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How Do I Know When Chlamydia Is Gone
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
Unlikely: The specific markers for both ailments are very different and when the appropriate tests are done, these are not difficult to separate. If the care provider does not do one of the specific tests, but treats because of symptoms, mistakes could occur. ...Read more
Yes, but. ..: Yes, it may, and not uncommon after initial symptoms but not often with no initial flare. Nonetheless, seek counseling and testing if in doubt. In reality, you may do nothing as long as being asymptomatic or not in the category of high risk like multiple partners, promiscuity, anal..., etc. ...Read more
STDs: Gonorrhea and chlamydia are both bacteria that are sexually transmitted diseases (stds). They are spread from person to person via unprotected sexual intercourse. They both infect multiple sites in females, most commonly the cervix. Other sites of infection can include the urinary tract, anus/rectum, oropharynx, or eyes. Treatment with antibiotics is important to prevent complications. ...Read more
Yes they do...: And they frequently cause infections together. That is why doctors usually treat for both if they are suspicious that you may have either. The 2 infections require different treatments so getting cultured, taking the treatments properly and following up with your doctor is important. Avoiding activities that put you at risk for these would be wise as well. ...Read more
Maybe, maybe not: If you think you have an STI go to a gyn or STI clinic for diagnosis and treatment before you develop any serious problems. ...Read more
Culture: Gold standard is a culture. Go to your doc and get checked. ...Read more
No: Not without a bizarre scenario. Essentially -no. ...Read more
A Few Seconds: Please read this. It will likely answer all of your questions: http://www. Health. Arizona. Edu/health_topics/sexual_health/sextalk/2007/sextalk.03.19.07.Pdf. ...Read more
Discharge and others: Many infected women notice nothing at all, especially for chlamydia. When symptoms occur, most commonly increased vaginal discharge, burning with urination, and spotting between periods or after sex -- often only one or two of these, not necessarily all. In severe cases, low abdominal pain, sometimes fever. Sexually active young women need periodic testing even if no symptoms. ...Read more
Chlamydia can be...: Chlamydia can be silent well over a year of acquisition. Gonorrhea in men is almost immediately symptomatic with burning and bloody urination, if it is urethrally acquired. Women can harbor gonorrhea for months without symptoms, but it too can be quite sympomatic in the fallopian tubes and abdomen! ...Read more
Is a week to long to wait to get tested for gonorrhea and/or chlamydia if you have symptoms just nervous?
If you have symptoms of an STD, or have had unprotected sex, you should get tested, sooner rather than later. If you have symptoms, you should avoid sexual contact (intercourse of any type) until you are tested and/or treated appropriately.
If you do have a positive test for any STD, also make sure any of your partners are tested and treated as well. ...Read more
If I had a gonorrhea or chlamydia then 6 days after I took my medication I took a test would I still come up positive?
It might: It might turn up positive if the antibiotics given were ineffective due to bacterial resistance. That is why it is important to return for follow up testing. ...Read more
Is it possible the body could clear gonorrhea or chlamydia in 3/4 months? I was exposed with symptoms then tested 4 months later and tested negative.
15 infections, EVEN: That might be what Snagglepuss would say....if you don't know Snagglepuss you ain't lived man....look him up on YOUTUBE....he will make you die laughing! Most antibiotic regimens are 1-7 days in duration meaning you can usually test negative within 3 days after finishing the drugs....1 week if it's a 1 day regimen. Bottom line...yeah. 3-4 months you could clear a whole bunch...DON'T TRY! :) ...Read more
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
Usually yes: Gonorrhea and chlamydia infect the urethra, the tube where the urine and semen come out. An infected man gets discharge from the urethra and also a burning sensation when he urinates. However, some men might have mild symptoms and manage to ignore the discomfort. Having several sex partners and not getting checked (and cured if needed) in between partners, makes it easy to transmit these diseases. ...Read more
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