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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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