By: Joanne Yoo
How is Chlamydia Transmitted?
Those with the bacteria could transmit it to other by:
- sexual intercourse
- oral-genital contact
- bodily fluid touching the eye
- mother to the baby during delivery
What are the Signs and Symptoms of Chlamydia?
- unusual vaginal discharge
- bleeding between menstrual periods
- pain in lower abdomen, or during urination and sexual intercourse
- mild fever
- swollen testicles
- discharge from the urethra
- itching and burning sensations around penis
How Can You Treat Chlamydia?
- see a family doctor, adolescent doctor, gynecologist, or local health clinics
- get prescribed antibiotics to clear infections
What are the problems that can occur from leaving Chlamydia untreated?
- infection of urethra
- inflammation of cervix
- PID- pelvic inflammatory disease, which is the infection of uterus, ovaries, and/or fallopian tubes
- inflammation of urethra and the epididymis (structure attached to the testicle that helps transports sperm)
How do you prevent Chlamydia from happening?
- abstain from all types of sexual intercourse
- use a latex condom