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Chlamydia Culture Positive
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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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