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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Chlamydia Trachomatis Culture (Overview)

This is a culture to see if you have chlamydia tracomatis, a very common sexually transmitted disease that can cause fever, pain, and infertility.


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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

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
4 doctors shared insights

Chlamydia Trachomatis Culture (Overview)

This is a culture to see if you have chlamydia tracomatis, a very common sexually transmitted disease that can cause fever, pain, and infertility.


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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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Treating Chlamydia (Checklist)

Notify all of your partners if 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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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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Who would need a chlamydia trachomatis test?

Who would   need a chlamydia trachomatis test?

Sexually active: Any person who is sexually active with more than one partner should get a yearly chlamydia test. It is also a routine test in prenatal care. ...Read more

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How is chlamydia trachomatis infection diagnosed?

How is chlamydia trachomatis infection diagnosed?

PCR test: The best way to test for chlamydia is on a PCR test. This is a very sensitive test which can pick up small amounts of the infection. It can be done on a urine sample, a swab of the vagina, or a pap smear. ...Read more

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What's effect of the bacteria chlamydia trachomatis?

What's effect of the bacteria chlamydia trachomatis?

STI: Chlamydia trachomatis is the most common bacterial cause of sexually transmitted genital infections. The majority of affected people have no symptoms, and therefore provide an ongoing reservoir for infection. It usually causes cervicitis in women, which can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease. In men, it causes nongonococcal urethritis. It can also cause epididymitis, prostatitis, and proctitis. ...Read more

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What is the shape of chlamydia trachomatis?

What is the shape of chlamydia trachomatis?

C. Trachomatis: Use of DNA-based tests identifies this gram-negative bacterium as rod shaped or coccoid. ...Read more

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Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
1,124 doctors shared insights

Chlamydia Infection (Definition)

Chlamydia infection is a sexually transmitted infection caused by a bacteria. Genital symptoms include burning on urination, vaginal or penile discharge, pain with sexual intercourse or no symptoms at all. In many patients without symptoms, chlamydial infections can spread upwards into the abdomen and cause serious complications due to scarring. Newborns can acquire chlamydial eye infection from birth ...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