How Long Does Chlamydia Last?


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Matt Domm answered
More than 90 per cent of Chlamydia cases are cured with one course of antibiotics, while less than 10 per cent might require a second one. Even so, only the physician who diagnoses the disease is able to let you know exactly how long the infection will last during or after the treatment recommended.

Common sexually transmitted infection (STI), Chlamydia is caused by a bacteria called ‘chlamydia trachomatis’. This bacteria is known to damage the reproductive system. Chlamydia spreads through all forms of sexual contact (vaginal, anal and oral) and is more commonly spread among young women whose uterus is not fully matured, therefore much more exposed to infections. Even so, the disease can be found in both men and women and the symptoms (if existing) differ.

The disease can be easily detected through swab or urine tests and in 80 per cent of the cases it does not have any symptoms, therefore many of the cases remain undiagnosed. Once discovered, the affection can be easily treated with antibiotics.

Treatment for Chlamydia usually involves a course of antibiotics such as ofloxacin, erythromycin or azythromicin. All sex partners should also be tested and treated. Persons diagnosed with Chlamydia should abstain from any type of sexual intercourse for seven days after the single dose of antibiotics or for the whole of a seven-day course in  order to prevent infection to partners.

Often referred to as ‘the silent SDT’ due to its lack of immediate symptoms, it is very important to see a doctor after any episode of unprotected sex with a new partner. Undiagnosed Chlamydia DOES NOT cure on its own and can lead to irreversible damage. Untreated Chlamydia can lead to serious health problems such as pelvis inflammatory disease, liver disease, chronic pain in the pelvis area, infertility in women and Reiter syndrome in men.
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Nisha Fernandes answered
Chlamydia is one of the most common and most dreaded sexually transmitted diseases in the United States of America. It infects women and most often begins as a cervix infection.

How long a bout of this STD will last will vary depending on each case. The period of time you have been carrying the infection, the degree to which the infection has spread especially in your fallopian tubes and uterus and the number of previous infections you have had will all play a major role in determining how long a Chlamydial infection will last. However on the bright side, provided you respond well to treatment, this STD can be cured in ten days.

Symptoms of this disease include some unusual vaginal discharges, slight pelvic pain, unusually heavy menstrual bleeding, severe menstrual cramps, spotting and burning sensation while urination.
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Anonymous answered
Once you take your medication that will be prescribe by the dr. You should not have sex for 2 weeks it will be gone. Go to the health department web page and they have more info. I hope these help god bless
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I think this girl got it in my class cause she say she got a urinary track infection but she been burning for to long so she try to front like she clean but I know she not...

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