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Chlamydia - Symptom, Treatment And Causes

What is Chlamydia? How is it transmitted? Complications that can arise due to Chlamydia: How can you prevent yourself from getting affected with Chlamydia?

What is Chlamydia?

Chlamydia is a type of STD (sexually transmitted disease) and can affect both women and men. It usually causes permanent and serious damage to the reproductive organs of a women’s reproductive system. This can make it difficult and impossible for her to get pregnant later in life. In some cases, Chlamydia can also result to ectopic pregnancy. In such cases, pregnancy starts to occur and develop outside the womb).

How is it transmitted?

It can be spread by engaging in oral, anal or vaginal intercourse with a person already affected with Chlamydia. You are still at a risk of developing Chlamydia of our partner doesn’t ejaculate. Mothers who already have been diagnosed with Chlamydia can pass it on to their unborn child. This usually takes place when the infection is passed on to the baby during delivery. Chlamydia can cause pneumonia or eye infection in the baby. Having Chlamydia can also increase our risk of having a premature delivery.

Complications that can arise due to Chlamydia:

If Chlamydia isn’t treated on time, it can cause fatal health problems. For women, the infection can spread to the fallopian tubes (tubes carrying the eggs to the uterus from the ovaries) and the uterus, leading to PID (Pelvic inflammatory disease). Symptoms of PID include pelvic pain and abdominal pain. Pelvic inflammatory disease can lead to deadly ectopic pregnancy which can be fatal for your and your baby’s health, inability to be pregnant, pelvic pain which keeps occurring and irreversible damage is done to your reproductive system. Men are also affected by Chlamydia, the infection spreads to the tube which transfers the sperm from the scrotum. This causes fever and pain. Chlamydia doesn’t affect a man’s fertility.

How can you prevent yourself from getting affected with Chlamydia?

  • Using condoms while engaging in sexual coitus, preferably latex condoms.
  • Being in a monogamous and long term relationship with a single partner who has been tested negative for any form of STD.
  • Not engaging in oral, vaginal or anal sex with a person who you think might have Chlamydia.

Chlamydia can also cause bleeding, rectal pain and abnormal discharge from the genitals. Chlamydia can be cured if the right treatment is administered. If the medication prescribed by your doctor is taken on a regular basis, it can decrease your risk of developing complications later in life. The medications prescribed for Chlamydia shouldn’t be shared with anyone. It is vital to be tested again after consuming the medications at an interval of 3 months.

Popular Questions & Answers

Please suggest medications for chlamidophila pneumoniae. Symptoms are: frequent cough and cold difficulty in breathing throat infection regular infection/itching in rectum. Are azithromycin or doxycycline suitable medicines for treatment. Please prescribe the doses.

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Homeopathy best medicine for pneumonia ,what type of cough, dry cough mean use bry 200 ,bell for throat irritation ,breathing difficulty mean carbo. Veg 200 ,you feel immediately result.

I have done urine culture test which is negative. I am worried that I may have gonorrhea, chlamydia and tract infection due to previous sex encounter. My question is do I need to do gonorrhea, chlamydia and torch test if my urine culture test is negative. Pls help.

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Yes urine culture test negative means there is no pyogenic infection. But gonorrohea ,chlamydia and torch test are required to test.

My ex girlfriend said that she contracted chlamydia from me, but I was celibate for 2 years prior to meeting her, and never showed symptoms before being with her. Is this possible?

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Can you please educate me about chlamydia I have a something similar to that problem and I need help as a matter of urgency.

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