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would bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for a uti twice/day for 3 days alter a cervical culture swab for chlamydia and gonnorhea?results were negative, post 3weeks encounter.

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Dr. Charles Rocamboli
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Maybe: Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) does have some activity against gonorrhea and it could throw off a culture. If your concerned, it might be better to get a dna pcr test from the urine. That test will not be dependent on antibiotics.
Dr. Charles Rocamboli
Family Medicine 18 years experience
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I'm not sure why there is a picture of a woman in a hard collar. haha
Apr 9, 2013

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