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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


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Can you get chlamydia from working with blood?

Can you get chlamydia from working with blood?

No-surface exposure: Chlamydia never enters the blood like HIV or syphilis. It is a germ you acquire by direct surface exposure to an infected persons secretions. ...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?

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?

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

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If on period when I got chlamydia test, would the lab even still attempt to process it? Or would they not process due to too much blood?

If on period when I got chlamydia test, would the lab even still attempt to process it? Or would they not process due to too much blood?

Here are some. .: The "ingredient" from chlamydia in the specimen mixed with menstrual blood will still exist for its testing. Most likely, the test will proceed. However, if you've a concern about test accuracy from blood-mixed specimen, do the test while free of period since such test is not emergent if personal convenience allows. So, work with Doc sensibly and timely for higher merit of healthcare. Best wish... ...Read more

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I have been treated for chlamydia after showing positive in blood test. I've taken the two tablets of antibiotics should it be clear now?

I have been treated for chlamydia after showing positive in blood test. I've taken the two tablets of antibiotics should it be clear now?

Chlamydia: What was the antibiotic. Chlamydia can be treated with a single dose of azithromycin, or 7 day (sometimes 10 day)_treatment with Doxycycline or erythromycin. You need to insure that you aren't sexually active for at least 7 days and that you don't become re-infected. ...Read more

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Oral from girl who was pos for chlamydia treated just in case month later retest pos again on chlamy blood test nurse said high chance its false?

Oral from girl who was pos for chlamydia treated just in case month later retest pos again on chlamy blood test nurse said high chance its false?

Tests chlamydia: Blood test for chlamydia is not the usual test for sexual transmitted infection so perhaps that is what the nurse meant. ...Read more

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Today is my 7th day since I have been treated for chlamydia, and my period came today but the color of my blood is dark brown. Should I be worried?

Today is my 7th day since I have been treated for chlamydia, and my period came today but the color of my blood is dark brown. Should I be worried?

Dark period blood: Dark period blood is nothing to be worried about. It may have something to do with the recent infection and treatment but isn't the sign of anything wrong. ...Read more

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Tiny bit of blood on Q-tip for rectal swab chlamydia test after inserting a few inches, also fecal matter. Should I be worried about the bit of blood on tip of the swab? Maybe inserted too much?

Officially test: It is always best when you have a concern about any STD to get formally tested. Males and females who are sexually active with different partners or a new partner should not be afraid to use a condom, avoid anal sex and obtain each others STD status before starting or continuing relations. I would recommend you get an official test and your MD can also evaluate any rectal bleeding or lesion. ...Read more

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Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
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Chlamydia Infection (Definition)

A sexually transmitted infection caused by a bacteria. Genital symptoms include burning on urination, vaginal or penile discharge, pain with sexual intercourse or ...Read more