Chlamydia, a sexually transmitted infection, is caused due to bacteria called chlamydia trachomatis. It occurs commonly in young peoples through sexual contact. The initial symptoms are pain during urination, vaginal discharge in women, testicular pain in men, and discharge from the penis. Taking Azithromycin and Doxycycline helps to cure chlamydia infection.
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I have a painful swollen gland in my groin with foul-smelling urine. Why?
Query: Hello doctor, I started having symptoms of chlamydia a few days back. I got a swollen gland in my groin and my urine was foul-smelling. I also had pain in my groin and back. The pain has subsided now. I am taking Doxycycline 100 milligrams twice daily. Should I get tested? For how long and how much... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and understood your concern. As you have mentioned, there may be a possibility of chlamydia or syphilis infections. However, in order to confirm the same and to undergo appropriate management options, I suggest you do the following tests. 1. U... Read Full »
What are the tests used to diagnose sexually transmitted diseases?
Query: Hi doctor, I want to know about the tests to check for sexually transmitted disease or not? What kind of test should I go through, a blood test or urine test? Please state the procedure in the description. Read Full »
Dr. Shrivastav Rajeev Chandrashekhar
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Chlamydia and gonorrhea and other STD (Sexually transmitted disease) such as HIV (human immunodeficiency virus), syphilis, HPV (human papillomavirus), and hepatitis occur when: You are a sexually active girl or woman under age 25. You are a man who has sex with men. When... Read Full »
I have spotting with watery mucus mid-cycle after a miscarriage. Why?
Query: Hi doctor, I used to have a regular menstrual cycle. But since the last four months, I noticed spotting mixed with watery mucus in the mid of the cycle. I was put on birth control pills a year back, but I still got pregnant and had a miscarriage six months back. After two months of my miscarriage, I... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. After going through your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), I feel your weight is the biggest issue here. Try to reduce your weight by avoiding junk food, red meat, etc. Try having a high-fiber and protein-rich diet and doing regular exercise. As ... Read Full »
Can Levaquin be used for gonorrhea?
Query: Hi doctor, I did IgG test for HSV-1 and HSV-2 after four months of possible exposure, which was negative. Is it conclusive? Is there any need to do IgM test? If IgG is negative, can I consider that I am not infected? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The time required for IgG (immunoglobulin G) antibodies to develop after the exposure to HSV (herpes simplex virus) is usually 21 to 42 days. A negative HSV IgG means that you have probably not been exposed to HSV. HSV IgM (immunoglobulin M) will tell whether yo... Read Full »
Kindly suggest a solution to prevent recurrent chlamydia.
Query: Hi doctor, I treated my chlamydia infection before eight months back. I got a negative result before six months. Now I am feeling bad and got a positive result back before three days. It seems that my infection is recurring. I have started taking Azithromycin 500. I need a better solution. ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Serum IgG (immunoglobulin G) remains positive after getting an infection and so it indicates a past infection. Doxycycline helps to treat a chlamydia infection. So I suggest you take Doxycycline 100 mg twice daily for two weeks. Read Full »
What antibiotics are recommended for chlamydia in an HIV positive?
Query: Hi doctor, I tested positive for chlamydia IgA IgG. Negative IgM. I am HIV positive but undetectable viral load and CD4 724. Recommended antibiotic? Thanks. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. A high title of IgA and IgG antibodies to chlamydia generally indicates active infection but it is an auxiliary test and should also be supplemented by a more specific nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) on a urine sample. A NAAT test specifically detects chlamydi... Read Full »
There was some transparent discharge after I ejaculated and peed. Why?
Query: Hi doctor, I had unprotected sex with a girl. Ten days later, she texted me telling me she tested positive for chlamydia, so I called the university clinic, and they said they were not doing STI testing currently. Only covid testing, so I was prescribed the medicine straight away, which was tablet A... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. If we consider chlamydia, then a single dose of antibiotic is sufficient to treat the infection, and most patients recover. I think you are recovered from chlamydia, but pus-like discharge during the passing of urine could be due to a urinary tr... Read Full »
I have been dealing with a yellowish vaginal discharge for the past three weeks. Kindly help.
Query: Hi doctor,One month back, I had sex, and I did not urinate until the next morning. A week later, I started discharging. I have been dealing with a yellowish discharge for about three weeks now. It does not have a smell. My urine appears cloudy, and I have minor cramps now and then. There is no itch... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome back to icliniq.com. I had gone through the details and photographs attached (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). There is nothing much to worry about as long as you are experiencing only yellow discharge and do not have any itching or burning. But there are some ch... Read Full »
Will tablet Levofloxacin help in the recovery of my chlamydia infection?
Query: Hi doctor,I was recently tested for chlamydia and had a reading of IgM - 0.9 and IgG - 1.3. I was prescribed tablet Levofloxacin treatment once daily for 14 days. Will this cure the chlamydia infection and make it negative? Read Full »
Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil
Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.Yes, tablet Levofloxacine is used to treat chlamydia and gonococcal infections. A course for seven days should be fine. You can repeat the test after a week. Please share the result with me. Read Full »
Can chlamydia infection cause permanent problems in male fertility?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 35 year old male. Earlier this year, I had chlamydia infection for about four months. I have been clear of the infection since about seven months. Now, my partner and I are trying to conceive. I had a semen analysis and the results were not great. The worst part is the morpholog... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Chlamydia is one of the major reasons for this situation along with other factors like smoking, and alcohol. Complete the course of antibiotics given by your doctor to improve your semen. Also quit smoking, and alcohol consumption if you are taking.Yes, there are goo... Read Full »