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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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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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Asymptomatic both husband and myself Me - 2 Positive urine tests & 1 Negative swab culture for chlamydia husband negative.

Asymptomatic both husband and myself
Me - 2 Positive urine tests & 1 Negative swab culture for chlamydia 
husband negative.

Both patrners: should be cultured and treated simultaneously, otherwise, "ping-pong" infection can occur, also assuming that you are both monogamous. ...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?

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

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Would a culture test to check for gonorrhea also show chlamydia if it were present? I had a test and gonorrhea was neg but it didnt mention chalamydia

Chlamydia test: A culture test for gonorrhea will only check for gonorrhea; it won't show chlamydia even if you have it. It's not clear why you were tested for just one STI, not all of them. Chlamydia is VERY common in NZ. There's a simple test that checks for both gonorrhoea and chlamydia on the same sample; usually urine for men. Suggest you ask your doc for this chlamydia test if you've not had one. ...Read more

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Urine culture positive for chlamydia and mycoplasma. What does this indicate?

Urethritis: You need to be treated with antibiotics. You should see your pcp for a prescription. You should also be tested for other sti such as gonorrhea, syphillis and hiv. ...Read more

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I had a negative urine culture for a UTI. I had chlamydia 6 months ago. Is it possible that my UTI symptoms are actually symptoms of chlamydia again?

I had a negative urine culture for a UTI. I had chlamydia 6 months ago. Is it possible that my UTI symptoms are actually symptoms of chlamydia again?

Yes.: Chlamydia can cause UTI with symptoms similiar to other types of UTI. Rate of recurrent urogenital Chlamydia can be as high as 30% in some cases so it is certainly reasonable to get retested to see if you have reucrrence. ...Read more

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After a positive chlamydia test, i took 1mg of azithromycin as prescribed. A culture retest after exactly a week and came back positive. Why is that?

After a positive chlamydia test, i took 1mg of azithromycin as prescribed. A culture retest after exactly a week and came back positive. Why is that?

Wait a little: According to the cdc the correct dose of Azithromycin for chlamydia is 1 gram (or Doxycycline 100 mg twice a day for one week). Most chlamydia tests detect bacterial dna, which may take 3 or 4 weeks to clear after the infection is treated. If you took your medicine and did not get reinfected, repeat the chlamydia test in a month. ...Read more

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Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
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Chlamydia Infection (Definition)

A sexually transmitted infection caused by a bacteria. Genital symptoms include burning on urination, vaginal or penile discharge, pain with sexual intercourse or ...Read more