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Why is diagnosing and treating chlamydia infections difficult in women?

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Dr. Katherine Sutherland
Gynecology 44 years experience
Minimal symptoms: Chlamydia can be a silent disease. There may be no symptoms at all for many months. The best way to make the diagnosis is by doing a PCR test for chlamydia at routine exams or whenever an exposure may have occurred due to sex without condoms. Treatment with Azithromycin or Doxycycline is generally effective.
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Dr. John Nesbitt
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Urology 42 years experience
No symptoms: Chlamydia infections may be asymptomatic in up to 75% of women who are infected.
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