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I was treated for chlamydia and gonorrhea. How long does it take for the treatments to work?

I was treated for chlamydia and gonorrhea. How long does it take for the treatments to work?

7-10 days: The standard treatments clear the infection in 1-2 days, but symptoms take longer to clear up. Discharge or painful urination usuallly start improving within 2 days, can take 7-10 days to be gone entirely. If things aren't clearing up this soon, return to your doctor to be rechecked. Don't resume sex until at least 7 days have passed, all symptoms are gone, and your partner (s) have been treated. ...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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What are short treatments for chlamydia?

What are short treatments for chlamydia?

2 grams: 2 grams of Azithromycin taken all in one dose is enough most of the time. ...Read more

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If tested positive for chlamydia and its found high in the blood what does it mean? Is the person suppose to get on a traetment right away?

You should.: This is likely an std or sexually transmitted disease, and if untreated, it can lead to urethritis, epididymitis, and lymphogranuloma venereum. It is treated with tetracycline or doxycycline. There are other forms like c. Psitticosis from birds and c. Pneumoniae from people that infects the lungs. See your doctor and get treated fast and tell your partner if is an std. ...Read more

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Are treatments the same for vaginal and anal chlamydia for a woman?

Are treatments the same for vaginal and anal chlamydia for a woman?

Yes: The treatment is basically the same and partner treatment is just as important. ...Read more

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Can a woman have chlamydia for 8 years and not know? Even though she is going through IVF treatments

Can a woman have chlamydia for 8 years and not know? Even though she is going through IVF treatments

Depends: If you've had a pap smear in the last 8 years, and you're sure they tested for chlamydia, and the test was negative, then it is a new issue. If you haven't been tested for chlamydia before, it's possible to carry it for that long without knowing. ...Read more

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Can you be immune to chlamydia after multiple infection and treatments?

Can you be immune to chlamydia after multiple infection and treatments?

Don't count on it: Chlamydia is an infectious disease that does not enter your blood and or ever stimulate the immune system to give immunity. It is more like strep throat than it would be the measles. Anytime you are exposed you may get it. Some men can carry it asymptotically for long periods. ...Read more

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If your affected with chlamydia can you spread it to your partner if You receive oral sex if so are there other treatments than antibiotics?

If your affected with chlamydia can you spread it to your partner if You receive oral sex if so are there other treatments than antibiotics?

Maybe and no: Did you have a positive test for chlamydia or otherwise think you have it? If so, you should not be having sex at all until treated or cured. That said, chlamydia doesn't take well to the mouth and throat, and your partner probably wouldn't be infected. But it could happen and your partner should be examined and tested. Only antibiotics will clear chlamydia; there are no other treatments. ...Read more

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My girlfriend is allergic to antibiotics and has chlamydia are there alternative treatments?

My girlfriend is allergic to antibiotics and has chlamydia are there alternative treatments?

More than one: It is a rare individual that would be allergic to all the antibiotics that can treat chlamydia. I would have her chec with her doc about options. ...Read more

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Burn at the tip of my penis what else can it be and is it serious? Had chlamydia three weeks ago been on three treatments did every test and came back negative what other possibilities are these

Burn at the tip of my penis what else can it be and is it serious? Had chlamydia three weeks ago been on three treatments did every test and came back negative what other possibilities are these

Yeast? Psych?: Already answered once. As discussed there, for sure it isn't chlamydia. Probably no STD at all. If I correctly recall, in your other question you said you tested negative for WBC in your urethra or urine, so probably no infection. Possibly yeast, esp if uncircumcised. Often this problem is psychological. Almost certainly not serious; you should resume sex with your regular partner if you have one. ...Read more

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Gonorrhea and chlamydia came back, I am now wondering if the antibiotic treatments have failed or if I have something else?

Gonorrhea and chlamydia came back, I am now wondering if the antibiotic treatments have failed or if I have something else?

Reinfection: The most common reason an std returns is because someone re-infected you. Your same partner or a new partner. If you have gonorrhea and chlamydia, all of your partner (s) needs to complete antibiotics too. There are some cases of antibiotic resistant gonorrhea, but those aren't widespread yet. Make sure that on your retreatment, both you and your partner (s) complete entire antibiotic therapy! ...Read more

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If 1g of azithromycin clears up chlamydia up but not all the way what other treatments should II try? Or should I get more grams of azithromycin?

See the doctor: Make sure you took all of your Azithromycin as directed. If you did, and you're still having symptoms, you could have been reinfected with chlamydia or have another different infection. Your doctor can retest you to see if you still have chlamydia, or any new infections. If necessary, he or she will give you the appropriate antibiotics. ...Read more

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Hello, Recently I have been diagnosed with chlamydia and I have been given 1 gr of Azithromycin 11 hours ago. My question is how likely to get chlamydia back if you had used the open package of lube before you get the threatment and after?

Hello, Recently I have been diagnosed with chlamydia and I have been given 1 gr of Azithromycin 11 hours ago. My question is how likely to get chlamydia back if you had used the open package of lube before you get the threatment and after?

