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A 32-year-old male asked:

If tested positive for chlamydia and its found high in the blood what does it mean? is the person suppose to get on a traetment right away?

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Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 29 years experience
This can be a STD.: Chlamydia can be a sexually transmitted bacteria, especially c. Trachomatis. If untreated, it can result in epididymitis, urethritis, and lymphogranuloma venereum. Treatment is with Doxycycline or tetracycline. Other kinds of chlamydiae are c. Psitticosis, from parrots, and c. Pneumoniae from other people infecting the lungs. Get to your doctor and get treated fast, and tell partner if std.
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 29 years experience
You should.: This is likely an std or sexually transmitted disease, and if untreated, it can lead to urethritis, epididymitis, and lymphogranuloma venereum. It is treated with tetracycline or doxycycline. There are other forms like c. Psitticosis from birds and c. Pneumoniae from people that infects the lungs. See your doctor and get treated fast and tell your partner if is an std.

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