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Chlamydia Culture Positive
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
Asymptomatic both husband and myself
Me - 2 Positive urine tests & 1 Negative swab culture for chlamydia
Both patrners: should be cultured and treated simultaneously, otherwise, "ping-pong" infection can occur, also assuming that you are both monogamous. ...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 3 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
I was positive for chlamydia and was treated and so was my boyfriends do still have a chance of having a baby?
Yes: Chlamydia can cause a variety of problems with the female genital tract. It can scar the fallopian tubes & interfere with establishment of a pregnancy. However, treatment after early detection may preserve these structures. Work with your health care provider to find your best options. ...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
Unlikely : The specific markers for both ailments are very different and when the appropriate tests are done, these are not difficult to separate. If the care provider does not do one of the specific tests, but treats because of symptoms, mistakes could occur. ...Read more
Here are some...: No test carries 100% accuracy. If tested result is marginal or weak (+) and not correlated well with clinical picture, repeat test for confirmation. For chlamydia, most of the infected are asymptomatic. So, either trust the report or repeat it as clinically justified. More? Talk with doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Precautions: The best precaution is not to be sexually active until you know the results of your testing. ...Read more
+ test result: You could have missed doses of Doxycycline or had sexual activity with an infected partner before completing 7 days of treatment with doxycline. Or if you took one dose of Azithromycin and had sex with an infected person within a 7 day window - that could lead to a positive. ...Read more
Not very likely: You probably got the infection again.Get a more detailed answer ›
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