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Can chlamydia come back even after both of us have been treated?

Can chlamydia come back even after both of us have been treated?

Should have TOC: A "test of cure" should be done to make sure that your chlamydia has been cured before you have sex with each other again. If you have both had negative tests and then chlamydia comes back, it is likely that someone is having sex outside of your relationship. ...Read more

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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Once treated for chlamydia does it come back?

Once treated for chlamydia does it come back?

Reinfection: You can be reinfected. If it is not properly treated initially the symptoms may return. Sexual partners should both be treated at the same time for chlamydia. ...Read more

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After having chlamydia for the first time and being treated.. Can it come back even if me and my partner are protecting ourselves?

After having chlamydia for the first time and being treated.. Can it come back even if me and my partner are protecting ourselves?

Treating Chlamydia: If you are appropriately treated and you have no new exposures the infection cannot come back. But, if your partner or you are not fully treated before resuming your relationship then yes, you can get re-infected. ...Read more

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I was treated for chlamydia 2 years ago and was checked after 3 months and it was gone. Is it possible it has come back on its own?

I was treated for chlamydia 2 years ago and was checked after 3 months and it was gone. Is it possible it has come back on its own?

Chlamydia: No, it does not come back on its own. We know that your initial infection was successfully treated by getting a negative 3 months after taking your medicine. If you have ben tested and are positive again, then this is a new infection that you got from a partner. BOTH of your will need to be treated. ...Read more

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Had chlamydia a couple of months ago & was treated.Haven't had sex of any kind since, can it come back?

Had chlamydia a couple of months ago & was treated.Haven't had sex of any kind since, can it come back?

Yes: This is the kind of infection you can get multiple times, as you develop no immunity.Any exposure to a carrier source can bring on a new infection.Once treated and cured, it does not re-emerge on it's own. ...Read more

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My boyfriend went to get tested for STD and he came positive for chlamydia. If he got treated can it come back?

My boyfriend went to get tested for STD and he came positive for chlamydia. If he got treated can it come back?

Recurrent chlamydia: Chlamydia can come back after successful treatment because the body does not build up immunity. Chlamydia treatment (antibiotics) are usually quite successful so recurrence suggests re-infection. Same thing is true for gonorrhea and syphilis which can be successfully treated and reacquired. Herpes and HIV are present for life after initial infection. ...Read more

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I'm curious if chlamydia can come back on its own. I had it in Aug 2013,after meds got a retest. Came back neg. just curious if it comes back

I'm  curious if chlamydia can come back on its own. I had it in Aug 2013,after meds got a retest. Came back neg. just curious if it comes back

Not really: When it is appropriately treated it is killed off. However, any re-exposure can bring it back.Some people can carry the germ for prolonged periods with no symptoms and pass it to their partners. ...Read more

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Can a chlamydia test come back false positive?

Can a chlamydia test come back false positive?

I guess.: Laboratory errors are not unheard of; a repat test can clear up the confusion. ...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