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jpt001
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My girlfriend contracted Chlamydia about 2 years ago and at the time it was discovered she got checked and took medicine to cure it, however she said that they only checked her vagina and not her throat.

She recently told me about this and was checked again the other day and her tests for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea in her vagina came back negative however she is still worried about the poissiblity of infection in her throat. Do anyone know if this is possible as im sure if they were checking 2 years nad the other day that they would check/know fro mthe results if there was also an infection in the throat. Should she therefore go to a throat doctor or other specialist. btw I currently live in Jpan so perhaps things are done differently here but im not sure.

any help would be appreciated,

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May Day
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Chlamydia is treated with a dose of antibiotics. If your gf took antibiotics then the chlamydia in her throat and well as her genitals would have been treated.
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eryn_smiles
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That's true May Day, but if she has had oral sex in the 2 years since treatment, she could have picked up an infection again. She needs a swab sample taken from the throat to check for infection there. This can be taken by a general/family doctor or at a sexual health or gynaecology clinic.

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