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how can u tell if u have chalmidia

By Anonymous November 4, 2010 - 4:59pm
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Anon - It's possible to have chlamydia and have no symptoms. Many people do not know they are infected. If symptoms do occur, they usually appear within one to three weeks of exposure.

Symptoms include:
In Men:
* White or clear discharge from the penis
* Painful sensation while urinating

In Women:
* Increased or abnormal vaginal discharge
* Strong vaginal odor
* Vaginal redness or irritation
* Painful urination
* Unusual vaginal bleeding
* Pain or bleeding during or after sex
* Abdominal pain

This infection is treated with antibiotics. If you have chlamydia, your doctor may prescribe one of the following:

* Azithromycin
* Doxycycline (Vibramycin)
* Erythromycin
* Ofloxacin

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.

Untreated chlamydia can have serious results. If you think you have this condition please seek medical attention.

November 4, 2010 - 6:06pm
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