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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

Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
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Gonorrhea (Definition)

Gonorrhea is caused by the bacteria Neisseria gonorrhea. Anyone who has any type of sex can catch gonorrhea. The infection can be spread by contact with the mouth, vagina, penis, or anus. The bacteria grow in warm, moist areas of the body, including the tube that carries urine out of the body (urethra). In women, the bacteria may be found in the reproductive tract (which includes the fallopian tubes, uterus, and cervix). The bacteria can even ...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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How do you get chlamydia? Oral?

How do you get chlamydia? Oral?

Most kinds of sex: You can get chlamydia from unprotected vaginal, oral, or anal sex. ...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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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

Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
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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