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I have been diagnosed with epididimytis and given ciproflaxacin. It doesnt seem to have cleared. I do not have chlamydia or ghonorea as i tested negative. Is there any tests to determine what is causing this and what antibiotic would be appropriate to use? Thank you.
Hi, and thank you for your question I’m not sure where you got tested and treated, however in British Columbia the recommended treatment for epididymitis is cefixime and doxycycline. Treatment with ciprofloxacin is supported by the Canadian guidelines. If your symptoms are persisting, I would revisit your care provider. Further assessment may be required, including a referral to a... Read Full Answer
I had unprotected sex with a women (I am a male) and was contacted by her the next day - and she informed me she had chlamydia. I immediately went to a walk-in clinic and was informed that it could take about 72 hours to show up on the current STI tests. The doctor said that since I had been exposed to Chlamydia and couldn’t get checked within the following few days-week he would treat me and then I was to go and get checked after. I was treated with 1G azithromycin approximately 36 hours after...
Hello and thank you for your question. That is great that you went directly to a clinic for treatment once you were named as a contact to a case of Chlamydia. It is true that if it was only 36 hours after the potential exposure it would have likely been too early for the Chlamydia to show up positive on an STI test as the test is checking for your body’s antibody response to the bacteria... Read Full Answer
I was taking the pills for chlamydia, and i missed my 2nd pill, 2 days in a row. I still continued to take the pills. Does that mean i’m not clear. Or since i kept taking them, i’m good?
Hi there, thank you for your question As long as you finish all 14 pills and do your best to take a pill twice a day for the remaining duration of treatment you should be fine. There will be no need to re-treat. If you are concerned, you can return to the clinic for a “test of cure” 4 weeks after you started the treatment, to make sure the infection is gone. Let us know if this does not... Read Full Answer
I'm finishing my 7 day since I got a shot from a Doctor and 4 pills I had the next day that were prescribed. Can I have sex today?
Hi, thanks for your question Yes, you can have sex today! BUT if the person that you’re going to have sex with was a partner from before you got treatment, make sure they took the treatment and waited for 7 days before sex as well! If you have sex with an ongoing partner that has not been treated for the infection, you will likely get it back again. Let us know if this does not answer... Read Full Answer
I took the sti medication within 10 hours and i slept with someone already i am still gonna get cured after seven days
Hi, and thanks for your question Waiting 7 days after taking the medication for a sexually transmitted infection is necessary to get rid of the infection in your body. During that time, you can still transmit the infection to your partners. If you were to then have sex with the same partner beyond that 7 day period, there is a very good chance that person could give the infection back to you... Read Full Answer