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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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Can you get treated for chlamydia without a test?

Can you get treated for chlamydia without a test?

Why?: While sometime we would treat for a condition without getting the final, definite diganosis - since the potential benefit outweighs any risk that can be caused by the treatment. And symptoms of Chlamydia can be similiar to several other infections and each requires different treatment so I still out suggest getting tested to determine the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Could sex with my partner while being treated for chlamydia stop us from being cured?

Could sex with my partner while being treated for chlamydia stop us from being cured?

Quite possibly: The chlamydia can be spread back and forth between partners - wait at least 7 days (with either one week or one dose treatment). ...Read more

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Is it possible for chlamydia to reemerge after you have been treated and tested negative afterwards?

Is it possible for chlamydia to reemerge after you have been treated and tested negative afterwards?

Usually not: Usually not but you can be reinfected with chlamydia if you are still having unprotected sex. ...Read more

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In order, what are the most effective and preferred drugs used to treat Chlamydia? What are their required dosages?

In order, what are the most effective and preferred drugs used to treat Chlamydia? What are their required dosages?

Chlamydia: I would see a doctor, get a definitive diagnosis of Chlamydia, since other STD's have similar symptoms. Treatment will require a prescription; there is nothing OTC. ...Read more

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I have had chlamydia for 11 months and i just got treated, me and my boyfriend have been trying for a baby for 5 months could something be wrong?

I have had chlamydia for 11 months and i just got treated, me and my boyfriend have been trying for a baby for 5 months could something be wrong?

Maybe: Chlamydia can cause infertility by blocking the tubes, but 1) you're not necessarily infertile; 2) there are many causes of infertility. If you keep failing i suggest you see an OB in a couple of months. ...Read more

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I had chlamydia for 6 to 7 months buy i got it treated and its cured but im trying to get pregunt I have been trying for 5 months and nothing what's wr?

If you were : Treated then it's likely not from that. The chances of pregnancy are about 20% per month, look up ovulation and make sure u r familiar with this concept. You could check an ovulation predictor kit but my guess is that u will b fine. We don't consider workup unless it's been a year because it may take that long. Gd luc. ...Read more

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Once treated for chlamydia does it come back?

Once treated for chlamydia does it come back?

Reinfection: You can be reinfected. If it is not properly treated initially the symptoms may return. Sexual partners should both be treated at the same time for chlamydia. ...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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Neonatal (Definition)

The term neonatal is generally used to describe events that occur with an infant within the first 30 days after birth.Some practitioners are looser with the definition & extend the ...Read more