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After treating recurrent pelvic infection due to chlamydia, infection till not clear because I have had chlamydia 18 years.Shall i cure in future?

After treating recurrent pelvic infection due to chlamydia, infection till not clear because I have had chlamydia 18 years.Shall i cure in future?

Chlamydia: Do not know how you were treated or the rest of your medical history, but there seems to be a good possibility that you have repeatedly been reinfected. Has your sexual partner been treated? ...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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Does 2 pills (taken saturday and monday) of azithromycin cure chlamydia infection?

Does 2 pills (taken saturday and monday) of azithromycin cure chlamydia infection?

Common treatment: Azithromycin 1gram total as an oral dose or Doxycycline 100mg orally twice daily for 7 days are two commonly used treatment to treat genital chlamydia infection in a nonpregnant woman. ...Read more

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I took single dose of doxycycline (100g) for 3 months (acne). If i had chlamydia infection would this cure it or should I get tested?

You need two: You normally need two drugs to treat it adequately... http://www.cdc.gov/std/treatment/2010/gonococcal-infections.htm#dual. ...Read more

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Can chlamydia infection reach prostate and if yes what is the treatment ?

Can chlamydia infection reach prostate and if yes what is the treatment ?

Antibiotics: treat chlamydia infection. Prostate not easily accessed, so need a long treatment duration, depending onon antibiotic selected. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for chlamydia infection?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for chlamydia infection?

Several choices: Presuming this is just an infection with a positive culture and not pelvic inflammation with pain and fever, the top current choices for oral treatment are doxycycline, azithromycin, erythromycin, ofloxacin, and levofloxacin. ...Read more

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Is it possible that my chlamydia infection will go away with another treatment if the first treatment simply made the symptoms worse?

Is it possible that my chlamydia infection will go away with another treatment if the first treatment simply made the symptoms worse?

Not necessarily: It is possible that your chlamydia infection is either resistant to the treatment or there may also be another infection also present as well. Please have this rechecked by your doctor ...Read more

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My friend was prescribed Zithromax for suspected Chlamydia infection and he was then prescribed another gram when treatment failed. Is this normal?

My friend was prescribed Zithromax for suspected Chlamydia infection and he was then prescribed another gram when treatment failed. Is this normal?

Hard to say: One of the primary reasons for treatment failure is the wrong diagnosis which led to ineffective treatment.You say "suspected"chlamydia".This agent shares symptoms with other germs, and retreating the wrong condition with an otherwise effective med is odd. I would want to confirm the diagnosis. Another possibility is continued exposure to an untreated partner with re-infection. ...Read more

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What treatment is recommended if two rounds of Azythromycin (1g) and 14-days of Doxycycline haven't cleared up vaginal Chlamydia infection?

What treatment is recommended if two rounds of Azythromycin (1g) and 14-days of Doxycycline haven't cleared up vaginal Chlamydia infection?

Partner checked?: It would seem highly unlikely that the infection is not cured if you've gone through this therapy. This raises the possibility that you got reinfected??? or it is NOT just Chlamydia - perhaps something that hasn't yet been diagnosed (like Mycoplasma). Or the germ is resistant-but that's the least probable of the 3. Hopefully an Infectious Diseases specialist can help you, if you're not seeing one. ...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


Dr. Michael Gabor
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more