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Can Chlamydia Come Back After You've Gotten Rid of It?

So I've been reading a lot about chlamydia staying in the intestinal tract even after you've treated it successfully. I read that it can rear it's ugly head again at some time in the future and can make you once again test positive. Is this true?

Also, I see doctors on here direct people who test negative but with positive partners to take the medication anyway in case there was a false negative. Well, why not direct them to just get tested again? IF the second test came out negative too, wouldn't that mean you really didn't have it?
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Yes, it sure can. It can live in your gut. That is my current situation. I took 2 grams of azithromycin over a month ago and my symptoms all returned 3 weeks later. I'm taking a 7 day course of minocycline, but it doesn't seem to be working. It only temporarily relieves my symptoms and then they all come back each day around the time I need to take another pill. I don't mean to scare you, but there might be some antibiotic resistant strains of both chlamydia and gonorrhea. I'm living in Japan by the way.

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