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A 19-year-old female asked:

will chlamydia medication still work if taken within a week after exposure (before it shows up on a urine test at two weeks) ?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Aaron Neisen
Family Medicine 6 years experience
Yes: Patients who have been exposed to an STI and are prescribed treatment with an appropriate antibiotic regimen will benefit from that treatment if they have the infection even if the test isn’t positive.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Other STIs: About 25% of the people who get Chlamydia, also get gonorrhea. It would be prudent to see your doctor and get tested for other sexually transmitted infections. Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. Get HPV vaccine

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A 23-year-old female asked:

I have chlamydia and suspect I may have pid, will the zithromax prescribed cure PID if I have it, or do I need to go back to the doctor to be checked?

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Period is 4wks late..Iv had pregnancy symptoms but neg blood&urine. Could it still be pregnancy? Waist increased 1inch since last week.

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Dr. Adam Newman
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Unlikely: If all testing negative, i doubt it. You may have simply not ovulated last cycle and that is why you are so late. Are your periods normally regular? Check with your obgyn and good luck.

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