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How Long Does It Take For Chlamydia Pills To 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
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
You Need to wait: At least 7 days after start of treatment (or wait until completion of treatment if that period is longer) before you can have sexual activity. ...Read more
My girlfriend is pregnant and she was recently given pills tuesday for a chlamydia infection how long does it take for it to cure completely?
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
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
If I take azithromycin 500mg 1 pill on saturday (3rd) and the other pill on the next monday (5th), do they still work to clear infection for chlamydia?
Chlamydia Testing: Prevention and annual gc/chlamydia screening are important consideration for any sexually active woman wanting to preserve fertility. The majority of women I see with blocked fallopian tubes never were aware that they had a prior infection as evidenced by blood testing for antibodies. ...Read more
A few days: Anywhere from 2-3 days or up to 7-10 days. ...Read more
2 weeks: You will probably still test positive for a couple of weeks after taking antibiotics. But your symptoms should improve more rapidly than that. Azithromycin and Doxycycline are both highly effective at curing chlamydia, but we still recommend a follow up test in three months due to the risk of reinfection. ...Read more
How long does it take for chlamydia to cause infertility, I have had it since august and it is now november?
Unpredictable: You are correct that chlamydia can cause infertility by scarring down the fallopian tubes. In most cases though it will not. Which cases will cause infertility and which will not is unpredictable. The key is to take care of yourself, get treated and protect yourself to avoid catching it again in the future. ...Read more
How long does it take for chlamydia to turn into p.I.D? I've had chlamydia before when I was pregnant at age 17.
Hard to say: It is well known that stds such as chlamydia, especially in long standing infections, can lead to pid; however, pid ranges from subclinical and asymptomatic to severe, so it is impossible to give a time line because 1) many patients don't even realize they have pid and 2) the progression will depend on host immune system function. If you are concerned, you can be checked for active disease. ...Read more
How long does it take for chlamydia to damage the reproductive system to the point where the woman cannot have children in the future?
Hard to say: It may begin to do so with the first infection in the first days or it may never cause any reproductive issues. Those who go undetected and untreated for the longest have the highest risk as do those who have repeated episodes. ...Read more
PID and STDs: Chlamydia/gonorrhea are two sexually transmitted bacterial infections that can result in pid if not treated. Chlamydia causes tube injury at a slower rate than gonorrhea. Nonetheless, any patient who thinks she may have been infected should seek testing. Testing is easy to perform and painless. Pid may lead to infertility, chronic pelvic pain or tubal pregnancy. Remember, protection= safe sex! ...Read more
How long does it take for chlamydia symptoms in throat to appear if I've given or received oral sex or have had vaginal sex with an infected person?
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