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How can symptoms of Chlamydia persist after taking

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How long can symptoms of Chlamydia persist after taking antibiotics following a positive result?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 6 years ago.


Symptoms can persist for 2-3 days after taking antibiotics, following a positive result.

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Dr. Arun

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
I have taken the antibiotics around 2 weeks ago, there was immediate relief from the discharge but over the course of the last week there have been intermittent discharges from the penis; no discomfort or anything else just a large amount of discharge on 2 days. Would I need a re-test or is it normal to still have discharge come out for a period of time afterwards? And how long after taking the antibiotics would I remain infectious?
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 6 years ago.


One may remain infections for about 3-4 days of taking antibiotics. Partner also should be treated with antibiotic otherwise there can be cross infection and recurrence due to intercourse. A discharge 2 weeks after the antibiotic is not normal and you would need retest and culture of the discharge.

Dr. Arun

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