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Doctor insights on: Chlamydia Blood Test

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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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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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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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If chlamydia was contracted anally, would it show up on a blood test or regular pap smear? Or would an anal pap be the best option?

If chlamydia was contracted anally, would it show up on a blood test or regular pap smear? Or would an anal pap be the best option?

Anal pap: Anal pap smears and direct pcr testing at the anus should be diagnostic. Regular pap, urine testing for chlamydia are also suggested. ...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