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How long to treat chlamydia?

How long to treat chlamydia?

Usually 1 to 7: Days depending on antibiotic choice. Should not be sexually active until treated for at least 7 days. ...Read more

Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
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Chlamydia Infection (Definition)

Chlamydia infection is a sexually transmitted infection caused by a bacteria. Genital symptoms include burning on urination, vaginal or penile discharge, pain with sexual intercourse or no symptoms at all. In many patients without symptoms, chlamydial infections can spread upwards into the abdomen and cause serious complications due to scarring. Newborns can acquire chlamydial eye infection from birth ...Read more


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How long does it take for chlamydia to go away after being treated?

How long does it take for chlamydia to go away after being treated?

About 7 days: It takes 7 days after the treatment to be cured and you can resume sex, as long as both partners are treated.Otherwise the recurrences may happen. ...Read more

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If I had chlamydia twice not sure how long but not treated does that mean I won't be able to have kids ?

If I had chlamydia twice not sure how long but not treated does that mean I won't be able to have kids ?

Maybe,maybe not: You may have had little effect or lots.Early treatment always improves your ability to reduce damage.The germ can travel up into your fallopian tubes and cause inflammation & scaring that might prevent a natural pregnancy or place you at risk of a tubal pregnancy in the future. Time will tell. Discuss it with your obgyn for specific risks based on your own exam. ...Read more

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3 long term partners have given me chlamydia, all 3 times I was treated early. Am I still able to have more children?

3 long term partners have given me chlamydia, all 3 times I was treated early. Am I still able to have more children?

Here are some ...: Known to most, if not all, most of men / women infected with chlamydia trachomatis are its carriers with no symptoms despite of treatment. Yes, you can have more children as long as you're treated and can conceive. More detail? Ask your gyn-doc. ...Read more

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Are there long term reproductive effects of chlamydia if it is treated right away?

Are there long term reproductive effects of chlamydia if it is treated right away?

Yes: Sometimes fallopian tube occlusion (blockage) occurs because of a delay in a positive test after the contact.If pregnancy will be attempted and fails, the fallopian tubes can be checked for patency(openness). ...Read more

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After being treated for chlamydia, how long does it take for side effects to go away?

After being treated for chlamydia, how long does it take for side effects to go away?

7 days: It depends on the treatment.If you took 2 grms of zithromax it will take approx. 7 days for cure to take place as well as the side effects if any like diarrhea and abdominal cramps. ...Read more

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How long is 2x500mg (single dose 1g) actively working in your system to treat Chlamydia?

How long is 2x500mg (single dose 1g) actively working in your system to treat Chlamydia?

7-10 days: Probably you are referring to azithromycin. A single 1 gram dose (=2x500mg) is standard treatent for chlamydia. It works so well because it's very long acting: the azithromycin will remain in your system for 7-10 days. Make sure partner(s) also treated. Talk to your doctor about retesting, recommended routinely after about 3 months, to detect rare treatment failure and occasional reinfection. ...Read more

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My girlfriend had chlamydia 3 years ago not sure how long and again for 3 months but got it treated can she still have babies ?

My girlfriend had chlamydia 3 years ago not sure how long and again for 3 months but got it treated can she still have babies ?

Maybe: This germ can strike the sensitive areas within your Fallopian tubes and make your chance of natural conception less likely. It also increases chance of a dangerous tubal pregnancy. Your obgyn can do some testing to see if these have been effected. If they have, and you still have healthy ovaries, you could have kids using the assistance of ivf to bypass the problem. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with chlamydia and i was treated for it i no longer have it me and my mate are trying to have a baby but nothing happens?

I was diagnosed with chlamydia and  i was treated for it i no longer have it me and my  mate  are trying to have a baby but nothing  happens?

Likely unrelated but: As long as the chlamydia was quickly caught and treated, it should not be a complicating factor. However, having it signals there could be other complications and risks. If it was a simple case though the cause for infertility may lie elsewhere. Talk to your physician. A thorough history will usually find the issue, and it may be treatable. ...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