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Chlamydia Gonorrhoeae Dna Probe
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
Dna probe showed i was positive vaginally for e coli, entercoccus faecalis & m. Hominis, which one would cause external vaginitis? (burning, red, etc)
Is the dna, sda chlamydia test unreliable? It showed me as a negative but i cmae up positive in the rna, tma test. How come?
Generally reliable: Both tests have very high sensitivity and specificity; however, the dna sda test can have false negatives if there is an inhibitor present, such as a high white count in the urine or blood. The rna/tma test is less subject to this, and due to the positive screen and risk/benefit ratio, i would recommend treatment. ...Read more
On my medical records, it says that a test that was taken was performed using the bd probetec chlamydia trachomatis and neisseria gonorrhoeoae amplified DNA assays, does that indicate that it was a DNA probe test?
Not so much.: Most people w chlamydia don’t have sxs. That is why it’s called a silent std. Sxs can include: vaginal discharge, bleeding w intercourse or btwn periods, nausea, fever, painful intercourse, ; lower abdominal ; back pain. Men can experience discharge, burning w urination, itching at opening of the penis (urethra) ; less often – pain/ swelling of testes. It can lead to rectal pain, bleeding ; d/c. ...Read more
Chlamydia is often a: “silent” disease – this means the person isn't experiencing symptoms. Chlamydia symptoms in women may include: spotting, painful sexual intercourse, pain w urination, vaginal discharge (milky or yellow mucus), lower abdominal pain, nausea & fever. Chlamydia in men may cause burning or pain w urinating, irritation at penis opening, discharge, groin pain w swelling & testicular swelling /pain. ...Read more
Age, sexual risks: First, anyone who is sexually active and has symptoms that can be caused by chlamydia, i.e. penile or vaginal discharge, uncomfortable urination, etc. With no symptoms, standard recommendations (e.g. by CDC) are for routine testing at least once a year of all women up to age 20 if they have ever had sex; also those 21-30 with >1 partner, partner with other partners, etc. Uncommon after age 30. ...Read more
An infection: This infection can affect men ; women and is sexually transmitted. In men it can be as simple as an itch feeling in the penis or a urethritis. In the female she may be asymptomatic or have symptoms of cervicitis or pelvic inflammatory disease. Chlamydia infections usually respond well to an antibiotic after the doctor confirms the nature of your complaint with a culture. ...Read more
Indefinitely: Although it can infect the cervix causing chronic cervicitis for years, can also ascend into the endometrial (uterine) cavity and out through the tubes causing severe pelvic inflammatory disease (pid) which may hospitalize you and could certainly leave you sterile. That is why it is recommended that all young women, and those at risk, be screened annually. ...Read more
Yes, with correct Rx: Chlamydia is a fully curable bacterial disease, provided that the correct antibiotic is prescribed and that it is taken as directed, and you are not reinfected by the same partner again. That's a lot of ifs. If you have been treated but still experience symptoms, see your doctor again for a second evaluation. You may need a second course of antibiotics. ...Read more
Not chlamydia: Chlamydia and other STDs do not cause erectile dysfunction. If your problem with erections is connected with your recent chlamydial infection, it is strictly psychological, such as anxiety, regret over a sexual experience, etc. Discuss with your doctor or a sexual health expert. Good luck! ...Read more
The silent disease: The vast majority of chlamydia infections have no symptoms making it easy to spread from partner to partner. People do not know they have it and pass it around. Get tested to protect yourself and others. In some cases people have discharge from the penis or vagina, burning with urination, pelvic pain and swelling in the testicles. ...Read more
No: Chlamydia is considered a "silent" bacterial infection. Yes, it can cause pain but more often, it's asymptomatic. Should it get past your cervix, it can lead to blockage of the fallopian tubes, thus causing infertility. That's why it's so important for the male to wear a condom each & every time regardless of whether the female is on any hormonal contraception or not. Cdc: http://1.Usa.Gov/apbibt. ...Read more