The symptoms can be very similar to another STD,
. Your doctor will look for the specific bacteria. A swab test from the discharge of the penis or the cervix may be done. It is the most reliable method of detection for this bacteria. A urine sample may also be used. You may also be tested for others STDs, including
This infection is treated with antibiotics. If you have chlamydia, your doctor may prescribe one of the following:
It is important that you and your partner both be treated before you have sex again. All of the medicine must be taken as directed. If you still have symptoms after the medicine is finished, you may need to be tested again.
Drugs for sexually transmitted infections.
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