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Doctor insights on: Can You Test For Chlamydia While On Your Period

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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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I am on my menstrual period do I take my medicine for chlamydia?

I am on my menstrual period do I take my medicine for chlamydia?

Yes: If you are being treated for chlamydia with a course of antibiotics, you should continue. It should not be interrupted just because you are going through your period.

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Can your period be late after taking the chlamydia pill and injection?

Can your period be late after taking the chlamydia pill and injection?

No effect: Taking antibiotics for chlamydia would not affect your periods. If you are late for your cycle you should check a pregnancy test at home.

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Can having chlamydia throw off your period?

Can having chlamydia throw off your period?

Would not: Anticipate a change in menstrual cycle due to chlamydia.

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Can cervicitis or chlamydia delay your period?

Can cervicitis or chlamydia delay your period?

Yes: Yes. Either infection can cause a change or delay in your menstrual cycle.

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Will having your period help clear out chlamydia (3 days after treatment of a single dose)?

Will having your period help clear out chlamydia (3 days after treatment of a single dose)?

No: Having a cycle will not clear or treat chlamydia. You may have been given a dose of Zithromax. Follow up with your doctor for repeat cultures to make sure the infection has been treated. Make sure any sexual partner is treated, if not you could be reinfected.

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Is it okay to take a drug test on your period?

Is it okay to take a drug test on your period?

Blood can interfere: Serum drug screens are okay but blood in the urine can affect the results on drug screen accuracy. Ck with your local lab before giving a specimen while on your menses.

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Is it okay to do a drug test while on your period?

Yes: A blood test or urine drug screen are both ok to do even while you are menstruating.

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Is it ok to take a drug screen test while on your period?

Is it ok to take a drug screen test while on your period?

Yes: I don't know any reason why you can't do a drug test while you have your period. If you use a tampon, that should prevent blood from getting into and contaminating the urine.

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Will the test be accurate if you are on your period and pregnant?

Will the test be accurate if you are on your period and pregnant?

Yes: The urine pregnancy test will be accurate (positive and/or negative) regardless of your bleeding.

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Is it possible for you to take a urine test if you're on your period?

Is it possible for you to take a urine test if you're on your period?

Why?: Why would you want to check if you are having a timely and normal period? If you are significantly concerned about pregnancy the blood test is far more reliable especially in the early stages.

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Can you take a pregnancy test while being on your period?

Can you take a pregnancy test while being on your period?

Why would you?: Having a period represents not being pregnant. Viable pregnancy stops vaginal bleeding.

Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
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