1. Is Chlamydia more common in men or women?
No, both men and women are equally at risk of contracting Chlamydia due to unprotected sexual intercourse.
2. How long does Chlamydia treatment take to work?
The usual prescribed dosage of the antibiotics for the treatment of Chlamydia is seven days, i.e. a week. In case the symptoms still persist, your doctor may recommend going for another week of medication.
3. Can I be re-infected with Chlamydia?
Yes, if you have already suffered from this bacterial infection, chances exist that you might catch it again if you take part in unprotected sex after treatment. The ideal solution is to schedule an annual diagnosis of yourself if you are sexually active.
4. Can Chlamydia come back on its own?
No, the bacteria cannot spread on its own without a proper transmission channel. So you will only contract the condition if you happen to be involved in an episode of unprotected sex with an infected partner.
6. Does Chlamydia have a smell?
The condition in itself does not lead to any foul smell. But the symptoms and complications that occur to the prolonged lack of treatment, like abnormal fluid discharge from the genitals, can trigger funny smells.
7. How long does Chlamydia last?
If you do not get it treated on time, the bacterial infection of Chlamydia can last long enough to cause other complications in the body and affect your genital health in the long run. With proper treatment and medication, you can cure it in a week.
8. Can you get Chlamydia non-sexually?
No, sexual transmission of the bacteria responsible for the disease is the only cause. But remember that unprotected oral sex can also spread the infection.
9. Does Chlamydia turn into syphilis?
No, even untreated Chlamydia cannot turn into syphilis.
10. What colour discharge is Chlamydia?
Among the various symptoms of complications due to Chlamydia, the colouring of the genital discharge in both men and women is a common one. The colour of it varies from patient to patient, but any abnormal discharge is a sign of the infection. Commonly, it could be green or yellow.
11. Is your pee cloudy when you have Chlamydia?
Yes, prolonged untreated Chlamydia can turn your urine cloudy.
12. Can you catch Chlamydia from kissing?
No, it cannot spread from any other form of contact apart from unprotected exposure to the affected genital. So kissing cannot spread Chlamydia.
13. Can you test positive for Chlamydia and your partner negative?
Yes, in many cases, one partner can contract the infection while the other tests negative. That is mainly based on luck and taking into account the other risk factors associated with Chlamydia.
14. Why do I still have Chlamydia symptoms after treatment?
Even after the week-long medication, you might incur some of the symptoms of the disease since the antibiotic prescribed to you might take some time to work its way. Be patient and attentive, take all the medicines without missing a day, and get medical attention if it does not get better in another week.
15. Can Chlamydia make you lose weight?
Not directly. The series of complications due to Chlamydia such as backache, flu, diarrhoea and others, combined over a period of time, can lead to weight loss.
16. Do condoms stop Chlamydia?
Yes, an efficient way to prevent the spread of STIs due to genital fluids such as Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea is the regular use of condoms and other latex protection equipment.
17. Can Chlamydia make your hair fall out?
The condition itself does not lead to hair loss, but the antibiotics used in its treatment can cause your hair to fall out.
18. What happens if you don't wait seven days after treatment for Chlamydia?
The seven days post-treatment are crucial for your body to completely eliminate the bacteria and heal any genital damage due to the symptoms. If you do not wait for this time and indulge in sexual intercourse, your partner could risk contracting the infection.
19. Can you get pregnant if you had Chlamydia?
Yes, it is possible to conceive even while suffering from Chlamydia. But to avoid harming your fertility or the health of your baby in the long run, you need to ensure that the infection gets treated effectively, and there are no recurrences in the future.
20. Can Chlamydia kill a baby?
Miscarriages can occur if the infection due to Chlamydia does not get treated in time. Reason for the miscarriage is improper implanting of the fertilized egg in the fallopian tube or the abdomen, instead of the uterus.