CHLAMYDIA…No real symptoms sometimes
Lisa, A 20 year old female patient presents with 2 sexual partners in the past 8 months with which she has had unprotected sex. She has never had a pap exam. She presents to review STD screening with the KnowNOW doctor. She describes normal menstruation yet has been spotting between periods. She denies any vaginal discharge, pain during sex or any genital sores.
After review with a KnowNOW doctor, Lisa was tested for all the STD’s available. She went to a local lab site and had urine and blood test done. Three days later the chlamydia urine test comes back positive. Lisa checks in with KnowNOW and she sees a follow-up doctor for free via video-conferencing. She is treated with azithromycin 1 Gram and it was suggested her partners be evaluates tested and treated as well. A prescription is sent to her local pharmacy via e-prescription.
Usually chlamydia has no symptoms. This is what has contributed to the high cases in the United States, over 1.6 million in 2016.