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Suggest course of treatment for chlamydia

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Posted on Wed, 9 Dec 2015
Question: Recently finished my treatment for Chlamydia and re tested "Negative" . I haven't engaged in any sex of any kind. With that being said, I'm still feeling some very mild symptoms, periodic itching and stinging... is this common/normal after treatment...
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Answered by Dr. S. Murugan (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Symptoms will take 1-2 weeks to settle following treatment

Detailed Answer:
Hi, Welcome to HCM
Thanks for posting your query
You had not mentioned what type of treatment you had for Chlamydia infection. Is it single dose therapy or multidose therapy? If so how long you had your medicine?
If you had single dose therapy, symptoms would take 1-2 weeks to settle. Examination of urine will tell whether you need more treatment or not. Your physician will guide you in this regard.
Get well soon.
Dr S Murugan
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. S. Murugan (2 days later)
I took 4 pills of Erythromycin in a single dosage. I feel like my symptoms have gotten worse since treatment. Mainly pain in my testicles and lower abdomen...
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Answered by Dr. S. Murugan (11 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Single dose Erythromycin is not an approved treatment for Chlamydia

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Welcome back.
Erythromycin? At what dose? Erythromycin single dose was not recommended in any guidelines. But Azithromycin 4 pills of 500 mg as a single dose is a well recognized and accepted treatment. Abstinence from sex for a period of 1 week is a must. Partners also have to be treated simultaneously. If there is failure (Urine examination will reveal) A 15 days treatment with Doxycyclin would be useful. If symptoms are persistent think of other possibilities like infection of urethra other than Chlamydia.
Get well soon.
Dr S.Murugan
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Brief Answer: Symptoms will take 1-2 weeks to settle following treatment Detailed Answer: Hi, Welcome to HCM Thanks for posting your query You had not mentioned what type of treatment you had for Chlamydia infection. Is it single dose therapy or multidose therapy? If so how long you had your medicine? If you had single dose therapy, symptoms would take 1-2 weeks to settle. Examination of urine will tell whether you need more treatment or not. Your physician will guide you in this regard. Get well soon. Dr S Murugan