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Any test that can tell how long chlamydia been in your system?

Any test that can tell how long chlamydia been in your system?

No: Unfortunately not. The tests only confirm that you have an std and need treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
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Chlamydia Infection (Definition)

Chlamydia infection is a sexually transmitted infection caused by a bacteria. Genital symptoms include burning on urination, vaginal or penile discharge, pain with sexual intercourse or no symptoms at all. In many patients without symptoms, chlamydial infections can spread upwards into the abdomen and cause serious complications due to scarring. Newborns can acquire chlamydial eye infection from birth ...Read more


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Please tell me how long it takes for to get chlamydia test results back?

A day or so: The test can be done the same day the specimen is submitted, however, the lab may not do the test every day, in which case it would depend on how often the lab runs the test. ...Read more

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How long does chlamydia medicine stay in your system?

Depends: There are several medicine that are active against chlamydia. Azithromycin is the more popular one and it last in your body 10 days that's why it can be given as a single dose treatment. The others are less longer acting and can vary from anywhere from 6 to 24 hours from the last dose you took. ...Read more

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How long does it take for the chlamydia tablet to work in your system?

You need to : Complete treatment and wait for at least 7 days for the medication to be fully effective and for you to have sex. ...Read more

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How long does it take chlamydia to start damaging the reproductive system?

How long does it take chlamydia to start damaging the reproductive system?

Unsure: We know that when women have surgery and tubal damage is found, that very often chlamydia is found in the fallopian tubes. Because chlamydia usually has no symptoms in women, we typically don't know how long it has been present before the damage started. ...Read more

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How long is 2x500mg (single dose 1g) actively working in your system to treat Chlamydia?

How long is 2x500mg (single dose 1g) actively working in your system to treat Chlamydia?

7-10 days: Probably you are referring to azithromycin. A single 1 gram dose (=2x500mg) is standard treatent for chlamydia. It works so well because it's very long acting: the azithromycin will remain in your system for 7-10 days. Make sure partner(s) also treated. Talk to your doctor about retesting, recommended routinely after about 3 months, to detect rare treatment failure and occasional reinfection. ...Read more

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How long does it take chlamydia to clear your system after taking a antibiotic?

How long does it take chlamydia to clear your system after taking a antibiotic?

ONE TO TWO WEEKS: After taking the full course of antibiotics like 2 gram of azithromycine it may take 1to2 weeks to clear the infection completely and one should refrain from vaginal or oral sex for two weeks after the treatment is completed. ...Read more

Chlamydia (Definition)

Chlamydia is a curable sexually transmitted infection that is caused by the bacteria chlamydia trachomatis. This bacteria infects mucous membranes of the urethra, vagina, cervix, anus, rectum, eyelid, and throat. Chlamydia may be asymptomatic but some patients experience pain or burning during urination, nausea, fever, vaginal discharge, ...Read more