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Can Chlamydia cause permanent damage in men's urethra and chronic epididymitis? Had chlamydia, STDs are negative now, still in pain, been 5 months now

Can Chlamydia cause permanent damage in men's urethra and chronic epididymitis? Had chlamydia, STDs are negative now, still in pain, been 5 months now

Chronic pelvic pain?: Chlamydia is not known to cause chronic epididymitis or permanent urethral damage. The cause of your symptoms depends on details not provided: Nature of the pain? Exact location(s)? Swelling of testicles or tenderness to touch? Prostate exam? Maybe prostatitis (not an STD) or chronic pelvic pain syndrome; see Wikipedia article for more info. (Uncomfortable but not harmful.) Keep working w/ doc. ...Read more

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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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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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I had a uti and finished my medication. still have symptoms and just got told from a past partner they have chlamydia. would this pain i’m still having be a std or could it just be a really bad uti ?.. i’m scared to ask my parents for a doctor visit.

I had a uti and finished my medication. still have symptoms and just got told from a past partner they have chlamydia. would this pain i’m still having be a std or could it just be a really bad uti ?.. i’m scared to ask my parents for a doctor visit.

Some basics: The meds commonly used for a UTI are likely not going to fix chlamydia. You need to seek out evaluation & treatment as this germ can make you sterile if not properly treated. If you are going to be sexually active this is what you must do. At 19 you likely live in a state where your parents won't know what you are treated for unless you decide to let them have access to that information. ...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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I am experiencing slight urethral tingling after being treated for gonorrhea/chlamydia 2 weeks ago. std tests were negative, no other symptoms since.

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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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Thank you for help Dr. Considering our symptoms (me: persisting 99F fever, severe lower back pain, my partner: persisting headache, pain during sex, herpes) and hiv - status, should we test for other STDs like chlamydia?

Thank you for help Dr. Considering our symptoms (me: persisting 99F fever, severe lower back pain, my partner: persisting headache, pain during sex, herpes) and hiv - status, should we test for other STDs like chlamydia?

Herpes with fever ?: Herpes can produce a low grade temp increase, and most certainly pain in the genital areas with sexual activity. Check with your physician for other forms of STD's, and a serum test for Herpes I and II.... ...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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If a female has chlamydia and has intercourse without protection for months is it certain that the male parter has the STD as well?

If a female has chlamydia and has intercourse without protection for months is it certain that the male parter has the STD as well?

Virtually certain: Since intimate exchange of body fluids occurs during intercourse, and there is usually direct contact between the man's penis and the woman's cervix where the chlamydia is most concentrated, it is very likely that the male partner has acquired the infection. I would strongly suggest that he be tested as soon as possible so as to detect asymptomatic infection. ...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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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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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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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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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