What is Chlamydia?
It is a common sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by chlamydia bacteria. And with this, people who have chlamydia often do not have these external symptoms in the early stages.
Friends, in fact, about 90 percent of women and 70 percent of men have no symptoms of STIs. But chlamydia can still cause health problems at a later stage.
Friends, let us tell you that untreated chlamydia can lead to serious complications, so it is important to get regular check-ups and at the same time talk to your doctor and either your health care provider if you have any concerns.
What causes chlamydia
Friends, let us tell you that sex without condom and unprotected oral sex are the main ways of chlamydia infection. And at the same time I that but to contract it, it is not necessary to have this penetration.
Be aware that touching the genitals together can transmit bacteria. And at the same time I think it can also be contracted during anal sex.
Be aware that newborn babies can get chlamydia from their mother during birth. And with that, most antenatal testing includes a chlamydia test, and also I. But it doesn’t hurt to do that test with an OB-GYN during the first prenatal checkup.
Let us tell you that you can get chlamydia infection in the eye through oral or genital contact with the eyes, and with this, but it is not common.
It should be noted that this chlamydia can also be contracted in someone who has had an infection once before and has successfully treated it. And that’s how chlamydia is shared between individuals, as well as I learn more about it.
How common is chlamydia?
So that’s 2017 year more than of 1.7 million cases of the chlamydia we’re reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). However, these very many cases are not reported, and friends, that is why the actual number of chlamydia infections every year may be very close to 3 million.
And along with this, both men and women can get this infection, but in women, it comes in a lot of cases.
And let us tell you that the rate of this infection is highest in young women, and in addition, in which the rate of infection is highest in women between 15 and 24 years old.
Moreover, the CDC recommends that all sexually active women aged 25 and younger be screened for chlamydia every year, as well as many more who may be exposed to risk factors such as new partners. And that of all the old ladies too.
Statistically, it is only if a person has sex with more than one person that it is more likely to get an STI. And at the same time, other risk factors include having an STI in the past, or having an infection in the present, because it can reduce resistance.
And in addition, an act of sexual assault can increase the risk of contracting chlamydia and other STIs. And with that, if you were forced to have any sexual activity, including oral sex, and only then you should aim to get it checked as soon as possible.
Organizations such as the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN) provide this support for rape and sexual assault survivors only. And for that anonymous, confidential help:
- Call RAINN’s 24/7 National Sexual Assault Hotline at 800-656-4673. call on
- Find this one and only local service provider for screening
- online.rainn.org . So that’s theirs and it also I chat 24/7 on this online sexual assault hotline.
- Rates of chlamydia, as well as other STIs, have been climbing in recent years. See all kinds of new statistics and groups that are at highest risk.
- Please tell that this is the only symptom of chlamydia in men.
- Many men do not notice all the symptoms of chlamydia. And with that, most men have no symptoms at all.
And with that, if symptoms appear, and that’s usually only 1 to 3 weeks after transmission.
In addition, some of the most common symptoms of chlamydia in men include:
- such as burning during urination
- yellow or green discharge from your penis
- pain in your lower abdomen
- pain in your testicles
- It is also possible for you to have a chlamydia infection in your anus. And friends, in this case, the main symptoms are often discharge, pain and bleeding from the area itself.
Let us tell you that having oral sex with a person with infection increases the risk of getting chlamydia in the throat itself. And along with this, the symptoms can include a very sore throat, cough and either you have a fever. And with that it is also possible to carry bacteria in your throat and not know that.
Symptoms of chlamydia in women
It is to be noted that chlamydia is often referred to as a “silent infection”. And friends, that is because it is because people with chlamydia may not experience these symptoms at all.
Friend’s, so that’s if woman’s are contracts an STI, and at the same time, it may take several weeks for any symptoms to appear.
And let us tell you that these are only a few of the most common symptoms of chlamydia in women:
- such as painful intercourse (dyspareunia)
- and your vaginal discharge
- you feel that burning during urination
- pain in your lower abdomen
- and you have inflammation of the cervix (cervix)
and you have bleeding between periods
And that’s in some women, and that infection can spread to the fallopian tubes, causing pelvic as well as a condition called inflammatory disease (PID). And with this, I think that PID is a medical emergency.
Symptoms of PID are:
- you have a fever
- you have severe pelvic pain
- your nausea
- You have unusual vaginal bleeding between periods and your
And along with this, chlamydia can also infect the rectum. And this is because not all women may experience symptoms if they have a chlamydia infection in the rectum. However, if they also show signs of a rectal infection, they may also include pain in the rectum, as well as discharge or bleeding.
And friends, in addition to this, if women do oral sex with a person with an infection, then they can get a throat infection. And with that, although it’s possible to contract it without knowing it, and with that, symptoms of a chlamydia infection in your throat include cough, fever, as well as a sore throat.
It should be noted that the symptoms of STIs can be different in men as well as in women, so if you experience any of the above symptoms then talk to a health care professional only. is important.
That’s good news that’s chlamydia is a easy to treat. Since it is bacterial in nature, and friends, that is why it is treated with antibiotics as well.
It should be noted that azithromycin is an antibiotic as well as one that is usually prescribed in single, large doses. Doxycycline is an antibiotic and one that should only be taken twice a day for about a week.
