I was diagnosed positive for Chlamydia in November of '14 due to a cheating boyfriend. I took 2 500 mg of Azithromycin December 8 and was retested the 27. The second came out negative. January 13 I had a Pap smear was was tested positive AGAIN with Chlamydia. I did not had sex since a week before my treatment back in December. Again, I took 2 500mg of Azithromycin. Two weeks later I was tested once more and it showed negative. Thank gosh right? Well, March 4 I went in for testing, a birth control renewal, and for a transvag ultrasound (I have PCOS). This test was positive! What the heck?! How are these staying positive if I have completely sustained from sexual contact?
Well.. they(dont remember the university name) made a study about chlamydia on mice, and they found out that chlamydia can return by itself and they say the same is happening on humans. Chlamydia besides living in the reproductive organs, lives in the gut as well, so you get your treatment to get rid of chlamydia and it clears everything down there but you can get reinfected a few days after and all by iitself because it was destroyed on your reproductive organs but not in your stomach. I know this is really scary and i hope this is not true in humans even though it was true in mice. But this is the only explanation why your infection was gone and then it came back without you having any kind of sex relation with a person positive for chlamydia.
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