Assessing & Treating Chlamydia Online

Chlamydia is a very common STD that can be easily cured. Although, if chlamydia is left untreated it can make it difficult or potentially impossible for women to get pregnant later on.

Chlamydia is spread by having any form of sex with someone who is carrying the disease. If your partner is a male and he has chlamydia, you can still get the disease even if he does not ejaculate. If you had chlamydia in the past and received treatment, you can still get infected again. If you are pregnant, you can give chlamydia to your child during birth. If a child gets infected during childbirth, this could cause an eye infection or pneumonia in the newborn.

Anyone who has unprotected sex has a risk of getting chlamydia, however, sexually active young people are at the highest risk. This is due to behaviors and biological factors that are common among young people.

Symptoms in men and women differ. Symptoms in men can include:

  • Discharge from the penis
  • Pain or swelling in one or both testicles (less common)
  • Burning sensation when urinating

Symptoms in women can include:

  • Abnormal vaginal discharge
  • Burning sensation when urinating

Both men and women can get infected with chlamydia in their rectum. Symptoms can include:

  • Rectal pain
  • Discharge
  • Bleeding

If you recognize any of these symptoms, you should be examined by a doctor as soon as possible. Chlamydia can be cured with medication prescribed by your doctor. When given the correct treatment, the infection will stop and could decrease your chances of having complications later on.

So, you receive treatment and then you wonder: how long until you can have sex again? Good question – you should not have sex again until you and your partner have completed treatment. Sometimes, providers will prescribe a single dose. If this is the case, you should wait seven days after taking the medication before having sex. If your doctor prescribes the medication to take for seven days, you should wait until you have finished the medications to have sex.

Note: some STDs require ongoing treatment and counseling. We can help you manage the condition if you have already been diagnosed.

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See below for answers to some of our most common questions. You can also call us anytime 24 hours a day at 1-800-317-0280 to speak to a medical professional about your symptoms or conditions.



 Can an online dermatologist determine if a skin growth is cancerous?

If you have skin lesions that fit the ABCDE criteria, in that they are Asymmetric with jagged Borders, multiple Colors, a Diameter larger than a pencil, and have been Evolving (you have observed them change over time) -- then you will likely need a biopsy to test for melanoma.

The ABCDE algorithm is just one of many tests a trained dermatologist uses in assessing risk of skin lesions, if you are unsure about whether your lesion merits a biopsy an online dermatologist can quickly examine your skin and either exclude the possibility of it being malignant or tell you that you have sufficient risk factors to merit going in person for testing.

 Is my online doctor visit private and secure?

Yes, we feel it is of utmost importance to maintain patient privacy and keep information secure. TelaCare is designed to be a private, secure, HIPAA-compliant tool that allows you to safely and confidentially consult with a doctor online.


 Can I get a prescription online?

Yes, in general you can get a prescription online. There is support for this nationwide, however there are several exceptions. 


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