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Should I be in pain after a Chlamydia test?
I went to the sex clinic today, because I felt it was about time for a general check up. I did a blood test for HIV and a swab test for Chlamydia, i had no symptoms before going.
On inserting the swab, I immediately had a burning feeling down there in my vaginal area.....? Ive done swab tests before and have never been as uncomfortable as I was today. Since doing the swab I have had excruciating burning pain every time I pee. Why did I have no symptoms before and then suddenly develop them after swabbing????
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Hi, the swab could have injured your urethra. If it happened during the test then it must be test related. Maybe the swab stick had a sharp point on it.
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Thank you for your response. I honestly dont feel that I scratched myself as I inserted the swab, but I guess its possible. Is there some kind of ointment, acid, fluid that they put on the swab to detect Chlamydia? Could I have reacted to that perhaps?
Its over 24 hrs now since I did the test and the burning is much better, but it is still there. I have been drinking copies amounts of water, Cranberry juice, Cranberry tablets and have thoroughly washed myself, in the hope that whatever the irritation is it will be flushed out soon. I realize that such remedies are useless if it is indeed Chlamydia. If it lasts another 24hrs I will go to a GP.
Otherwise do you think I am right to wait for the results of my swab, before running off to do more tests?

Naturally I am pretty anxious that I am carrying Chlamydia. I have had Cystitis a few times now and am worried that I might have been naive and mistaken the symptoms of Chlamydia for those of Cystitis.
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