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how can u get 1 positive chlamydia test swab only- and get negative tests right after? had 2 confirmatory tests after- w/ swab/urine-negative

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Dr. Jeffrey Levine
30 years experience Family Medicine
Trust positive test: If u had cervical swab positive for chlamydia, I would trust that result, and not have done confirmatory tests which may have not been collected properly. The risk of untreated Chlamydia far outweighs the risk of side-effects from treatment. Make sure your partner(s) get tested and treated, and do not resume sex with them until at least 7 days after u both have been treated. Use condoms.
Answered on May 8, 2015
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
DependsHowYouCollect: It depends on how and who collected the specimen.When in doubt get treated and also your sexual partner always need to e treated as well.Otherwise there will be recurrence
Answered on Jun 9, 2015

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