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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 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
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 more
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
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 more
It should not: No it should not. Seek immediate medical attention for this. ...Read more
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 ›
65 year old male-tested positive for chlamydia. I have not had sex in 4 years. How is this possible?
My boyfriend and I were both treated for positive chlamydia and now I'm wondering if we had sex again too soon?
Chlamydia: If you were both treated with antibiotics you should be ok. 7 days of abstinence is what is recommended. ...Read more
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
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
Can you have chlamydia in your prostate and test negative constantly via latest NAAT test of the urine & have neg Urine Culture?
Yes: Proper sampling will yield the result.Get a more detailed answer ›
I was positive for chlamydia and I got treated for it, with the four red pills one time treatment. Is that all the treatment I need?
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
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
I got tested positive for chlamydia and I have taken the one shot pill treatment. Is it possible to still have chlamydia but only in the rectum?
Test of cure: It would be a good idea to do a test of cure after completing abx course. ...Read more
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
I was treated for PID about 3 weeks ago. I am still taking the meds. Took a urine chlamydia exam and came positive. Should I wait longer to test?
Infection: Yes, wait till you have fixnished the medication ...Read more
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