Forums

Photo Gallery

Site map
Search
0The virtual community for English-speaking expats and Russians
  Main page   Make it home    Expat list   Our partners     About the site   FAQ
Please log in:
login:
password:
To register  Forgotten your password?   
  Survival Guide   Calendars
  Phone Directory   Dining Out
  Employment   Going Out
  Real Estate   Children
   Wednesday
   April 14
Ask the Dentist
Ask the Realtor
Survival Guide
Phone Directory
 Post a question
 Back to questions list
 Read earlier questions
Ask the Doctor
Free Medical Advice sponsored by
Got an ache or pain? Have a question about a prescription or over-the-counter drug? Looking for some FREE medical advice?
Question:
Hi doctor. I was wondering during the course of a chlamydia treatment (7 days one dose of antibiotic) if I had sex could I have reinfected myself, or if I have symptoms, did I get it from my partner? Also does trich. cause yellow mucus discharge on the cervix. Thanks for the info. (I have already seen my doctor for treatment)
ds
Answer:
It is always possible to reinfect if you practise unsafe sex. The incubation period for genital chlamydia infections is usually about a week, but can be longer. As many people do not develop symptoms immediately, it can be difficult to tell when you were infected. It is very important to tell your sex partners that you have chlamydial infection so that they can be tested and treated. If not, you will remain at risk of reinfection. Trichomonas is a parasitic infection which can cause a foul smelling and frothy green discharge, not usually a yellowy discharge. However the only way to know if you are infected is to have a lab test, as up to 50% women do not have any symtoms. Trichomonas can be treated effectively with antibiotics (but a different kind from the treatment given for chlamydia). Likewise with trichomonas it is also important that your partner is treated. You have done the right thing by seeing your doctor for treatment. If you use safe sexual practices (including using a condom) all the time, you will significantly reduce the risk of contracting further sexually transmitted diseases.
Copyright © The Moscow Expat Site, 1999-2021Editor  Sales  Webmaster +7 (903) 722-38-02