Patient discussion about Chlamydia

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Q. How do I know if I'm infected by chlamydia?

A1i had this a long time ago,i got it when i was stationed over seas,i had painful urinations,had a puss like discharge,and sores on the penis.i always had discharge stains in my underwear.
A2Chlamydia looks very similar to other sexually transmitted diseases, but it differs by:
1)the ulcers are not painful.
2)the nearest lymph node enlarges, this is usually (2/3) only on one side of the groin.

and the best way is blood tests. say you suspect you have Chlamydia and they'll check it out.
A3Chlamydia may be difficult to detect because early-stage infections often cause few or no signs and symptoms that might alert you to see your doctor. When signs or symptoms do occur, they usually start one to three weeks after you've been exposed to chlamydia. Even when signs and symptoms do occur, they're often mild and passing, making them easy to overlook.

Signs and symptoms of chlamydia infection may include:

Painful urination
Lower abdominal pain
Vaginal discharge in women
Discharge from the penis in men
Painful sexual intercourse in women
Testicular pain in men
Hope this helps.

Q. after takeing a 1g. dose of zithromax how long do u have to wait to have sex for clamydia

i havent been diagnosed yet but to be on the safe side they gave me a 1g. z-pack just in case getting tested in two days but i wanted to see a girl this weekend and sleep with a girl should i wait
A1you need to wait till the doctor says its ok,i would wait 30 days just too be safe.
A2sorry for disappointing you stud- this is a 21 days of treatment...absolutely no sex threw that period. and after that period, you need to go and check up and then the Doctor can allow you to what you do...
just tell the girl that you are nor ready yet and you are not sure she is the right person :) , you like her too much so you want to hold it a bit. :)
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