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Diagnosis of Chlamydia

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Your doctor will ask about your symptoms and medical history. A physical exam will be done. Diagnosis of chlamydia requires testing. Tests may include:

  • A swab from the penis, cervix, throat, or rectum to test the discharge.
  • Urine test.
  • Other STD tests, such as gonorrhea , syphilis, or HIV .

Revision Information

  • Reviewer: David Horn, MD
  • Review Date: 05/2014 -
  • Update Date: 05/17/2014 -
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  • Chlamydia genital infection. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: https://dynamed.ebscohost.com/about/about-us . Updated March 13, 2013. Accessed May 16, 2013.

  • Chlamydia fact sheet. US Department of Health and Human Services Women's Health website. Available at: hhttp://www.womenshealth.gov/publications/our-publications/fact-sheet/chlamydia.cfm . Updated July 8, 2011. Accessed May 16, 2013.

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