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treatment not working?
so i was diagnosed with chlamydia about 3 weeks ago. my doctor gave me 4 250mg tablets of azithromycin (zithromax) and after a week, the symptoms were still there and the test came back positive again. she gave me another round of azithromycin and i took it on tuesday, so it has been about 4 days and the symptoms are still there. if the symptoms persist, what should be my next course of action?
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207091 tn?1337713093
Well you might have tested too soon.  Its best to wait at least a month, because the test can pick up on dead chlamydia dna and give you a false positive.

You might want to also be tested for bacterial vaginosis and yeast and make sure you don't have a double whammy thing going on that is causing the symptoms to persist.

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maybe i should clarify....i am a male, sorry for the confusion. and i don't think i tested too early because i was still having symptoms even after finishing the first treatment....and still have symptoms being half way through the second treatment.
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207091 tn?1337713093
It doesn't matter about symptoms - you can't trust the test result if its too soon.

I can totally see why they re-treated you though - that makes sense since you had symptoms.

In any case, if symptoms don't improve this time, you should get treated with doxycycline next.  

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