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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


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If treatment for a std such as chlamydia or gonna failed with a course of abx..i.e still having symptoms would subsequent std tests show negative?

If treatment for a std such as chlamydia or gonna failed with a course of abx..i.e still having symptoms would subsequent std tests show negative?

Current tests: Follow up tests, like the initial ones depend on finding the genetic material of either germ in specimens from pee or a swab. When properly performed, these tests are reliable with a false negative rate of only a few percent. Persisting symptoms can be from other issues and or remaining irritation that has not subsided after the germs are dead. Please discuss your concerns with your doc. ...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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I am experiencing slight urethral tingling after being treated for gonorrhea/chlamydia 2 weeks ago. std tests were negative, no other symptoms since.

Here are some...: The pace of symptomatic improvement under effective treatment may widely vary among the people. It is okay as long as getting better slowly but surely day by day. If no more symptoms, that is good. But, make sure that the partner is treated and tested simultaneously and keeping on a one-to-one relationship + counseling for safer sex are advisable. Best wish to health.... ...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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Is dark urine with blood in it and achy thighs a symptom of STDs such as Chlamydia or Gonorrhea?

Is dark urine with blood in it and achy thighs a symptom of STDs such as Chlamydia or Gonorrhea?

Not likely: No STD is likely to cause dark of bloody urine. See a doctor. (However, with STDs on your mind, it seems likely you are at risk and probably should be tested for gonorrhea and chlamydia.) ...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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Help please. Could cypro (cyproheptadine) cure the STD chlamydia?

No: 'cypro' (cyproheptadine) is a drug that blocks the receptors for histamine and serotonin. It is commonly used to treat allergies. It does not have any activity against the organism that causes chlamydia. You may be confusing it with 'cipro' (ciprofloxacin), which is an antibiotic. Cipro does have some effect on chlamydia, though other antibiotics are used to treat it most often. ...Read more

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How much time after female exposure to chlamydia would it show up on an STD test?

How much time after female exposure to chlamydia would it show up on an STD test?

Usually 2-3 days: The standard test for chlamydia generally is positive within 2-3 days of catching the infection, and always within a week. Same for gonorrhea, usually tested automatically at the same time. But make sure the lab is doing the test on urine or a swab from the urethra (in men) or vagina (in women). Blood testing doesn't accurately diagnose chlamydia or gonorrhea. ...Read more

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How likely is it to contract chlamydia or any other STDs while giving/receiving unprotected oral sex?

How likely is it to contract chlamydia or any other STDs while giving/receiving unprotected oral sex?

Giving > receiving: Oral sex is one way to pass std though not as common as vaginal or anal intercourse. Herpes, hpv and syphilis are passed by mouth to skin contact. Gonorrhea, chlamydia and HIV are examples of disease passed by fluids. The fluid coming into contact with the tissue of the mouth and throat are how infections can occur. Condoms decrease risk. ...Read more

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My gf was tested for STDs when pregnant and it was neg. Now a year later tested pos for chlamydia. If i didn't cheat then she had to have right?

My gf was tested for STDs when pregnant and it was neg. Now a year later tested pos for chlamydia. If i didn't cheat then she had to have right?

False Negatives: Std tests are notoriously false negatives. Many physicians have learned that in high risk settings treatment must happen regardless of test results. And, now you both must be treated. She could have been carrying chlaymdia for years. One negative test is useless in diagnosing when or how she got infected. ...Read more

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If stds like chlamydia and gonorhea are so COMMON why aren't resources being used to make testing quicker? health deprtmnt takes like a month!!!!?

If stds like chlamydia and gonorhea are so COMMON why aren't resources being used to make testing quicker? health deprtmnt takes like a month!!!!?

Local issue: Your health department probably is atypcial. In most health departments, test results for gonorrhea and chlamydia are available within 5 work days, often faster. Testing policies and costs depend on local resources; there is no national system to make testing better everywhere. Call or email your health department and complain -- as loud as you can! ...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


Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
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Chlamydia Infection (Definition)

A sexually transmitted infection caused by a bacteria. Genital symptoms include burning on urination, vaginal or penile discharge, pain with sexual intercourse or ...Read more