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I got treated for chlamydia 2 weeks ago but a few days after the treatment I got my period I use tampons not pads I was wondering if by using tampons I could have caused the treatment not to work ?

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Dr. Miguel Cano
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: No worries

Your infection was treated with oral medications so tampon use won't affect your treatment.
Remember, your partners need to be treated also, don't get re-exposed by an untreated partner, & for piece of mind - get a test of cure a month after your rx. Don't forget to get screened for all of the possible stds (gonorrhea, syphilis, hiv, hepatitis, etc). Take care.

In brief: No worries

Your infection was treated with oral medications so tampon use won't affect your treatment.
Remember, your partners need to be treated also, don't get re-exposed by an untreated partner, & for piece of mind - get a test of cure a month after your rx. Don't forget to get screened for all of the possible stds (gonorrhea, syphilis, hiv, hepatitis, etc). Take care.
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