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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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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


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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?

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?

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

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How long does it take for chlamydia to damage the reproductive system to the point where the woman cannot have children in the future?

How long does it take for chlamydia to damage the reproductive system to the point where the woman cannot have children in the future?

Hard to say: It may begin to do so with the first infection in the first days or it may never cause any reproductive issues.Those who go undetected and untreated for the longest have the highest risk as do those who have repeated episodes. ...Read more

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If i take azithromycin 3 days before getting a pap test will that make chlamydia come up as a false negative due to the antibiotic in my system?

If i take azithromycin 3 days before getting a pap test will that make chlamydia come up as a false negative due to the antibiotic in my system?

Yes, possibly: Chlamydia tests usually remain positive for several days after treatment, but it might turn negative as soon as 3 days. Unless the azithromycin treatment is urgent, best to delay treatment until the chlamydia test is done. Or speak with the doctor or clinic about self collecting your chlamydia test now (vaginal swab or urine). The specimen will still be good if kept in a refrigerator for 3 days. ...Read more

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How long does a chlamydia test take?

How long does a chlamydia test take?

Quickly: The current chlamydia tests can be run in minutes in the clinic. Results should never take more than a day. ...Read more

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How long for test results for chlamydia for men?

How long for test results for chlamydia for men?

One day: The test for chlamydia dna can be completed the same day the specimen is submitted to the lab. ...Read more

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How long would it take chlamydia to show up on a test?

Depends: There are five tests for chlamydia. One, a culture can take three days. The others are rapid tests of varying degrees of accuracy. You and your doctor can decide which is appropriate in your circumstance. If positive, be sure to have all your consorts treated. See: http://www.Webmd.Com/sexual-conditions/chlamydia-tests. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for chlamydia to test positive if you have it?

How long is it supposed to it take for chlamydia to test positive if you have it?

It is positive if yo: It becomes positive as soon have the infection and the result canbe available within1 to 5 days depending on the test used. ...Read more

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If you tell your Dr that your partner has chlamydia can they treat you without a test?

It depends. : Physicians have a spectrum of different approaches to treatment based on association. One school of thought, when it comes to STI's, is that a generous approach to treatment of any symptomatic partner will help "stamp out" bad diseases. Many docs stringently require face-to-face prior to any medication. If you are pregnant, as per your profile, you should definitely see your OB with this question! ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take after you take the medicine to test negative for chlamydia?

7 days: It takes 7 days and you are adviced not to have sex for 7 days from the day you are treated.And your sex partners also need to be treated to prevent recurrences. ...Read more

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Hi my best friend took a test and tested positive for chlamydia. Should she tell her boyfriend?

Hi my best friend took a test and tested positive for chlamydia. Should she tell her boyfriend?

Yes: Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted disease. She should tell her partner and should not have sex with him until they have both been treated and waited an additional 2 weeks. If he is not treated, she could get it again. Chlamydia may affect her ability to get pregnant in the future because in some women it can block their tubes. ...Read more

Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
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Chlamydia Infection (Definition)

A sexually transmitted infection caused by a bacteria. Genital symptoms include burning on urination, vaginal or penile discharge, pain with sexual intercourse or ...Read more