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Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
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Chlamydia Infection (Overview)

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.


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How common is it for a woman not to show symptoms of chlamydia infection?

How common is it for a woman not to show symptoms of chlamydia infection?

Very common.: A significant majority of women with chlamydia, a sexually transmitted infection, have no symptoms initially. Untreated though, chlamydia infections can lead to a serious condition called pelvic inflammatory disease, which can also cause infertility and increase the chance of ectopic pregnancy. If you've had unprotected sexual contact, or a new sexual partner, it's a good idea to get screened. ...Read more

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Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
1,156 doctors shared insights

Chlamydia Infection (Overview)

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.


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Treating Chlamydia (Checklist)

Notify all of your partners if diagnosed with chlamydia
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Take your medication exactly as directed
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Avoid intercourse for two weeks after treatment
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Chlamydia infection == how will I know who gave it to me?

Chlamydia infection == how will I know who gave it to me?

You can't: If you've had multiple sex partner's, there may be no way you can know for sure. The incubation period is about 1-3 weeks, though it can be longer in some people, since not everyone experiences symptoms. ...Read more

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Dr. Dale Tylor Dr. Tylor
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Treating an Ear Infection (Checklist)

Look for other sources of ear pain besides infection
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Ask doc if TMJ (spasm of muscles to jaw joint) is causing ear pain
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Know that middle ear fluid isn't necessarily infection
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Look for ear pain and ear drainage -- both signs of infection
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Can chlamydia infection cause an unsuccessful IVF?

Can chlamydia infection cause an unsuccessful IVF?

Yes: Chlamydia is a dangerous sexually transmitted infection. It can cause pelvic inflammatory disease if untreated which can negatively impact fertility. And yes, the bigger the delay in treatment the greater chance of fertility problems. ...Read more

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How do integrative doctors treat chlamydia infections?

How do integrative doctors treat chlamydia infections?

Umm: Hopefully appropriately, using evidence based medicine and ethics. Just what is an "integrative doctor, " anyway? Is that code for doesn't prescribe pharmaceuticals? Or code for not a real doctor but is trying hard? It should mean a licensed physician who evaluates every aspect of a patient when they practice their craft. ...Read more

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Treating a Kidney Infection (Checklist)

Call dr if you have fever or back pain. Kidney infections are serious
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Begin your antibiotic immediately and complete the entire course
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Drink plenty of fluids to stay well-hydrated and help flush infection
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Get plenty of rest and sleep to help your body fight the infection
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Can norfloxacin be used to treat a chlamydia infection?

Can norfloxacin be used to treat a chlamydia infection?

Sometimes: There are more resistant strains of chlamydia so not all are sensitive to the fluoroquinones. ...Read more

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Is it true that chlamydial conjunctivitis is treated the same as genital chlamydia infection?

Is it true that chlamydial conjunctivitis is  treated the same as genital chlamydia infection?

Yes: Chlamydial conjunctivitis should be treated systemically just like a genital chlamydial infection as they are often associated so systemic therapy is indicated. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
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Treating Eye Infections (Checklist)

Throw away any used contact lenses
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Do not occlude or cover eyes
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If you have pink eye, wash face towels with hot water separately
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What's the best treatment for rectal chlamydia infections?

Same as anywhere : Chlamydia respond to appropriate antibiotics regardless of the site of infection. ...Read more

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Dr. Gregory Lewis Dr. Lewis
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Treating a Bladder Infection (Checklist)

Ask your doctor about taking an antibiotic or a urine test
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Drink plenty of fluids to help dilute the urine and flush the bladder
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Avoid irritating fluids and food: caffeine, citrus, alcohol, spicy
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Take an over-the-counter analgesic for pain and to soothe bladder
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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for chlamydia infection?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for chlamydia infection?

Several choices: Presuming this is just an infection with a positive culture and not pelvic inflammation with pain and fever, the top current choices for oral treatment are doxycycline, azithromycin, erythromycin, ofloxacin, and levofloxacin. ...Read more

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Does 2 pills (taken saturday and monday) of azithromycin cure chlamydia infection?

Does 2 pills (taken saturday and monday) of azithromycin cure chlamydia infection?

Common treatment: Azithromycin 1gram total as an oral dose or Doxycycline 100mg orally twice daily for 7 days are two commonly used treatment to treat genital chlamydia infection in a nonpregnant woman. ...Read more

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Treating Clostridium Difficile Infection (Checklist)

Know it's a common complication of taking antibiotics
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Minimize use of broad spectrum antibiotics & stay out of hospitals
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Use probiotics to outcompete the clostridium difficile bacteria
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What are the most effective ways to prevent chlamydia infections?

What are the most effective ways to prevent chlamydia infections?

Condoms: Using condoms and limiting the number of sexual partners are two basic ways to avoid chlamydia. It is best to know if your sexual partner has a history of infections before you have sex. Always using condoms is a good idea if you are unsure of your partner's status. ...Read more

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Can chlamydia infection cause an unsuccessful IVF?

Yes: Chlamydia is a dangerous sexually transmitted infection. It can cause pelvic inflammatory disease if untreated which can negatively impact fertility. And yes, the bigger the delay in treatment the greater chance of fertility problems. ...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


Dr. Julie Abbott
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more