Retesting


#1

Was diagnosed with chlamydia on Wednesday, recieved 7 days worth of Doxycycline and started taking them on Thursday? I had no symptoms so how will I know if the infections gone and when do I re test. This is the first time I’ve had this and I’m petrified. I’ve just come out of a marriage (over a year ago) met someone new, they got a message from an ex saying they had the infection and to get tested. I’m so scared the infection wont go @Dr_Paula


#2

Hello @Walkingdisaster

Many thanks for your question. Great that you obtained treatment for the chlamydia infection. The way to know whether it worked is to wait 6 weeks after the treatment and then test again. It is not helpful to test sooner as tests done before 6 weeks can pick up dead bacteria and they come back positive even though the infection has been properly treated.

Many thanks

Paula