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How long before chlamydia causes pid?

How long before chlamydia causes pid?

Chlamadia: About 50 % of chlamadia infection is asymptomatic and so it is hard to say when someone got the infection. However if treated on time along with gonorrhea may not get pid, but if lower abdominal pain sets in, pain during coitus or pain during or after menstruation in pt with chlamadia, suggest pid and should be treated immediately. ...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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Could the single dose of zithromax cure chlamydia and PID at the same time?

Could the single dose of zithromax cure chlamydia and PID at the same time?

PID: No. PID is usually polymicrobial - more than one organism involved in infection. Zithromax only covers the Chlamydia. You also need an antibiotic that would cover Gonorrhoea, and some clinicians would also use Flagyl to cover for anaerobic organisms. Zithromax alone is not adequate for PID. ...Read more

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I'm wondering can the single dose of zithromax cure chlamydia and PID at the same time?

I'm wondering can the single dose of zithromax cure chlamydia and PID at the same time?

PID: No. A single dose, 1 gram, of Azithromycin, is acceptable treatment for chlamydia. PID, however, is often polymicrobial - caused by more than one bacteria - and, as such, one needs other antibiotics, as well. PID is a serious infection and should be treated by your provider. ...Read more

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Tested for postive for chlamydia .Concer about PID was also to my cervix inflamed. What are medcation u recommend doc should give for chlamydia n pid

Antibiotics: Azithromycin 1 gram orally for chlamydia (if not allergic) for pid- Ceftriaxone 250 intramuscular injection plus Azithromycin 1 gram orally once a week for 2 weeks your doctor should be able to tell if its just an infection of your cervix or pid. ...Read more

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I had chlamydia and PID when i had my pap done. Could this cause it to come back with lpil mild dysplasia. Dysplasia runs in my family too.

I had chlamydia and PID when i had my pap done. Could this cause it to come back with lpil mild dysplasia. Dysplasia runs in my family too.

Yes, but the reason : Pid and chlamydia are both sexually transmitted diseases. Lgsil is caused by hpv, also a sexually transmitted disease. Therefore, if you have one form of std, you could easily have another. Dyslasia is not inherited. However, you should use condoms and barrier methods of contraception to prevent stds--and perhaps talk to potential partners before sex so you don't get another infection. Safe sex! ...Read more

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Could chlamydia or PID (pelvic inflammatory disease) cause infertility and scarring?

Could chlamydia or PID (pelvic inflammatory disease) cause infertility and scarring?

PID: If untreated 10 to 15% of women with chlamydia may develop pelvic inflammatory disease (pid). Pid may start developing within weeks to months of infection. Or it may take longer in others. This can damage the fallopian tubes ; uterus ; result in infertility, ectopic pregnancy ; chronic pelvic pain. ...Read more

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Help can chlamydia or PID (pelvic inflammatory disease) cause infertility and scarring?

Help can chlamydia or PID (pelvic inflammatory disease) cause infertility and scarring?

There can be,depends: The germs can travel up into your fallopian tubes and cause inflammation ; scarring that might prevent a natural pregnancy or place you at risk of a tubal pregnancy in the future. Early recognition and treatment with antibiotics may limit the damage.Your obgyn can explain the limitations of tests available to study the effect on your system. ...Read more

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In case that chlamydia caused PID with damage to the fallopian tubes, is getting pregnant next to impossible?

In case that chlamydia caused PID with damage to the fallopian tubes, is getting pregnant next to impossible?

Not impossible.: Chlamydia / pid can reduce your fertility but effect is hard to predict. Really depends upon the severity of the infection and location of scarring. There are two fallopian tubes and all it takes is one egg. All is not lost. ...Read more

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How long does it take for chlamydia to cause pid?

How long does it take for chlamydia to cause pid?

that's very variable: Damage may start quickly in some females (weeks to months) and longer in others. ...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