Diseases & Condition

What Is Chlamydia? Symptoms, Test, and Treatment

what is chlamydia?symptoms and treatment
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What Is Chlamydia?

Chlamydia is a sexual infection and it is caused by a bacteria called chlamydia trachomatis.it can be transmitted through oral, anal, vaginal sex and through skin-to-skin contact.Although most Chlamydia cases reported are among teens and young adults, any sexually active person can get this sexually transmitted disease or STD. CDC estimates there are nearly 3 million new cases of Chlamydia each year.

What are the symptoms of chlamydia?

The symptoms of chlamydia are different for men and for women’s.

Chlaymdia in man

Most men do have symptoms of chlamydia.symptoms would include:
Pain when you pee
Unusual discharge coming out of the penis
Sore testicles
you may also feel fever
if you have chlamydia in the throat you can have a sore throat.

Chlaymdia in woman

Unfortunately, the problem with chlamydia for women is that most women don’t have any symptoms at all and this is why chlamydia is such a serious infection theoretically. If women do have symptoms of chlamydia.symptoms would include:
Most commonly a discharge from the vagina and like mans this can be green or yellow or white.
Abnormal bleeding
Pelvic pain
Pain during sex

How to diagnosed chlamydia?

Chlamydia is diagnosed in a number of ways.
guys do have symptoms so they are probably going to present to their doctor saying that I have pain in my testicles, I have a discharge from a penis, so the doctor can do a number of things for guys or girls. You can take a swab which is a stick with a little bit of cotton wool at the top you can take a swab from the vaginal area, from the throat area, from the bum or you can take a urine sample and for our kits we use a urine sample which is extremely sensitive and extremely specific for the bug or the bacteria.The only way one can prevent oneself from catching an STd ultimately is to abstain.CDC recommends that sexually active women under age of 26 be tested for Chlamydia every year.It is important for both men and women to discuss their sexual history with their physician to determine if they should be tested for Chlamydia.

Can Chlamydia Treatable?

Chlamydia is really treatable, it’s quite a simple treatment, in most cases it’s a once-off antibiotic dose, so you swallow four tablets.Well depending what country you live in, you swallow either two tablets on once-off dose, on an empty stomach or you swallow four tablets as a once-off dose, so that’s the most common and treatment.Occasionally if things are a little bit more complicated, if women have pelvic pain for example or if you have chlamydia in your anus or your bum or if you have chlamydia in your throat you may require a week-long course of antibiotics, but overall it’s very very treatable. If you have chlamydia in certain places, for example, the anal area or the throat or if women have a coil in place.