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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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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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Treating Chlamydia (Checklist)

Notify all of your partners if you are 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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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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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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I was positive for chlamydia and was treated and so was my boyfriends do still have a chance of having a baby?

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

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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

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Could chlamydia be tested positive as gonorrhea?

Could chlamydia be tested positive as gonorrhea?

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

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Can having BV cause a false positive for chlamydia?

Can having BV cause a false positive for chlamydia?

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 more

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Could group b strep cause a positive chlamydia result?

Could group b strep cause a positive chlamydia result?

It should not: No it should not. Seek immediate medical attention for this. ...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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Why did another positive test result for chlamydia after treatment?

Why did another positive test result for chlamydia after treatment?

+ 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

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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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65 year old male-tested positive for chlamydia. I have not had sex in 4 years. How is this possible?

Best to get treated: Males can be carriers of chlamydia for long periods of time and have no symptoms. Fortunately, the treatment should be a simple course of antibiotics, or even a one time dose. See your doctor for this treatment and you will be better soon. ...Read more

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If I had a gonorrhea or chlamydia then 6 days after I took my medication I took a test would I still come up positive?

If I had a gonorrhea or chlamydia then 6 days after I took my medication I took a test would I still come up positive?

It might: It might turn up positive if the antibiotics given were ineffective due to bacterial resistance. That is why it is important to return for follow up testing. ...Read more

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Can you get chlamydia any other way besides sexual contact? Or is there a chance a chlamydia test can come out false positive?

Poss, not likely: Chlamydia is spread usually by sexual contact, but it is an organism and can be spread less commonly in other ways, like skin contact. If you get the highly accurate dna test, not too likely this is falsely positive, more likely you need to be treated. But if in doubt, I always say get another test! ...Read more

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Will the doctor retest you again before delivery if you've already been tested positive for Chlamydia after you've been treated for it?

Maybe, maybe not: Most doctors would do this routinely, but not necessarily. But why are you asking here? Speak with your doctor! Even if she didn't plan on retesting, I'm sure she'll do it if you're concerned and tell her so. Best wishes for a safe delivery and healthy baby! ...Read more

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Went for my yearly it was neg then became pregnant a few months later my test was positive for Chlamydia can it become dorment for a long time?

Went for my yearly it was neg then became pregnant a few months later my test was positive for Chlamydia can it become dorment for a long time?

Chlamydia: Chlamydia can persist for several months and sometimes up to a year in the female genital tract. Maybe once in a while longer than that, but it's most likely you became infected between the two test results. But of course you're in a better position than I am to judge if your partner might have had sex with others. No matter what, he should be tested and you both should be treated. ...Read more

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Many sites say retesting At 2-3 weeks following treatment for chlamydia is too short due to false positives. What is a good time to get retested?

Many sites say retesting At 2-3 weeks following treatment for chlamydia is too short due to false positives. What is a good time to get retested?

Follow up testing: Testing to assess for adequate treatment of Chlamydia is not necessary unless you are pregnant or still having symptoms. In those instances you can test to make sure that you are disease-free at 3 weeks after treatment. Also you should be treated for Gonorrhea as this can coexist with the Chlamydia infection.
Good Luck and practice safe sex. ...Read more

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