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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


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Is it possible to have chlamydia for years without symptoms? Also, how long before it can cause infertility? A pap smear won't detect the std, right?

Is it possible to have chlamydia for years without symptoms? Also, how long before it can cause infertility? A pap smear won't detect the std, right?

Pap smears: A pap smear very easily can detect chlamydia if the physician ordering the test asks for it. But, yes, untreated chlamydia is with you till it is treated. In females this is quite dangerous because pid and infertility can develop quickly. ...Read more

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How can I tell the difference between a cyst and STD? I tested negative for chlamydia and gonorrhea but the bump is still there. No other symptoms

How can I tell the difference between a cyst and STD? I tested negative for chlamydia and gonorrhea but the bump is still there. No other symptoms

Needs an exam: Lumps, bumps, blisters and other skin abnormalities on the genitals need to be evaluated. An examination will be needed to know the cause and treatment. A doctor should be able to look at the bump you are referring to and determine if any other testing is needed ...Read more

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Std test was positive for chlamydia. Took a one time treatment of 2x 500mg azithromycin 10 days ago. Symptoms have eased but still have discharge?

Std test was positive for chlamydia. Took a one time treatment of 2x 500mg azithromycin 10 days ago. Symptoms have eased but still have discharge?

Need retesting: First ur partner needs to be treated to prevent re-infection. Second u need what's called a test of cure to make sure the infection is gone especially since u r still having symptoms ...Read more

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Help! I have an STD, Chlamydia. What should I do now.

Help! I have an STD, Chlamydia. What should I do now.

Chlamydia: Both you and your partner need to be treated. The use of condoms is the only way to prevent STD's as well as pregnancy. DrG ...Read more

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I have Chlamydia. My STD 2 months ago was negative. Me and my husband are not cheating on each other. Where does the Chlamydia come from now?

I have Chlamydia. My STD 2 months ago was negative. Me and my husband are not cheating on each other. Where does the Chlamydia come from now?

STD: Chlamydia is an STD, so if one has it, so does the other. As far as where it came from, you may never know, and you have to decide if you trust each other. If so, you both get treated and go on with your life. ...Read more

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Will getting tested a week after exposure to chlamydia provide accurate results? I was negative for all std's, but I dont know if I tested to early.

Will getting tested a week after exposure to chlamydia provide accurate results? I was negative for all std's, but I dont know if I tested to early.

Test and treat now: The standard test for chlamydia and gonorrhea (both are usually done automatically) is valid any time more than 2-3 days after exposure. Go ahead and get tested now. And assuming "exposure" means a partner definitely has chlamydia, you also need to be treated, even if your own test is negative. The usual approach is to do the test and treat at the same time, without waiting for the test result. ...Read more

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Is chlamydia affect the results of other STDs tests as sphilyis ?

Is chlamydia affect the results of other STDs tests as sphilyis ?

Independent results: Hi Mohamed, STD testing shows each infection independently, no need to worry that the test result for one is changing another. Good luck. ...Read more

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Are there any home remedies that may cure chlamydia or any similar stds?

Are there any home remedies that may cure chlamydia or any similar stds?

Unfortunately no: A number of stds (i.e. Chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphylis) require antibiotics to be cured. If they go untreated, they can cause significant medical issues. If you are concerned, i would recommend seeing your provider as soon as possible. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Killian
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Std (Definition)

This is a disease which can be transmitted from one person to another person through sexually related activities. This does not limit these activities to heterosexual intercourse, but encompasses all modalities of human-to-human sexual activity. It does not include illnesses that may make an individual more susceptible to a condition because of a sexual ...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