I was diagnosed with chlamydia and curently getting treated with antibiotics. The longest I could have been infected is about 4 months. I've heard if you have chlamydia for a long time it turns into PID. How long does it take for it to turn to PID? And also I been on antibiotics for 4 days and still have some cramps but the abnormal vaginal discharge is gone. Does this mean the antibiotics are not working?
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The abdominal cramps due to infection can persist until the infection is completely cleared and the inflammation is under control. Vaginal infections can turn into PID anytime (time span can vary from few days to few months for the infection to travel up towards pelvic organs). Consider completing the treatment course prescribed even if other symptoms are under control. Drink plenty of water. Take adequate rest. Maintain healthy diet and lifestyle. Avoid vaginal douching, use of harsh soap or perfumes in the area. Use loose cotton undergarments and avoid tight fitting clothes. If you are sexually active, get your partner also treated simultaneously to prevent re-infection and avoid having intercourse while being on treatment course. Be in regular follow-up and monitoring of your treating gynecologist/obstetrician and report any unusual/abnormal/new symptoms immediately.
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