Chlamydia

Facts about it

What are symptoms of chlamydia?

Women- you will notice a abnormal vaginal discharge and a burning sensation when peeing

Men- abnormal discharge from penis, burning sensation when peeing, and pain or swelling in one or both testes

How do you know you have it? What is the transmission of the disease?

Most people that have it don't have symptoms and when you do get symptoms you get them several weeks after sex. Chlamydia is spread through vaginal, oral, and anal sex.

Is there a treatment?

Yes, it is just simply taking the medication you need, also doctors say that you should come in and get checked for chlamydia again after about 3 weeks.

Is there any way to prevent it?

Male condoms helps reduce your risk of getting it, and female condoms also reduce your risk.

What are the complications of Chlamydia?

In women- Chlamydia is one of the main causes of PID in women. PID is an infection of the womb, ovaries and fallopian tubes. It can cause infertility, persistent pelvic pain and it increases the risk of miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy.

In men- it can cause a Urethritis and that is the inflammation of the urethra that runs along the underside of the penis

What are the causes of this STD?

Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted infection which means that you get it through having unprotected sex with someone who has chlamydia.

What are some disease facts about Chlamydia?

  • About 2.8 million Americans get chlamydia each year.
  • During vaginal delivery chlamydia can be passed from mother to child.
  • Chlamydia is known as a "silent" disease because about 75 percent of infected women and about 50 percent of infected men have no symptoms.
  • Chlamydia infection can occur in the vagina, penis, anus and throat.