Symptoms

Chlamydia Symptoms and Treatment in Women

Chlamydia is a bacterium which can cause one of the most common sexually transmitted infections. This type of chlamydia can cause inflammatory conditions on some other parts of your body, such as your eyes. The infection is very common especially with younger sexually active women up to 25 years of age. It’s presumed that one out of ten women is infected with chlamydia in this age group. Frequency of this infection is usually linked with common switches of sexual partners, with multiple other infections of the sexual organs as well as unprotected sexual intercourse.

Excretions such as sperm and urine represent reservoir for chlamydia. This, in short, also describes how chlamydia is transmitted – over genital, oral and anal intercourse.

Symptoms

Chlamydia can be confirmed by taking a smear of the vaginal throat and urethra. During this it’s also recommended to take a test for any other sexually transmitted diseases. Most common symptoms of chlamydia include vaginal excretion, pain and burning during urination, bleeding in between periods (after sexual intercourse) and pain or discomfort in the lower part of your belly, especially during sexual intercourse.

Most people with chlamydia get this disease after having sex with an infected person. Many women aren’t even aware of being infected since there aren’t many symptoms which would show the activity of an infection. You may be infected with chlamydia for months, even years without experiencing any kind of symptoms.

Treatment

Antibiotics are used to treat this infection. Even if there are no symptoms, treatment is strongly recommended in order to prevent any possibly complications. It’s also important to check if you’re pregnant since these antibiotics may cause some damage to your baby. Also, it’s important to stay away from sexual intercourses during the treatment period – it’s also necessary to treat both partners.

In case the chlamydia is not treated, it can severely influence on the uterus and ovaries. An inflammatory condition of the pelvis is also possible, with about 1 out of 5 woman getting it. Pelvis inflammation can develop quickly, causing fever and a lot of pain, or it can develop at a slow pace, during many months and even years without causing any symptoms. If this is allowed, it can cause chronic pain, infertility, increased risk of ectopic pregnancy, as well as many other pregnancy related complications.

Out of all these chlamydia symptoms and treatment in women notes it becomes obvious that this condition is not a joke. Fortunately, it is one of the least dangerous sexually transmitted diseases if treated, but it can actually cause a lot of permanent issues if you don’t treat it in time and properly. Because of this, it’s best to get into safe sexual intercourse practices, always using decent protection (condoms work great) and being careful all around. If you are exchanging sexual partners often, make sure to use protection as otherwise you are simply getting yourself involved into unnecessary risks of getting a whole list of STDs diagnosed.

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Rani Vyas

Rani Vyas

I'm a Medical Consultant Doctor with a keen interest in Medical bioinformatics and genuinely intriguing way of presenting boring medical knowledge in an enchanting and eye catching way.

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