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Chlamydia can cause sore throat symptoms?

Chlamydia can cause sore throat symptoms?

Yes: The chlamydia germ that usually infects the genitals can also infect the throat, if a person manages to transfer the germs from somebody else's genitals (or throat). The germ is bigger than a virus and smaller than a bacteria, and it needs antibiotics for treatment. So, a person with a sore throat and a negative strep throat test should be sure to tell his doctor about any oral-genital habits. ...Read more

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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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Help! there's white substance on back of tongue and i'm having sore throat symptoms?

Help! there's white substance on back of tongue and i'm having sore throat symptoms?

This could be a: Viral infection, strep throat, yeast etc. Med eval would help to differentiate. For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician ; get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have strep throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Consider tylenol or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm >. ...Read more

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Will strep test show positive at first sign of sore throat? symptoms started less than 24 hrs ago, got tested, nurse said test negative. I often get strep.

Will strep test show positive at first sign of sore throat? symptoms started less than 24 hrs ago, got tested, nurse said test negative. I often get strep.

The rapid strep test: Can be falsely negative 30% of the time, meaning you have the disease but the rapid test failed to pick it up. That is why many docs will send a culture. But even so, if you know you were exposed to another person who tested positive for strep pharyngitis, the guidelines say to treat regardless of what the rapid test shows. In that case many elect not to send a culture because it doesn't affect Tx ...Read more

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What are the strep vs other sore throat symptoms?

What are the strep vs other sore throat symptoms?

Throat culture strep: Strep throat is characterized by intensely sore multiple circular or ovoid ulcerations of the lining of the throat and/or tonsils that may or may not coalesce into larger erosive ulcerations. Swallowing food, liquids and even saliva is excruciatingly painful. Because it is a bacterial infection is is almost always accompanied by a fever greater than 101 degrees, malaise and loss of appetite. ...Read more

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Can a dural arteriovenous fistula develop sore throat symptoms?

Can a dural arteriovenous fistula develop sore throat symptoms?

Very unlikely: that they are related. You could of course have a second problem with infection. ...Read more

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Can you have strep throat symptoms for just one day, I awoke yesterday with fever_ sore throat, no cough or runny nose but woke up today and was fine?

Can you have strep throat symptoms for just one day, I awoke yesterday with fever_ sore throat, no cough or runny nose but woke up today and was fine?

Sore throats: Most likely you had a viral sore throat, which is the most common cause of a sore throat . Recommendation would be to check for strep if you have had a sore throat for 3-4 days that is not getting any better. Glad you are feeling better. ...Read more

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Can performing oral sex on a guy that is infected with chlamydia cause sore throat and blisters inside throat?

Unlikely: The symptoms you described fit more to herpes infection rather than chlamydia. Checking with your primary care doctor will be appropriate. ...Read more

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Smelly discharge, UTI symptoms, sore throat. Could it be from my new birth control? Or are they all symptoms of gonorrhea or chlamydia?

Smelly discharge, UTI symptoms, sore throat. Could it be from my new birth control? Or are they all symptoms of gonorrhea or chlamydia?

Why STD?: Sounds like disconnected symptoms. Vaginal infections can interact with urinary tract infections and they can ping pong back and forth. if you suspect a sexually transmitted disease go to urgent care and get checked out. ...Read more

Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more


Dr. Lonnie Smith
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Throat Pain (Definition)

Throat pain is any tenderness or discomfort in the throat. This may be caused by bacterial or viral infections, or any kind of damage to the ...Read more