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How Soon Can You Test For Chlamydia
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
Why?: While sometime we would treat for a condition without getting the final, definite diganosis - since the potential benefit outweighs any risk that can be caused by the treatment. And symptoms of Chlamydia can be similiar to several other infections and each requires different treatment so I still out suggest getting tested to determine the appropriate treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It's just random: Tests miss 5-10% of infections, more by urine, less by urethral or vaginal swab. Maybe other possibilities as well. Chlamydia clears on its own in a few weeks to months, so current testing is negative. Or s/he received an antibiotic for chlamydia (and didn't admit it) or for another infection, curing chlamydia or interfering with the test. Partner(s) of infected person need Rx, even w/ neg tests. ...Read more
Depends: There are five tests for chlamydia. One, a culture can take three days. The others are rapid tests of varying degrees of accuracy. You and your doctor can decide which is appropriate in your circumstance. If positive, be sure to have all your consorts treated. See: http://www.Webmd.Com/sexual-conditions/chlamydia-tests. ...Read more
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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