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I did a chlamydia test. not sure what it means or the severity of the result. The result for the chlamydia IgG is 1.38 and the chlamydia IgM is 1.39?

I did a chlamydia test. not sure what it means or the severity of the result. The result for the chlamydia IgG is 1.38 and the chlamydia IgM is 1.39?

Unreliable test: Chlamydia blood tests are unreliable. It shows only that you have been infected sometime in your life with chlamydia, or with a related but different bacteria called Chlamydophila. The only reliable test for current infection is for chlamydial DNA on urine or urethral swab. However, the positive IgM result suggest possible recent chlamydia infection. Ask your doctor about treatment. ...Read more

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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Chlamydia trachomatis igg and igm both negative. Should I do any other test or I'm safe !?? Thank you

Chlamydia trachomatis igg and igm both negative. Should I do any other test or I'm safe !?? 

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Depends: How long after the potential exposure were the tests done? If you tested too soon, it may not be meaningful. if you wish to get a definitive diagnosis, you should get a nucleic acid test for chlamydia. Get tested for gonorrhea at the same time. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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June last year I was tested negative for chlamydia (PCR). 2 weeks ago I got IgG positive, IgM negative. Does that mean I was infected in the meantime?

June last year I was tested negative for chlamydia (PCR). 2 weeks ago I got IgG positive, IgM negative. Does that mean I was infected in the meantime?

Chlamydia antibody: Your blood test results are consistent with your past chlamydial infection. However, the blood test only detects antibody (the immune response to infection), not chlamydia itself. Once positive, the IgG blood test is positive for many years, often for life. To know if you currently have chlamydia, you'll need another PCR-type test from the vagina or a urine specimen. ...Read more

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Hi, i am confused. My chlamydia test show IgG positive but IgM negative. My partner is oposit, he is IgG negative but IgM positive! Do i have chronic chlamydia and gave it to him? Or he just get new infection and i didnt get it from him by some wonder?! P

Hi, i am confused. My chlamydia test show IgG positive but IgM negative. My partner is oposit, he is IgG negative but IgM positive! Do i have chronic chlamydia and gave it to him? Or he just get new infection and i didnt get it from him by some wonder?! P

Be careful: Interpret these tests with caution. Chlamydia (I'm assuming C trachomatis) can live within epithelial cells and thus masks itself from the immune system. If you were never treated, then I would suspect chronic carriage or reservoir state. Your husbands IgM indicates new antibody response and is consistent with recent contraction, possibly from you. Also maybe past exposure for you and unrelated ...Read more

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Got tested 4 chlamydia in feb, IgM positive. Took doxycycline for 10 day & got re tested again. Igm & IgG neg but IgG was0.546. Do i need 2 see doc?

NO: Igm is the immediate antibody produced with an infection. Igg is the antibody that is good and remains with you for some time after treatment. I would be helpful to make sure that further exposure does not happen by treating the source. ...Read more

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Can LGV Chlamydia be detected by the Quest lab antibody test that checks for L2 igM igA igG for C. Trachamatis. Is this accur. For LGV at 5 months. ?

Can LGV Chlamydia  be detected by the Quest lab antibody  test that checks for L2 igM igA igG for C. Trachamatis. Is this accur. For LGV at 5 months. ?

Accurate, but why?: Lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV) is caused primarily by a particular type of chlamydia, called L2. The Quest test is very accurate; a negative result 5 months after exposure or possible symptoms is strong evidence against LGV. But why be tested? Symptoms? Partner w/ possible LGV? In the US, LGV occurs almost entirely in gay men; there have been few or no cases in women for the past half century. ...Read more

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Recently I had anti chlamydia IgG positive and IgM negative. How is that so as I have never tested for STD before and hence never had any treatment?

Unreliable test: Chlamydia blood tests are not very reliable. Your result suggests possible past infection but none at present. Some positive tests are due not to chlamydia, but past infection with chlamydia-like bacteria that cause bronchitis. If you are being evaluated for infertility, your doctor might treat you with an anti-chlamydia antibiotic. Otherwise, probably nothing need be done. Discuss with doctor. ...Read more

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I was positive with Chlamydia, I took treatment doxycycline twice. Now I'm IgM negative but IgG positive. Could that cause problems getting pregnant?

I was positive with Chlamydia, I took treatment doxycycline twice. Now I'm IgM negative but IgG positive. Could that cause problems getting pregnant?

Treated: this means that you had the disease in the past, not currently. Unless the chlamydia went untreated for a long time, thus causing inflammation and scarring, you should not have problems getting pregnant. You should be checked by an OB/GYN for permanent complications of chlamydia. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Gregory Lanza
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Immunoglobulin M (Definition)

There are 5 classes of immune proteins: igg, iga, igm, ige and igd. Igm fights infection. If you produce too little then infections may occur and you have hypogammaglobulinemia. If you have too much you ...Read more