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Retest After Surgery
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An_256152 posted:
Need to be retested for Chlamydia. I had shoulder surgery and they gave an Ancef IV before surgery. How long do I need to wait before I can get a valid Chlamydia test?
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dfromspencer responded:
I'm so sorry no one replied to you?! I would think no more than a day or so? Any fluids they pump into you, should dissipate shortly thereafter, I would think?


I would give it a week, for a just in case, you know what I mean? Then ask the doctor prior to setting the appointment through his nurse. Maybe the nurse herself would know the answer?


I wish you luck for a negative!!!


Dennis
 
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georgiagail responded:
The Ancef you took (whether orally or via IV) will have no effect on the accuracy of a Chlamydia test. Therefore, you can be retested for this STD any time you wish.

Gail


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