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Can drinking cranberry juice before doing a GC/Chlamydia Amplified DNA Probe effect the results?

Can drinking cranberry juice before doing a GC/Chlamydia Amplified DNA Probe effect the results?

No: The test looks for specific DNA present in a swab. What you drink the day before or day of testing will not affect the results. ...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


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How are chlamydia and gonorrhea different?

How are chlamydia and gonorrhea different?

The cause...: Gonorrhea is cause by one type of bacteria (n. Gonorrhea), chlamydia is caused by another type (c. Trachomatis). Neither one is a good thing. Protect yourself. Good luck! ...Read more

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How can I distinguish between chlamydia and gonorrhea?

How can I distinguish between chlamydia and gonorrhea?

Lab test required: The symptoms are very similar, although with chlamydia they tend to be milder, and more often no symptoms at all. You need lab testing to know which you have, or maybe neither one -- other STDs can also cause the same symptoms like vaginal discharge, burning urination, spotting after sex, or low abdominal pain. ...Read more

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What are the differences between chlamydia and gonorrhea symptoms and how can you guess which one you have before you decide to get tested?

What are the differences between chlamydia and gonorrhea symptoms and how can you guess which one you have before you decide to get tested?

Not too many: The two conditions can be remarkably similar. Gc usually presents with more pain and purulent discharge, but have seen the same thing with non-gonococcal urethritis, usually due to chlamydia. Guessing is nowhere as good as being diagnosed and treated appropriately. And would you believe you can have both simultaneously. ...Read more

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I got tested for chlamydia and gonorrhea, but results will not come in until the next 2 weeks. In the meantime, can I have protected sex or not yet?

I got tested for chlamydia and gonorrhea, but results will not come in until the next 2 weeks. In the meantime, can I have protected sex or not yet?

Too long!: However long it takes, you should not have sex (even safe sex) until the results are available. But there is no legitimate reason why it should take 2 weeks. The test itself takes 1-2 hours in the lab; all the rest is time to send the specimen and receive results. Discuss w/ your doctor or clinic. Or find another place to be tested, like your health department or a Planned Parenthood clinic. ...Read more

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Will bactrim cure Chlamydia and Gonorrhea?

Will bactrim cure Chlamydia and Gonorrhea?

Not at all: If you use these for this you will just piss away the drug and it will do nothing but delay your getting proper treatment. If you are assuming this is what you have, be aware that there are at least a dozed diseases that can pass through sexual contact. Some can be much worse than either chlamydia or gonorrhea. ...Read more

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When is chlamydia and gonorrhea not curable?

When is chlamydia and gonorrhea not curable?

Curable: They require prescription antibiotics and are easily curable. However failure to treat partner may result in re-infection and may also acquire non curable STD like Herpes simplex or HIV. Practice safe sex if not in a monogamous relationship ...Read more

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Can there be a possible false negative result for chlamydia and gonorrhea endocervical swabs?

Can there be a possible false negative result for chlamydia and gonorrhea endocervical swabs?

Possible: There can be false-negative findings and the easiest way to prove this is to get retested. If you have been having unprotected sex and are symptomatic would also want to be tested for other stds, including hiv. Good luck. ...Read more

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I was treated for chlamydia and gonorrhea. How long does it take for the treatments to work?

I was treated for chlamydia and gonorrhea. How long does it take for the treatments to work?

7-10 days: The standard treatments clear the infection in 1-2 days, but symptoms take longer to clear up. Discharge or painful urination usuallly start improving within 2 days, can take 7-10 days to be gone entirely. If things aren't clearing up this soon, return to your doctor to be rechecked. Don't resume sex until at least 7 days have passed, all symptoms are gone, and your partner (s) have been treated. ...Read more

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What to do if I got tested for chlamydia and gonorrhea and the clinic said everything came back normal, what do they mean?

What to do if I got tested for chlamydia and gonorrhea and the clinic said everything came back normal, what do they mean?

Azithromycin: Will take care of both. In mean time please use a condom for at least 2 weeks & always for casual sex. ...Read more

Dr. 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