Chlamydia

By Marco G. TB2

What is Chlamydia?

Chlamydia is a common sexually transmitted disease that does not have many obvious symptoms.

How is it transmitted?

Chlamydia is transmitted by sexual contact. If someone touches bodily fluids that have the disease, then touches his or her eyes, a chlamydia eye infection can be acquired. It can also be transferred from a mom to a baby during birth.

Symptoms of Chlamydia

-Unusual vaginal discharge

-Pain during urination

-Pain having sex, or bleeding between menstrual periods

-Cold symptoms

-Swollen testicles

-Itching burning penis sensations

Treatments

Chlamydia can be treated with antibiotics.

Problems caused by Chlamydia

-Immunity is not obtained after having the disease

-Infection of the urethra

-Inflammation of the cervix

-PID (Pelvic inflammatory disease)

-Infertility

-Inflammation of the epididymis

Prevention of Chlamydia

Chlamydia can be prevented by wearing a condom, and practicing abstinence.