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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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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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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 don't 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 don't 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?

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

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Is there any way to test yourself for Chlamydia or other bacterial stds completely at home no sending swans away? So strange this isn't available

Is there any way to test yourself for Chlamydia or other bacterial stds completely at home no sending swans away? So strange this isn't available

Maybe someday...: Home self testing like this probably will be available in the near future. This is more complex than you realize: medical tests at home require significant research on test performance and other factors. Biologically, these are more complex tests than, say, pregnancy testing. But talk with your doctor: you probably can arrange to drop off a urine or vaginal swab specimen. Good luck! ...Read more

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Same partner, 4 years. Std test 6 mos. Ago-negative- negative all years prior. Now pos. For chlamydia. So I got it from them during past 6 mos. Then?

Yes: Men can be totally asymptomatic with chlamydia infection. It can also wax and wane....so one minute you have it an another you don't. I don't really mean one minute to the next. But you get my drift. ...Read more

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Does a previous chlamydia infection put me at greater risk of catching it again? Or catching any other STDs? I was treated and am completely clean now

Does a previous chlamydia infection put me at greater risk of catching it again? Or catching any other STDs? I was treated and am completely clean now

No: A previous chlamydia infection does not make a person more susceptible to future chlamydia infections. However, it is important to ensure that your partner is tested/treated to ensure that reinfection does not occur. In addition, barrier contraception (condoms) can help to prevent STD transmission. ...Read more

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Few months ago was tested for STD and was clean. In Sept. Husband was test and clean. Recently I was test and pos. For chlamydia, never cheated so how?

Few months ago was tested for STD and was clean. In Sept. Husband was test and clean. Recently I was test and pos. For chlamydia, never cheated so how?

Sexual: Chlamydia is only transmitted sexually. If you tested positive either one of the 3 tests (your 2 and your husbands) was wrong or there has been another sexual partner in the last few months. I suspect the later since the tests are very reliable and there must be some reason for the repeated testing. I'm sorry to have to give you such a disturbing answer. ...Read more

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I got some curable STD (chlamydia etc) tests on my own and are awaiting results. Do I have to get my results? What if one doesn't want the results at this time? My partner and I would rather go together in about a week.

I got some curable STD (chlamydia etc) tests on my own and are awaiting results. Do I have to get my results? What if one doesn't want the results at this time? My partner and I would rather go together in about a week.

Odd request: Why did you order the test (s) in the first place. You are under no obligation to ask for the results although if positive, a conscientious doctor might call you with those results. If positive, do you actually want to continue to risk exposure to your partner? You need to think through your goals in this instance. ...Read more

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Can a UTI medication help treat an STD like chlamydia?

Can a UTI medication help treat an STD like chlamydia?

Depends: Chlamydia is usually treated with a single dose of Azithromycin or with a one week course of doxycycline. I doubt that your healthcare provider prescribed either of the aforementioned antibiotics for your urinary tract infection. I recommend that you go back and get treatment for chlamydia and that you also be tested and treated for gonorrhea as well. ...Read more

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Can a UTI medication also help clear up an STD like chlamydia?

Can a UTI medication also help clear up an STD like chlamydia?

Yes: Some antibiotics cover both chlamydia and urinary tract infection organisms, so yes. Occasionally, in a pt w/both, the abx are selected to do specifically that. Ask your dr if concerned. ...Read more

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Will chlamydia and gonorrea show up right away in ur STD testing?

Will chlamydia and gonorrea show up right away in ur STD testing?

Yes: Doctor obtains a urine specimen or a gentle swab of your cervix (like a pap smear) which they send to a lab. Typically results are available in a few days. These infections are easy to pass among sexual partners, and you can get them again. Use condoms to prevent spread. Infection is easy to treat with antibiotics. Sometimes they cause damage to your fallopian tubes which can cause infertility. ...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