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Chlamydia can be highly hazardous if left untreated, but if you act quickly, it can be readily treated and you can return to full health.
Learn about the signs and symptoms of Chlamydia, as well as what steps to take for a successful recovery.
Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) that can cause both men and women to have severe symptoms. This prevalent STD is especially dangerous for women because it can harm their reproductive systems severely. Pelvic Inflammatory Disease, or PID, is a well-known side effect of untreated Chlamydia, and it can lead to ectopic pregnancy complication.
Men and women might face a variety of Chlamydia symptoms. The majority of the symptoms are pretty unpleasant. Individuals frequently wait until symptoms become uncomfortable, if not painful, before seeking care. However, the symptoms may not always be visible. Asymptomatic symptoms are those that do not cause any discomfort. Despite the absence of symptoms, the virus is inflicting damage to the reproductive system within the body.
Even if the infected person shows no signs or symptoms, chlamydia can be passed on to sexual partners. Regular testing, especially when beginning a new sexual relationship, is the greatest approach to prevent Chlamydia and to protect you and your partner. Symptoms manifest differently in men and women. We’ve included a list of common Chlamydia symptoms for both men and women below for your convenience.
The following are the most common symptoms among women:
Other symptoms of Chlamydia in women include:
If you’ve had any of the above Chlamydia symptoms, or have found that they’re getting worse, you should be concerned. The best thing to do is remain calm and seek immediate medical help. Chlamydia is one of the easiest STDs to treat. Chlamydia, on the other hand, can lead to a variety of significant consequences if left untreated.
The following are the most common symptoms among men:
Other symptoms of Chlamydia in men include
If you’ve noticed any of the aforementioned Chlamydia symptoms developing, you should be concerned. The best course of action is to remain calm and seek immediate medical help. Chlamydia is one of the simplest STDs to treat. Chlamydia, on the other hand, can lead to a slew of significant problems if left untreated.
The greatest method to avoid Chlamydia is to have safe intercourse. Condoms and dental dams are examples of preventative procedures, but they are not the only ones.
Chlamydia trachomatis is the bacteria that causes Chlamydia and is spread by sexual fluids, making it possible to spread Chlamydia through any sort of sexual activity (vaginal, anal, and oral) that involves two or more people. Semen, pre-ejaculate, and vaginal fluids are all examples of sexual fluids.
Male partners do not need to ejaculate to spread the disease, which is why prevention is so important.
Individuals who have had Chlamydia are not immune to catching the disease again. Even those who have already been infected with Chlamydia can become infected again. If your partner has Chlamydia, don’t have any sexual contact with them until they’ve finished their medication. This usually takes 7-14 days.
It can be difficult to get over the shame of getting tested for Chlamydia, but keep in mind that most carriers are asymptomatic and unaware of their infection. In the United States alone, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported over 1.5 million cases of Chlamydia in 2014. Rapid STD Testing goes to great lengths to safeguard our patients’ privacy and reduce the possibility of embarrassment. We understand how unpleasant it may be to talk about STDs, and we also understand the need of being tested. Chlamydia testing can protect you and your partner(s) while also allowing you to get the treatment you need.
Chlamydia testing is straightforward and only requires a urine analysis to detect the presence of germs. Don’t be shocked if your doctor advises Gonorrhea testing with Chlamydia testing. This is frequently recommended by doctors because it is fairly uncommon for people with Chlamydia symptoms to also test positive for Gonorrhea. Completing these tests all at once saves time, anxiety, and allows therapy to begin right away.
If you start treatment before major issues arise, chlamydia is one of the easiest STDs to treat. The most common treatment provided by doctors is an oral antibiotic such as azithromycin or doxycycline. In as little as 2 to 3 days, these antibiotics can help to alleviate the symptoms. Before your results are returned, your doctor may prescribe antibiotics as a preventative step. The reason for this is that even if the findings are negative, you may have another illness, such as a UTI, that requires treatment. Regardless of your results, it is critical that you complete the entire course of antibiotics as directed.
If you are pregnant or suspect you are pregnant, you should get tested as soon as possible. In your newborn, chlamydia can cause eye infections and pneumonia. While testing is safe while pregnant, it should be done as soon as possible to avoid any negative consequences and to initiate any necessary treatment.
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The age, risk factors, signs and symptoms, and medical history all play a role in STD testing. If you’re at risk for one STD, you might be at risk for others as well, so you should get complete testing.
To ensure accuracy, all of our STD testing are conducted using urine and/or blood tests. We don’t use swabs or saliva tests.
Yes, a woman’s menstrual period should not prevent her from getting tested for STDs if she is at risk.
The majority of tests provide an electronic result within 48-72 Hours. HIV RNA and Trichomoniasis tests may take an extra day.
If you’re having a pee test, don’t urinate for at least an hour before the test to guarantee a large enough sample size. If you’re taking the wellness panel, you’ll also need to fast for 12 hours before the exam. You don’t need to do anything else to get ready for your STD test.
It’s hard to know which STDs you’ve had contact with; if you’re at risk for one, you’re at risk for all. Taking our 10-Test Panel is the best method to ensure that you are fully informed and aware of all potential STDs.
Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Trichomoniasis, Hepatitis A, B, C, Genital herpes, Oral herpes, HIV 1 & 2, and Syphilis tests are available. We offer both individual and bundle testing. Find out more about STD Testing.
If you are slightly sexually active, we recommend being tested for STDs at least twice a year. More regular testing is recommended if you are sexually active, have several partners, or have previously tested positive for one or more STDs.
The visit takes about five minutes or less from the time you arrive. The visit consists of basic urine and/or blood collection and then you walk out.
Absolutely No. Our partner labs perform a variety of other diagnostic tests that need urine and/or blood samples too, so there is no way they will be aware of the STD Test.
There is no need to schedule an appointment. After you’ve placed your order, you can come to the lab at any time during business hours to collect your samples. If you’re short on time, phone the lab to schedule an appointment.
You can take the test as soon as you receive your Order Form (or confidential test code). The order form will be available through your online account and/or emailed to you.
It’s a blood test that can detect syphilis in as little as two weeks after exposure (compared to 4 weeks to 3 months with a standard RPR test)
It’s a blood test that can detect HIV in as little as 9-11 days after exposure (vs. 2-6 weeks with an HIV antigen/antibody test).
HIV: 2-6 weeks, Syphilis: 1-3 months, Herpes: 6-26 days, Chlamydia: 1-3 weeks, Gonorrhea: 2-3 days, Hepatitis B: 1-5 months, Hepatitis C: 2-6 months, Trichomonas: 5-28 days
If you are positive, we will provide you with a doctor consultation and a written prescription for a $95 fee. A written prescription for your partner is available for an additional fee of $95. We can even call your prescriptions into your pharmacy on your behalf.
Yes, being treated for an STD does not prevent you from contracting the infection again.
No, due to privacy concerns, our live chat representatives are unable to look up your results. However, you can contact our Medical Advisors to inquire about the status of your results.