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Doctor insights on: Chlamydial Infection Symptoms

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For how long will a chlamydial infection last?

For how long will a chlamydial infection last?

It will not go away: It will not go away if untreated and can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease (which will cause infertility). Chlamydia is treated with antibiotics. There are two recommended regimens, and several alternate regimens. Antibiotics, including Azithromycin and doxycycline, are generally prescribed to treat chlamydia. Patients should wait until the chlamydia has been completely cured before engaging in. ...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


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I had a medication for chlamydial infection then i found pus cells in urine analysis 10-12 hpf , is that normal ?

I had a medication for chlamydial infection then i found pus cells in urine analysis 10-12 hpf , is that normal ?

See below: White cells in urinalysis (aka pyuria) in a female can be due to a number of factors. May represent contamination of the urine sample from vaginal cells, or; residual, resolving irritation and inflammation from treatment of recent infection, or; infection (new, persistent, or recurrent) involving urinary tract (UTI) or vagina (vaginitis) with or w/o symptoms. Suggest repeat appropriate cultures. ...Read more

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Can symptoms of chlamydia infection show up after many years?

Can symptoms of chlamydia infection show up after many years?

Yes: Chlamydia infection can be without symptoms in many women. Internal scarring and fallopian tube damage may occur. Sometimes that scarring can later lead to infertility and/ or pain. ...Read more

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Can symptoms of chlamydia infection show up after many partners?

Can symptoms of chlamydia infection show up after many partners?

Of course: Chlamydia can linger for a long time without causing any symptoms. This is how it is spread around so easily when people have intercourse without condoms. Get tested if you are at risk. ...Read more

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

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

Pretty common: Chlamydia infections usually cause symptoms in males - usually at least burning with urination. It is unlikely but not impossible to have infection without symptoms - if you have concerns you should be tested....And change the behaviour that puts you at risk. ...Read more

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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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Can symptoms of chlamydia infection show up after many years? If so, what are they?

Can symptoms of chlamydia infection show up after many years? If so, what are they?

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

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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?

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

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Is it possible that my chlamydia infection will go away with another treatment if the first treatment simply made the symptoms worse?

Not necessarily: It is possible that your chlamydia infection is either resistant to the treatment or there may also be another infection also present as well. Please have this rechecked by your doctor ...Read more

Dr. Janice Alexander
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Infection (Definition)

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