How is chlamydia trachomatis infection diagnosed?

PCR test. The best way to test for chlamydia is on a PCR test. This is a very sensitive test which can pick up small amounts of the infection. It can be done on a urine sample, a swab of the vagina, or a pap smear.
Urine or swab. Chlamydia can be tested for in 3 ways: urine from a man or woman; a swab of the cervix from a woman; a penile swab from a man. Some people will have symptoms of discharge or pain but frequently chlamydia is without symptoms. Get tested.

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What should I not do if I have a chlamydia infection?

Avoid unprotected. Sex. Get treated asap to avoid complications from the disease. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/chlamydia/ds00173. Read more...
You SHOULD NOT. Have sex for a week. Per cdc sexually transmitted disease treatment guidelines : “persons treated for chlamydia should be instructed to abstain from sexual intercourse for 7 days after single-dose therapy or until completion of a 7-day regimen. http://www.cdc.gov/std/treatment/2010/chlamydial-infections.htm. Read more...

After treating recurrent pelvic infection due to chlamydia, infection till not clear because I have had chlamydia 18 years. Shall I cure in future?

Chlamydia. Do not know how you were treated or the rest of your medical history, but there seems to be a good possibility that you have repeatedly been reinfected. Has your sexual partner been treated? Read more...

What sort of disease is a chlamydia infection?

Sexual transmitted. Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted disease. Both men and women can get this disease. It is caused by a bacteria that can infect the urethra (what we pee out of), causing pain, especially when urinating) and often a brown, foul-smelling discharge from the penis or vagina. It is easily treated with antibiotics. Untreated, it can cause bladder and uterus infections, and even sterility. Read more...

What is the definition or description of: Chlamydia infection?

Chlamydia. Chlamydia is the most frequently reported bacterial sexually transmitted disease in the United States. An estimated 2.8 million infections occur annually in the U.S. Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by a bacteria called Chlamydia trachomatis. . Read more...