I can understand why you are concerned as the information the doctor’s have given you is not what we would recommend. I am not sure what area or country you are in but I can give you some information around what we would recommend in BC Canada.
Like you have found on the CDC web site we also find that chlamydia is really common and most people do not get symptoms. We do urine tests for men, we find as long as the men have not urinated for at least 1 hour the test is accurate. If we just treated people based on their symptoms we would miss a lot of people as many people do not get symptoms.
I am also wondering why you think it was chlamydia that was causing those symptoms you had? It could have been chlamydia, but it could have also been gonorrhea, you would not know without getting a test done. We find here that it is common for people who get gonorrhea to get chlamydia as well, given this if someone came to one of our clinics with the symptoms you described we would treat for gonorrhea and chlamydia. You could always ask the doctor if you were treated for both.
The only way to find out if you don’t have chlamydia is by getting a test done. If you were in Canada it would be a simple thing of just getting a urine gonorrhea and chlamydia NAAT test. I am not sure what country you are in but it is possible that the testing technology were you are is not good and the doctors just treat for gonorrhea and chlamydia as a more reliable way of knowing it has been dealt with, but I can see how this method does not work very well for STI like chlamydia that usually show no symptoms.
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