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Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
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Chlamydia Infection (Definition)

Chlamydia infection is a sexually transmitted infection caused by a bacteria. Genital symptoms include burning on urination, vaginal or penile discharge, pain with sexual intercourse or no symptoms at all. In many patients without symptoms, chlamydial infections can spread upwards into the abdomen and cause serious complications due to scarring. Newborns can acquire chlamydial eye infection from birth ...Read more


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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?

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. ...Read more

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Hi, I took 1000mg of Azithromycin on March 22 to get rid of Chlamydia, I had my period the last week of March already but have vaginal blood today?

Hi, I took 1000mg of Azithromycin on March 22 to get rid of Chlamydia, I had my period the last week of March already but have vaginal blood today?

Return to doctor: Return to your doctor to be rechecked. Once in a while azithromcycin doesn't cure chlamydia; or you may also have an additional STD; or vaginal bleeding with some other cause. Most important is to be professionally evaluated. Good luck! ...Read more

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How serious is chlamydia if you're urinating blood?

How serious is chlamydia if you're urinating blood?

Confirm diagnosis: Chlamydia might cause blood in the urine, but only very rarely. Recheck with your doctor about the diagnosis -- maybe not chlamydia at all, or chlamydia plus something else. Good luck! ...Read more

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How can chlamydia be tested, by blood or urine?

How can chlamydia be tested, by blood or urine?

Testing.: A swab is used to take a sample from a man's urethra or a woman's cervix. The specimen is analyzed at a lab. There are also tests that use a urine sample. ...Read more

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I had my medical checked up, they got some blood from me, will they detect thru my blood if I have a chlamydia and herpes?

I had my medical checked up, they got some blood from me, will they detect thru my blood if I have a chlamydia and herpes?

See answer: Testing for herpes simplex virus type 1 and type 2 (hsv-1 and hsv-2) is done with a blood test. Hsv-1 is usually associated with infections of the lips, mouth, and face and occasionally genital area. Hsv-2 is usually sexually transmitted. Symptoms include genital ulcers or sores. Chlamydia tests use a sample of body fluid (vaginal swab, not blood) or urine to check for chlamydia bacteria. ...Read more

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Took the powder drink med for chlamydia after testing pos on blood chlamydia test testd again month later same result nurse said highchance false pos?

Here are some ...: The accuracy of current STD tests has been high and well worth to trust it. In the process of treating chlamydia and any STDs, the patients need following the instruction to complete antibiotics and their sexual partners have to be treated simultaneously so to minimize reinfection. Of course, at times, incomplete Rx or bacterial resistance may happen. So, closely work with treating Doc for... ...Read more

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Docs, could a blood test or urine test detect chlamydia?

Docs, could a blood test or urine test detect chlamydia?

Testing: Chlamydia tests include a culture that may take 5 to 7 days to grow. A direct fluorescent antibody test looks for antigens. A nucleic acid hybridization test or a nucleic acid amplification test looks for chlamydia dna &enzyme –linked immunosorbent assay. Directing sampling uses fluids from cervix, urethra throat, eye (whichever area is impacted). Urine testing is also possible. ...Read more

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Could pervasive chlamydia affect a CBC and WBC in the peripheral blood?

Could pervasive chlamydia affect a CBC and WBC in the peripheral blood?

Unlikely: I'm not sure what "pervasive" chlamydia would look like clinically. There's a chlamydia that causes a nasty airway infection / pneumonia, and they can give a woman a vicious pelvic infection. The diagnosis is going to be made using 21-century technology applied to a specimen taken from a site chosen by history, physical or imaging. ...Read more

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Had a chlamydia test while i was on period with moderate bleeding. Test was negative, should i retest to be sure the blood didn't mess up results?

No problem: Menstruating or blood do not interfere at all with chlamydia testing. Your negative test result is reliable. If any doubt or further concern, check with the doctor or clinic where you were tested. ...Read more

Chlamydia (Definition)

Chlamydia is a curable sexually transmitted infection that is caused by the bacteria chlamydia trachomatis. This bacteria infects mucous membranes of the urethra, vagina, cervix, anus, rectum, eyelid, and throat. Chlamydia may be asymptomatic but some patients experience pain or burning during urination, nausea, fever, vaginal discharge, ...Read more