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Doctor insights on: Can You Get Rid Of Chlamydia

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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 rid of chlamydia?

Please tell me how long it takes for to get rid of chlamydia?

Whether you take: Single dose treatment or a 7 day course of antibiotics - you should not have sex for a full 7 days (as you may infect a partner). ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of chlamydia?

What can I do to  get rid of chlamydia?

Antibiotics: Several antibiotics are effective against chlamydia infection. A patient with chlamydia or who was exposed to chlamydia, should see a doctor for a prescription antibiotic known to treat chlamydia. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to get rid of chlamydia without.Going to the doctors?

Is it possible for you to get rid of chlamydia without.Going to the doctors?

Not likely: Anything is possible but this std should be treated with prescription medication, and as importantly you should be extensively tested for other stds. When you have one, the risk of more than one is very real. ...Read more

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Do some women get rid of chlamydia on their own, or must everyone get antibiotics to cure it?

Do some women get rid of chlamydia on their own, or must everyone get antibiotics to cure it?

Need antibiotics: Not only do you need antibiotics to cure it but all partners you have had need to be treated. Left untreated chlamydia infections can lead to infertility due to scarring of the fallopian tubes. Also if not treated you will spread the infection to future partners. Males are often asymptomatic or only have brief symptoms of burning on urination. Untreated males will also spread the infection. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get rid of chlamydia which has been in your body for 2 years and has already caused fertility problems?

Is it possible to get rid of chlamydia which has been in your body for 2 years and has already caused fertility problems?

Yes: Chlamydia can be successfully treated and eliminated, but the damages done may not be reversible. ...Read more

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Can I still get rid of chlamydia in a week if I smoke marijuana recreationally?

Can I still get rid of chlamydia in a week if I smoke marijuana recreationally?

See your PCP: You and the chlamydia get high together. Chlamydia will not go away on its own, so it's important not to ignore the symptoms and to prevent future complications. See your PCP for proper chlamydia treatment and marijuana habit control. ...Read more

Chlamydia (Definition)

Chlamydia trachomatis is a sexually-transmittable bacterial infection that ...Read more