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A 43-year-old member asked:

how long does it take for zithromax to cure chlamydia and does it also cure pelvic inflammatory disease?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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See below: It probably takes a few days for all the chlamydia to be killed by the zithromax. It would not be enough to treat pid, however. You would need to take antibiotics that cover gram positive and gram negative and anaerobic bacteria.
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Two weeks: Most providers recommend avoiding intercourse for two weeks after treatment followed by a rest to make sure the infection has resolved. Zithromax can be used as part of the treatment for PID along with other medications.

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Is it normal to have pelvic pain in the 2nd trimester?

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Yes: I hate to call pain "normal" but it is very common. If the pain is accompanied by vaginal bleeding, you should contact your doctor right away. Some causes of pelvic pain are treatable: such as bladder infections, low back pain, etc. Some seem to be related to pelvic pressure due to vascular congestion or stretching of scar tissue (adhesions) from previous surgeries.
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A 32-year-old member asked:

Which gives more accurate test results when testing for chlamydia: the urine sample or the cervical swab?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Both good: Both are reasonably good tests. The urine sample has the advantage of allowing patients to get checked without subjecting themselves to a pelvic exam which deters some people.
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How does sex affect the male based on vagina sizes and muscle tone?

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A 30-year-old member asked:

Have strep throat. Will zpac work on it?

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Yes: Either penicillin or zithromax is good for strep throat.

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