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A 38-year-old member asked:

I was treated for chlamydia and gonorrhea. how long does it take for the treatments to work?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
7-10 days: The standard treatments clear the infection in 1-2 days, but symptoms take longer to clear up. Discharge or painful urination usuallly start improving within 2 days, can take 7-10 days to be gone entirely. If things aren't clearing up this soon, return to your doctor to be rechecked. Don't resume sex until at least 7 days have passed, all symptoms are gone, and your partner(s) have been treated.

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Last updated May 23, 2019

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