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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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Who must get a chlamydia trachomatis culture?

Who must get  a chlamydia trachomatis culture?

High risk: Those with multiple sexual partners are high risk for chlamydia. Also anyone presenting with pelvic pain, fever, or signs of pelvic inflammatory disease should get a test for chlamydia as well has tests for other common sexually transmitte diseases. ...Read more

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What must I do or not do after a chlamydia trachomatis culture?

Precautions: The best precaution is not to be sexually active until you know the results of your testing. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: chlamydia trachomatis culture?

Test for STD: This is a culture to see if you have chlamydia tracomatis, a very common sexually transmitted disease that can cause fever, pain, and infertility. ...Read more

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Is there a specific test to culture chlamydia? I want to know what Rx it's sensitive to. I tested + PCR semen, but rx not helping at all. Culture was-

Is there a specific test to culture chlamydia? I want to know what Rx it's sensitive to. I tested + PCR semen, but rx not helping at all. Culture was-

No need: As discussed previously, your chlamydia PCR test probably was falsely positive and chlamydia doesn't cause prostatitis. Also, chlamydia is ALWAYS susceptible to the same antibiotics, like the tetracyclines and azithromycin. There is never a need to test it for antibiotic sensitivity. ...Read more

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Can you know infection of gonorrhea or chlamydia through seman culture ? What is known from seman culture ?

Can you know infection of gonorrhea or chlamydia through seman culture ? What is known from seman culture ?

For Bacterial Prosta: Semen culture is only done to diagnose bacterial prostatitis.For diagnosis of gonorrhea and chlamydia can be done on urethral swab and/or urine specimen. ...Read more

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Been having epididymitis for 2 months. Not chlamydia and urine cultures come back negative. Already took doxycycline, cipro (ciprofloxacin) and Zithro. What is it?

Been having epididymitis for 2 months. Not chlamydia and urine cultures come back negative. Already took doxycycline, cipro (ciprofloxacin) and Zithro. What is it?

Doubt epididymitis: Epididymitis doesn't persist for 2 months. It causes enlargement and tenderness of a single testicle, almost never both; and doesn't cause ongoing testicular pain for this long. I doubt you have epididymitis. Non-response to those antibiotics is strong evidence you have no infection of any kind. Suspect chronic pelvic pain syndrome (see excellent Wikipedia article). Nothing harmful! Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it possible to test negative for chlamydia on a urine test, and positive on a culture test? And vice versa?

Is it possible to test negative for chlamydia on a urine test, and positive on a culture test? And vice versa?

Any diagnostic: test can have false negatives, some more than others. So, yes, you can have these results. ...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