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What is the best medicine to treat epididymitis caused by gonorrhea or chlamydia? What are the symptoms? Do you have pain in joints?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Assume both

The cdc guidelines for treatment of genital gonorrhea have changed.
They now recommend Ceftriaxone in a single 2gm IV dose along with with Azithromycin 2gm orally or Doxycycline 100mg twice a day x 7 days. This will effectively treat chlamydial infection and you must generally assume that if you have one you probably have both. If confined to genital disease you should not be having joint pain.

In brief: Assume both

The cdc guidelines for treatment of genital gonorrhea have changed.
They now recommend Ceftriaxone in a single 2gm IV dose along with with Azithromycin 2gm orally or Doxycycline 100mg twice a day x 7 days. This will effectively treat chlamydial infection and you must generally assume that if you have one you probably have both. If confined to genital disease you should not be having joint pain.
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