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Chlamydia Infection In Children
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
No: Impotence (erectile dysfunction) is pretty common regardless of whether you have an infection or not. I'm not aware of any link between sexually transmitted diseases and ed. However, I can picture a situation where one develops ed after having caught an std. Why? Because you're afraid to catch another one. But aside from that fear, infection doesn't cause ed. Ps always wear a condom to lower risk. ...Read more
Does a previous chlamydia infection put me at greater risk of catching it again? Or catching any other STDs? I was treated and am completely clean now
No: A previous chlamydia infection does not make a person more susceptible to future chlamydia infections. However, it is important to ensure that your partner is tested/treated to ensure that reinfection does not occur. In addition, barrier contraception (condoms) can help to prevent STD transmission. ...Read more
How long does it usually take for one dose of 1, 000 mg Azithromycin to clear up a RECTAL Chlamydia infection? I still have minor symptoms 11 days later after taking Azithromycin. Should I re-check?
Seven days: You should not have sex again until you and your sex partner (s) have completed treatment. If your doctor prescribes a single dose of medication, you should wait seven days after taking the medicine before having sex. If your doctor prescribes a medicine for you to take for seven days, you should wait until you have taken all of the doses before having sex. I think you should get rechecked. ...Read more
I have taken 4 x 250g of azithromycin for chlamydia infection, and had a episode of diarrhoea 6 and 1/2 hours later, is it still effective?
Side Effect: It's likely that the diarrhea you experienced was a side effect of the azithromycin so you should be fine, although I am sorry you had to go through that, that's never fun. If you find you are still experiencing symptoms of the chlamydia then talk to your doctor about other treatment options. ...Read more
Hello, I just took a 1 gram powder from of azithromycin for chlamydia infection but vomited within 30min to an hr of taking should I be perscibed more?
Get re-treated: Unfortunately, azithromycin can be quite irritating to the stomach and intestines and sometimes causes nausea and vomiting. Research has shown that with vomiting later than 30 minutes, enough drug is retained to cure chlamydia. But up to 30 minutes, re-treatment is necessary. Ask your doctor about getting pills instead of the powder form; or use doxycycline, which requires 7 days treatment. ...Read more
I took single dose of doxycycline (100g) for 3 months (acne). If I had chlamydia infection would this cure it or should I get tested?
You need two: You normally need two drugs to treat it adequately... http://www. Cdc. Gov/std/treatment/2010/gonococcal-infections. Htm#dual. ...Read more
I'm taking doxycycline for a possible chlamydia infection, will it still be effective if I drink alcohol during the one-week regimen?
I've taken 2 Azithromycin 500mg tablets for my diagnosed Chlamydia infection. How long do I have to wait until it's safe to have sex again?
A week, usually: Standard advice is to wait a week, and until any synmptoms have completely cleared up -- which also takes about a week. For sure no sex with new partners before then. However, if you and your partner have both been treated for chlamydia and your symptoms are improving, sex together before a week probably woudln't hurt anything. All recent partners need treatment, of course. ...Read more
My friend was prescribed Zithromax for suspected Chlamydia infection and he was then prescribed another gram when treatment failed. Is this normal?
Hard to say: One of the primary reasons for treatment failure is the wrong diagnosis which led to ineffective treatment. You say "suspected"chlamydia".This agent shares symptoms with other germs, and retreating the wrong condition with an otherwise effective med is odd. I would want to confirm the diagnosis. Another possibility is continued exposure to an untreated partner with re-infection. ...Read more
What treatment is recommended if two rounds of Azythromycin (1g) and 14-days of Doxycycline haven't cleared up vaginal Chlamydia infection?
Partner checked?: It would seem highly unlikely that the infection is not cured if you've gone through this therapy. This raises the possibility that you got reinfected??? or it is NOT just Chlamydia - perhaps something that hasn't yet been diagnosed (like Mycoplasma). Or the germ is resistant-but that's the least probable of the 3. Hopefully an Infectious Diseases specialist can help you, if you're not seeing one. ...Read more
CHLAMIDIA: A dna probe urethral swab.Get a more detailed answer ›
Sexual transmitted: Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted disease. Both men and women can get this disease. It is caused by a bacteria that can infect the urethra (what we pee out of), causing pain, especially when urinating) and often a brown, foul-smelling discharge from the penis or vagina. It is easily treated with antibiotics. Untreated, it can cause bladder and uterus infections, and even sterility. ...Read more
Unfortunately, yes.: Blacks/african americans are disproportionately affected by chlamydia, a sexually transmitted infection. 2010 cdc data shows the rate for black/african american men and women is 1, 167.5 cases per 100, 000 people, american indians/alaskan natives is 592.8 cases per 100, 000, hispanic/latinos is 369.6 cases per 100, 000, and white/caucasian is 138.7 cases per 100, 000. ...Read more
No: You don't create the infection as much as you catch it & pass it on. Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted infection/disease that is pre-existing and passed from sexual partner to sexual partner unless antibiotics are given or a condom is worn. That's why regardless of whether the female is taking a birth control pill or not, we always recommend that the male partner wear a condom each & every time. ...Read more
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
Yes, after many years: Non-symptomatic in majority of women. May develop vaginal bleeding, abdominal pain, urinary frequency oe pain with sex. Often undetected for years & then may cause pelvic inflammatory disease (pid) which causes pelvic pain and infertility from blocked fallopian tubes. Men tend to develop urethritis, urethral discharge and epididymitis. Both partners need treatment with antibiotics if 1 is infected. ...Read more
Had a chlamydia infection about 2 years ago. Got treated and am now fine. Any chances this infection can cause health problems in the future or no?
Rectal symptoms: Rectal pain, pain on defecation, and rectal bleeding or discharge. Remember that some anal chlamydia, especially in gay men, is due to a type of chlamydia called lymphogranuloma venereum (lgv), which requires a longer course of treatment than standard chlamydia. Not all labs can tell the difference. ...Read more
Get confirmed/meds: This is a STD that may or may not travel with other STD's at the same encounter. Confirmation is often done with urine or a swab that detects the genes of chlamydia, but can also detect gonorrhea. Blood tests can screen for others. There are several antibiotic preparations that can cure it & some other STD's. Many family planning, community clinics provide treatment services if access is a problem ...Read more
After treating recurrent pelvic infection due to chlamydia, infection till not clear because I have had chlamydia 18 years. Shall I cure in future?
Chlamydia: Do not know how you were treated or the rest of your medical history, but there seems to be a good possibility that you have repeatedly been reinfected. Has your sexual partner been treated? ...Read more
Unlikely: Unlikely.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is it possible to have had PID caused by a past unknown/untreated chlamydia infection but not know you had pid?
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
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