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how long can chlamydia stay in your system

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jessica Khan
31 years experience Infectious Disease
Depends: There are several medicine that are active against chlamydia. Azithromycin is the more popular one and it last in your body 10 days that's why it can ... Read More

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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Pua
14 years experience Internal Medicine
NO: The chlamydia test only signifies active disease. You'd have to know or have a history of testing or a history of symptoms.
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Dr. Miguel Cano
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Unfortunately not. The tests only confirm that you have an std and need treatment.
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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Chlamydia: No. Tests will only show active disease.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
You need to : Complete treatment and wait for at least 7 days for the medication to be fully effective and for you to have sex.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
ONE TO TWO WEEKS: After taking the full course of antibiotics like 2 gram of azithromycine it may take 1to2 weeks to clear the infection completely and one should refra ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Females: If untreated 10 to 15% of women with chlamydia will develop pelvic inflammatory disease (pid). Pid may start developing within weeks to months of infe ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Denise Elser
Specializes in Gynecology
Unsure: We know that when women have surgery and tubal damage is found, that very often chlamydia is found in the fallopian tubes. Because chlamydia usually h ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bryan Treacy
34 years experience Gynecology
Variable: This is variable for some but generally 5-7 days. A single dose such as this usually cures chlamydia and is one of the CDC recommendations. However, m ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hillsman
43 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Chlamydia: This question s/b directed to a ob/gyn.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Hard to say: It may begin to do so with the first infection in the first days or it may never cause any reproductive issues.Those who go undetected and untreated f ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Get re-tested: Go back to the MD & lab and get re-tested for Chlamydia. The test result will determine if additional medication is necessary or not. In the inte ... Read More
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