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Doctor insights on: Chlamydia Gonorrhoeae Dna Probe

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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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Dna probe showed i was positive vaginally for e coli, entercoccus faecalis & m. Hominis, which one would cause external vaginitis? (burning, red, etc)

Dna probe showed i was positive vaginally for e coli, entercoccus faecalis & m. Hominis, which one would cause external vaginitis? (burning, red, etc)

Any can: Whereas the e coli and entercoccus are more likely to cause redness and irritation, sometimes vulvar irritation is not from an infection. Please consult your gynecologist if the symptoms do not resolve after a few days of treatment. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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How long to treat chlamydia?

How long to treat chlamydia?

Usually 1 to 7: Days depending on antibiotic choice. Should not be sexually active until treated for at least 7 days. ...Read more

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Does chlamydia make you itch ?

Does chlamydia make you itch ?

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

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What does chlamydia look like?

What does chlamydia look like?

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

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Does chlamydia go away on its own?

Does chlamydia go away on its own?

Treatment is needed.: Chlamydia can be treated with a single dose of azithromycin, or 7 day (sometimes 10 day)_treatment with Doxycycline or erythromycin. ...Read more

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Who should be tested for chlamydia?

Who should be tested for chlamydia?

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

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Can chlamydia be cured with garlic?

Can chlamydia be cured with garlic?

Sorry, no: You need an antibiotic after an exam and diagnosis. Besides, there are better things to do with garlic! ...Read more

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I need to know more about chlamydia?

I need to know more about chlamydia?

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

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How long can chlamydia go unnoticed?

How long can chlamydia go unnoticed?

A Long Time: Chlamydia doesn't always cause symptoms, so it may go unnoticed until you are tested for chlamydia or the infection has spread to other areas of the body. ...Read more

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How long can chlamydia go undetected?

How long can chlamydia go undetected?

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

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Can chlamydia be cleared in 24 hours?

Can chlamydia be cleared in 24 hours?

No: Even if you take single dose treatment, you still have to wait at least 7 days to have sex. ...Read more

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Can chlamydia be fully cured in men?

Can chlamydia be fully cured in men?

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

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Do guys have any symptoms of chlamydia?

Do guys have any symptoms of chlamydia?

They can but: Most men do not have symptoms. They can show symptoms like penile discharge, burning with urination, irritation at the tip of the penis, testicular pain and joint pain. If you are at risk get tested. ...Read more

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How can I know chlamydia is fully gone?

What antibiotic?: A two week course of Doxycycline or a three day course of zithromax should cure it! the scarring caused by chlamydia, especially in females will not be affected, if has occurred! ...Read more

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Cant get hard on after having Chlamydia?

Cant get hard on after having Chlamydia?

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

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When before you know you have chlamydia?

When before you know you have chlamydia?

That is the problem.: You might not know because it can be a 'silent std' which means it can be doing destruction without you being aware. Please get tested if you are concerned. ...Read more

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Why do they not retest you for chlamydia?

Not necessary: The treatment for chlamydia is virtually 100% effective. If you take the medication, you are cured. A retest is not needed. It is recommended to repeat the test after about 3 months. That is not testing for treatment failure but this is actually looking for reinfection. ...Read more

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Can chlamydia ever disappear on it's own?

Can chlamydia ever disappear on it's own?

Unlikely: Chlyamdia is a bacterial infection and unlikely to stop on its own. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the symptoms of chlamydia?

Can you tell me the symptoms of chlamydia?

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

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What are the common symptoms for chlamydia?

What are the common symptoms for chlamydia?

Burning: While urinating and in men sometimes a clear or white discharge, many women can be asymptomatic. ...Read more

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Is there an odor associated with chlamydia?

Is there an odor associated with chlamydia?

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

Dna (Definition)

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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