A 24-year-old male asked:
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been on doxycycline monohydrate for 10 days for an urethral infection. i've finished them but still have mild symptoms. am i still infected?

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Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Can't tell: Inflammation may last for a few days after the bacteria have been eliminated but then the drug might not have killed all of the bacteria. Thus if the problem persists for more than another week or gets worse, contact the doctor again.
Answered on Jan 16, 2014
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Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Possibly: But symptoms due to inflammation may persist after the organisms have been eliminated. If this was due to chlamydia there are strains reported with resistance to tetracycline derivatives. If symptoms persist or worsen go back and be seen again. Good luck.
Answered on Jan 19, 2014
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