Not likely: Chlamydia should not be living in a tube of personal lubricant. Many things are possible in life, but getting chlamydia this way would be very unlikely. If the infection recurs, there is likely another reason for the recurrence. ...Read more

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After taking the 2 pills to cure chlamydia how long does it take to fully work?

After taking the 2 pills to cure chlamydia how long does it take to fully work?

Give it 7 days: Per cdc sexually transmitted disease treatment guidelines : “persons treated for chlamydia should be instructed to abstain from sexual intercourse for 7 days after single-dose therapy or until completion of a 7-day regimen. Http://www. Cdc. Gov/std/treatment/2010/chlamydial-infections. Htm. ...Read more

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I took azithromycin for chlamydia on sept 21st. On oct 13th I took a test of cure and it was still positive. Did I wait too soon to take the test? Why didn't the anti biotics work?

I took azithromycin for chlamydia on sept 21st. On oct 13th I took a test of cure and it was still positive. Did I wait too soon to take the test? Why didn't the anti biotics work?

Abstnence: Abstinence and partner treatment eliminates failure. But azithro resistance bug possibility is there. See PMD for different and complete approach. ...Read more

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Hello. I was wondering if a z-pack would cure chlamydia? The single dose is 1g at once. But would the five day pack work as well?

Understanding med: This one will cure it. It is different from many antibiotics in its mechanics. Others you take daily for a long while because it doesn't stay in your system long enough to work unless you take it every day and sometimes several times a day. This one is absorbed into your bodies fat cells and leaks into the blood slowly over a week or more. Taken all at once (1gm) it works fine. ...Read more

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Can I take doxycycline hyclate 100mg, once a day for ten days to cure chlamydia? I only have 10 pills. Or by taking it twice a day for 5 days work faster

Can I take doxycycline hyclate 100mg, once a day for ten days to cure chlamydia? I only have 10 pills. Or by taking it twice a day for 5 days work faster

Seven days: The recommended treatment is twice daily for seven days. If you only have 10 pills, take one tablet twice a day until gone. You should also be checked for gonorrhea, HIV and syphilis, if you haven't been tested already, and you should notify anyone that you've had unprotected sex with that they should get tested also. ...Read more

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Can you take your birth control (junel fe) with azithromycin to cure (chlamydia)? Does it effect the azithromycin? Can it cause it not to work?

Other way around: Actually, the Azithromycin may affect the effectiveness of your birth control. You should use additional methods for the remainder of this pack. Good luck! ...Read more

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How likely is it that a chlamydia treatment doesn't work? I took the meds about 2 wks ago and having vaginal itching. Would like to rule that out...

How likely is it that a chlamydia treatment doesn't work? I took the meds about 2 wks ago and having vaginal itching. Would like to rule that out...

Treatment success: A single treatment with azithromycin (Zithromax) is usually sufficient. If you have intense itching then you may have a yeast infection, which can occur after taking antibiotics. ...Read more

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I was treated for Chlamydia but for some reason I still have a discharge. ..did the treatment not work?

Possible: Or re-infection? Did your sexual partner get treated as well? You can get a follow-up test to confirm cure. You did not mention if other things such as BV and/or gonorrhea was tested but those are not uncommon coinfections. ...Read more

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Doctors, can my treatment for chlamydia still work if I have had unprotected sex with my infected partner the same day?

Doctors, can my treatment for chlamydia still work if I have had unprotected sex with my infected partner the same day?

Recheck, Treat x 2.: Antibiotics start working an hour after taking them, Definitely a smarter move to have treatment for both partners. It is recommended to recheck and get treatment for both, and give the medicine a chance to finish the infection off. ...Read more

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I got treated for chlamydia 2 weeks ago but a few days after the treatment I got my period I use tampons not pads I was wondering if by using tampons I could have caused the treatment not to work?

I got treated for chlamydia 2 weeks ago but a few days after the treatment I got my period I use tampons not pads I was wondering if by using tampons I could have caused the treatment not to work?

No worries: Your infection was treated with oral medications so tampon use won't affect your treatment. Remember, your partners need to be treated also, don't get re-exposed by an untreated partner, & for piece of mind - get a test of cure a month after your rx. Don't forget to get screened for all of the possible stds (gonorrhea, syphilis, hiv, hepatitis, etc). Take care. ...Read more

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Would it be feasible if you get treated for chlamydia and it doesn't work?

Yes: Yes, especially if you miss doses of Doxycycline or have sexual activity with an infected partner. ...Read more

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Is there a good cure for chlamydia if 1 dose doesn't cure it?

Make sure: Usually the single dose is effective. It is also critical that any & every sexual partner of yours gets treated as well, and that you do not have unprotected intercourse with someone with the infection until both parties are treated. There are longer courses of treatment, usually a week of Doxycycline twice a day is very effective as well. ...Read more

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So amoxicillin doesn't cure chlamydia?

So amoxicillin doesn't cure chlamydia?

No: Chlamydia requires treatment with azithromycin, because it is what we call an atypical bacteria; Amoxicillin does nothing against it. ...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