tell her asap so she can get treated too.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy VanDell
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Maybe Never: It's possible that a male may have no symptoms at all after developing chlamydia, typically i recommend testing and treatment.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Sxs: Most people w chlamydia don’t have sxs. That is why it is called a silent std. Chlamydia can cause vaginal discharge, bleeding w intercourse or btwn ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ziad Akl
Dr. Ziad Aklanswered
Infectious Disease 31 years experience
Clear discharge: Men with chlamydia may not have any symptom. Symptoms include burning sensation that gets worse on urination, and clear mucus-like discharge.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Silent infection: Most people with chlamydia have no symptoms allowing it to linger and cause problems without being detected. If you do have symptoms you may see vagin... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
Treat and tell: You should get treated, and then inform your sexual partner(s) so they can get treated as well.

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