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what must i do or not do after a chlamydia trachomatis culture?

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Dr. Andre Harris
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
Precautions: The best precaution is not to be sexually active until you know the results of your testing.

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A 27-year-old member asked:

What effects can chlamydia have while my baby is passing through the birth canal?

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Infection: Pneumonia and eye infections can occur in the baby. Pregnant women are usually screened for chlamydia during the pregnancy so that they can be treated before delivery of the baby.
A 40-year-old member asked:

Who must get a chlamydia trachomatis culture?

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Dr. Kevin Fleishman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
High risk: Those with multiple sexual partners are high risk for chlamydia. Also anyone presenting with pelvic pain, fever, or signs of pelvic inflammatory disease should get a test for chlamydia as well has tests for other common sexually transmitte diseases.
A 29-year-old member asked:

What is an anal chlamydia infection like?

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Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
Rectal symptoms: Rectal pain, pain on defecation, and rectal bleeding or discharge. Remember that some anal chlamydia, especially in gay men, is due to a type of chlamydia called lymphogranuloma venereum (lgv), which requires a longer course of treatment than standard chlamydia. Not all labs can tell the difference.
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A 69-year-old female asked:

My urine test showed nitrates and leucocytes, but the culture was normal. I'm still very uncomfortable. Should I keep taking antibiotics ?

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Dr. Shahid Rafique
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Treat it: Symptoms of urgency, frequency and burning with the urinary nitrites and leukocytes should be treated. Such infections sometimes do not yield a culture because the specimen was taken after you took the antibiotics or specimen was not collected or transported properly. Symptomatic urinary tract infection should be treated.
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A 23-year-old female asked:

I have chlamydia and suspect I may have pid, will the zithromax prescribed cure PID if I have it, or do I need to go back to the doctor to be checked?

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Dr. William Forsythe
Emergency Medicine 27 years experience
Go back: It's a good start but adding an injection of antibiotics and additional coverage would be wise and get you feeling better more quickly if it is pid. A pelvic exam and culture should be performed.

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