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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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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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Is impotence common after a chlamydia infection?

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Is impotence common after a chlamydia infection?

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

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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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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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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 long does azythromycin fight a chlamydia infection?

How long does azythromycin fight a chlamydia infection?

Week or more: A single dose of this medication is absorbed by the body and distributed to various sites.It remains at detectable levels in the blood for more than a week, which is usually adequate to eliminate active chlamydia. ...Read more

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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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Can norfloxacin be used for treating a chlamydia infection?

Can norfloxacin be used for treating a chlamydia infection?

Chlamydia Treatment: Azitromycin, erythromycin, Doxycycline and levofloxaci/ofloxacin can all be used to treat chlamydia infection of the cervix. Norfloxacin is similar to levofloxaci/ofloxacin but it has not been recommended for this purpose. ...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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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 ?

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

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What treatment is recommended if two rounds of Azythromycin (1g) and 14-days of Doxycycline haven't cleared up vaginal Chlamydia infection?

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

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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

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

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My friend was prescribed Zithromax for suspected Chlamydia infection and he was then prescribed another gram when treatment failed. Is this normal?

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

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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?

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

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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

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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?

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

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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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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


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Chlamydia Infection (Definition)

A sexually transmitted infection caused by a bacteria. Genital symptoms include burning on urination, vaginal or penile discharge, pain with sexual intercourse or ...Read more