Chlamydia trachomatis is one of the most spread STD on the entire globe. Find out when you should pay your gynecologist a visit for check up!
8 frequent symptoms
It is recommended that all sexually active women under the age of 25 get screened for STDs at least once a year because usually, the disease can evolve without any sign of the infection. The symptoms appear only at 1 or 3 weeks after contacting the disease. It’s very difficult for someone to realize if they do have Chlamydia so here are the most important signs of Chlamydia infection for both man and women.
– Pain and burning sensation while peeing
– Abnormal vaginal secretion
– Pain during intercourse
– Inexplicable vaginal bleeding
– Back pain
– Pain on the low abdomen
Left untreated, the infection can spread into the uterus or fallopian tubes and cause pelvic inflammatory disease or PID that can cause permanent damage to the fallopian tubes, uterus, and surrounding tissues. The damage can lead to chronic pelvic pain, infertility, and potentially fatal ectopic pregnancy.
– Discomfort during peeing
– Inexplicable penis secretion (creamy white or yellowish) that may stain underwear
– Penis scabs
– Itchiness and burning sensation of the penis
– Sensitivity of the anus
– Swollen scrotum
– Painful testicles
– Blood in the semen
Left untreated, the infection can cause many complications including blindness (if the infected area is touched and contact is then made with the eye), cervicitis, conjunctivitis, pelvic inflammatory disease, Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome, lymphogranuloma venereum.
8 things you should know about Chlamydia
– It is transmitted through unprotected vaginal, anal or oral sex with an infected person
– It is also transmitted from a mother to her baby during vaginal childbirth, giving the newborn an eye or lung infection
– It is known as the ‘silent’ disease as about 75% of infections in women and 50% in men are without symptoms
– This infection increases the risk of getting HIV
– You can get infected with Chlamydia again if your partner didn’t followed the treatment properly
– It is treatable and the treatment involves antibiotic tablets, which if taken correctly, can be more – than 95 percent effective
– It is important that the patient returns for a check-up once the treatment has been completed to make sure they have no recurring infection
– The greater the number of sex partners, the greater the risk of infection.