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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 it possible to take medicine for chlamydia but still have it have have taken the meds?

Is it possible to take medicine for chlamydia but still have it have have taken the meds?

Yes if...: You have sex wirh person (s) who passed it to you. If you are a solo relationship, your partner mst be treated at the same time, or you will play 'ping-pong.' For your info, 25-29% of unmarrieds are infected and can infect others! Long-term issues can occur! ...Read more

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Is it possible to buy over the countrr medicine for chlamydia a male? If yes wich ones?

Is it possible to buy over the countrr medicine for chlamydia a male? If yes wich ones?

No: Treatment of chlamydia infections requires azithromycin, doxycycline, Ofloxacin or levofloxaacin. All of these require a doctor's prescription. ...Read more

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What is the correct dosage of medicine for chlamydia infections in a male?

What is the correct dosage of medicine for chlamydia infections in a male?

Chlamydia: Most commonly the person infected and any partners are treated with Azithromycin 1 gram (1, 000 mg) as a single dose or Doxycycline 100 mg twice daily for 10 days. It's important that the infected person and partners are all treated and tested to confirm cure before resuming sexual relations. There are cases of antibiotic resistance to these infection and alternate treatment may be necessary. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have itching a burning after taking the medicine for chlamydia?

Is it normal to have itching a burning after taking the medicine for chlamydia?

No, not normally: Such symptoms might be due to a vaginal yeast infection, which can be triggered by some antibiotics. This is more likely if your chlamydial infection was treated with doxycycline, less likely if azithromycin was used. If these symptoms persist, return to the clinic or doctor who treated you for chlamydia. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take the prescribed medicine for chlamydia if you now know that you are pregnant? N/a

It: It depends on which medication you were prescribed for your chlamydia. Doxycycline, ofloxacin, and Levofloxacin are not safe in pregnancy, but Azithromycin is perfectly safe to take while pregnant. If you were given azithromycin, take it, if not, call your doctor for a new prescription. Once treated, it is also very important that you have your doctor retest you in 3 weeks to make sure you are cured because untreated chlamydia can cause serious complications for your pregnancy. Good luck! ...Read more

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I took a one dose medicine for chlamydia on Monday and had sex with an uninfected partner Tuesday night. He's getting tested, should I too again?

I took a one dose medicine for chlamydia on Monday and had sex with an uninfected partner Tuesday night. He's getting tested, should I too again?

Recheck in 4-6 weeks: It is irresponsible to have sex with an uninfected partner, especially if it was unprotected before ascertaining test of cure.
Yes, the partner should get checked and perhaps empirically treated as well, as if tested too early, the test may be negative ...Read more

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Just took the medicine for chlamydia yesterday. Went to doc today to see if I had pid. She said my pain level wasn't high enough. Get a 2nd opinion?

Just took the medicine for chlamydia yesterday. Went to doc today to see if I had pid. She said my pain level wasn't high enough. Get a 2nd opinion?

Maybe yes: Chlamydial PID often causes only mild pain; many PID cases from chlamydia cause no pain at all. OTOH, with only mild pain (or tenderness inside during pelvic exam) maybe treatment for uncomplicated chlamydia (doxycycline for 7 days or single dose azithromycin) would be enough. But if in doubt, PID treatment is often a good idea. Ask your doctor directly; or just get the 2nd opinion. Good luck! ...Read more

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Will the medicine for chlamydia kill your Depo-Provera shot?

Will the medicine for chlamydia kill your Depo-Provera shot?

The antibiotic: You receive to treat chlamydia should not render Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) ineffective. ...Read more

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I took a after pill the morning after unprotected sex & 3 days later I had to take medicine for chlamydia. Its been a lil over a month still no period

I took a after pill the morning after unprotected sex & 3 days later I had to take medicine for chlamydia. Its been a lil over a month still no period

Not chlamydia: I suppose it's possible you are pregnant despite the morning after pill; check with your doctor. In any case, the chlamydia and its treatment probably have nothing to do with it. Be sure your partner (s) are also treated. And please get started on contraception! Plus condoms for sex to prevent STD. ...Read more

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I am on my menstrual period do I take my medicine for chlamydia?

I am on my menstrual period do I take my medicine for chlamydia?

Yes: If you are being treated for chlamydia with a course of antibiotics, you should continue. It should not be interrupted just because you are going through your period. ...Read more

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What is the medicine or to cure chlamydia and it what forms does it leaves body example pooping, urinating sweating or what!

What is the medicine or to cure chlamydia and it what forms does it leaves body example pooping, urinating sweating or what!

Family practice: Treatment is with antibiotics. Zithromycin and Doxycycline are preferred drugs. Floxin (ofloxacin) and Erythromycin may also be used. Both you and sexual partner should be treated together your body will eliminate it by way of infected site. ...Read more

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How long does chlamydia medicine stay in your system?

Depends: There are several medicine that are active against chlamydia. Azithromycin is the more popular one and it last in your body 10 days that's why it can be given as a single dose treatment. The others are less longer acting and can vary from anywhere from 6 to 24 hours from the last dose you took. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take after you take the medicine to test negative for chlamydia?

How long is it supposed to it take after you take the medicine to test negative for chlamydia?

7 days: It takes 7 days and you are adviced not to have sex for 7 days from the day you are treated. And your sex partners also need to be treated to prevent recurrences. ...Read more

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Will chlamydia medicine also treat gonorhea if I have it?

Will chlamydia medicine also treat gonorhea if I have it?

No: There are medications that could possible treat both but generally two different antibiotics are used to threat a combined Gonorrhea/Chlamydia infection. ...Read more

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If you masturbate while your on the chlamydia medicine can it fail?

If you masturbate while your on the chlamydia medicine can it fail?

Unlikely: Independent variables!
but complete treatment and treat or adjust partner? ...Read more

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Does chlamydia medicine affect birth control pills?

Does chlamydia medicine affect birth control pills?

Antibiotics: Antibiotics can affect birth control and possibly decrease their effectiveness to 97 or 98% from 99. So even though they are still very effective, I always recommend adding condoms to sex when on antibiotics as you do not want to be in the 1%. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Do your penis suppose to feel like it's irritated or tingling after a couple of days you took your chlamydia medicine n plus I stay peeing allday help?

Do your penis suppose to feel like it's irritated or tingling after a couple of days you took your chlamydia medicine n plus I stay peeing allday help?

Under treated?: No. Looking at your medical history it appears that you were not treated completely. Almost all of the public health officials I know and the doctors like me treating stds would treat you for both chlamydia and gonorrhea at the same time, regardless of what the test says. You need the shot, known as Ceftriaxone and to repeat at the same time the one gram of azithromycin. ...Read more

Dr. Hunter Handsfield
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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