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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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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

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Treating Chlamydia (Checklist)

Notify all of your partners if diagnosed with chlamydia
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Take your medication exactly as directed
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Avoid intercourse for two weeks after treatment
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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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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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After a positive chlamydia test, 1g of azithromycin was taken as prescribed. Culture retest done 10 days later still came back positive. Why is that?

After a positive chlamydia test, 1g of azithromycin was taken as prescribed. Culture retest done 10 days later still came back positive. Why is that?

DNA: The test detects dna fragments from the bacteria. Even if the medication worked the test can detect fragments from the recent infection for up to three weeks. The test should not be repeated until three weeks after treatment. I recommend you have the test repeated at the appropriate time. ...Read more

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How could I have tested positive for chlamydia when my boyfriend tested negative?

Possibilities: Perhaps you have been carrying it for a while. Are you positive that he tested negative? If that is actually true, maybe you did not transmit it to him. ...Read more

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Recently tested positive for chlamydia and i'm 11 weeks dosage is effective in curing chlamydia?

Recently tested positive for chlamydia and i'm 11 weeks dosage is effective in curing chlamydia?

I am sure your: Ob put u are a proper dose ad something safe for pregnancy but you must get a test of cure after you are done with the medicine. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if positive for chlamydia after treatment?

What do you suggest if positive for chlamydia after treatment?

It depends: If tested too soon, the positive result may be false. When chlamydia is cured, it can take up to 3 weeks for the test to become negative. Or you may have been reinfected. Or the antibiotic failed. Additional treatment may be required. Return to the doctor or clinic where you were treated. If you have a sex partner who wasn't treated originally, make sure he or she is treated this time. ...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

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