And along with this, I may be given other antibiotics as well. It does not matter which antibiotic is prescribed, and at the same time it is important to follow the dosage instructions carefully to make sure that the infection is completely cleared up. And with that, even with single-dose drugs, it can take up to two weeks.
It is important to note that during the time of its treatment, it is important not to have sex with you. And with that you’ve been treated for a previous infection, and it’s still possible to transmit and contract chlamydia if you’re exposed again.
And with that said, although chlamydia is curable, it’s important to stay safe and prevent recurrences as well.
Chlamydia home remedies
It should be noted that chlamydia is caused by a bacterial infection. Antibiotics are the only true treatment for this type of infection.
Let me tell you that but some alternative remedies can help in reducing the symptoms very much. And at the same time, it’s important to remember that untreated chlamydia can lead to fertility problems as well as long-term complications, including chronic inflammation.
It should be noted that the home remedies for chlamydia that may be effective as well as I (for the symptoms, not just the infection) include:
- Goldenseal. This medicinal plant can also limit symptoms during infection by reducing inflammation.
- Echinacea. Let us tell you that this plant has been widely used to boost the immune system itself so that people can not only get rid of all kinds of infections ranging from common cold to skin sores. to help remove it. And at the same time, it can help you in reducing the symptoms of chlamydia.
- Friends, although the compounds in these plants may help reduce inflammation and infection in general, there is no quality study to show that they work specifically for chlamydia. effective for symptoms.
It should be noted that when seeing a health care professional about chlamydia, they will likely ask about the symptoms. If there are none, and also I can ask them and that is why you are worried.
The doctor may do a physical exam if symptoms are present, as well as that. And at the same time, it allows them to observe any discharge, sores and unusual spots and those that could be related to a possible infection.
Let us tell you that the most effective diagnostic test for chlamydia is to swab your vagina in women only, as well as test urine in men. If the infection is likely to be in the anus or throat, and that is then these areas may also be swabbed.
Please note that this result may take several days. And he should call the doctor’s office to discuss the results. If the test comes back positive, then only its follow-up appointment and treatment options will be discussed.
Let us tell you that this STI test can be done in many ways. Read more about each type itself and what it will tell your doctor.
It should be noted that if a healthcare provider is seen as soon as chlamydia is suspected, the infection will likely go away without any permanent problems.
However, it is only those people who experience serious medical problems if they wait too long for it to be treated.
Female complications of untreated chlamydia
Friends, tell that only a few women develop PID, and it is an infection.
One that can damage the uterus, cervix, and ovaries so PID is painful that disease This often requires and the hospital treatments.
It should be noted that if chlamydia is left untreated, women can become infertile as well because they can damage the fallopian tubes.
In addition, pregnant women with my infection can pass the bacteria to their own babies during birth, which can lead to eye infections as well as pneumonia in newborns.
and also the male complications of untreated chlamydia
When chlamydia is not treated, men can also experience complications. The epididymis—all of the tubes that hold the testicles in place—can become inflamed, and with that can cause pain. And that is it is known as epididymitis.
Let us tell you that this infection can also spread to the prostate gland, and that is why you may have fever, painful intercourse and lower back problems. And in addition to that, the other possible complication is male chlamydial urethritis.
Additionally, these are some of the most common complications of untreated chlamydia, and that is why it is important to get medical help right away. And with that, most of the people who get treatment early, they do not have any long-term medical problems.
Chlamydia in throat
Be aware that STIs can also be transmitted and contracted during oral sex. Contact of the mouth, lips, or tongue may be enough to transmit chlamydia.
And with that, if you contract chlamydia from oral sex, and with that, you may not experience any symptoms. and with
Just like with vaginal or anal chlamydial infections, symptoms don’t always appear.
Let us tell you that if the symptoms of chlamydia are present in the throat, and that they may also include:
- like you have a sore throat
- your dry throat
- you have a fever
- you cough frequently
And so other STIs can develop in the throat. Each type of STI in the throat causes unique symptoms and all its concerns.
Chlamydia in eyes
It should be noted that chlamydia infection is most common in the genital area, as well as in less common places such as the anus, throat, and even the eyes. And along with this, you can get it in your eyes only through direct and either indirect contact with bacteria.
For example, tell that if you touch your eye without washing your hands, and only then this infection can go from the genitals to your eye.
Let us tell you that if you get chlamydia eye infection, which is also known as chlamydial conjunctivitis, and only then it can also cause the following symptoms:
- such as redness
- you bloated
- you itch
- irritate you
- mucus or discharge
- sensitivity to light (photophobia)
Friends, if left untreated, it can only cause chlamydia blindness in your eye. But it is easily treated, and along with this, early treatment will help to cure the infection and prevent its complications.
Be aware that chlamydia in your eyes can be confused with the more common eye infection. And also let you know the symptoms to know the difference between chlamydia and other eye infections as well.
Chlamydia and gonorrhea
It should be noted that chlamydia and its gonorrhea are two common STIs. And let us tell you that both of these are caused by bacteria and those that can be passed only during your vaginal, oral or anal sex.
Note that both are unlikely to cause symptoms of STIs. If symptoms do occur, people with chlamydia already experience all those symptoms within a few weeks of contracting the infection so that’s gonorrhea, it’s can be very long time before symptoms appears and with That’s, if at all.
Let us tell you that both the infections have some similar symptoms. And that includes:
- pain or burning during urination
- an unusual discharge from the penis, vagina, and either you anus
- swelling of the testicles and either you scrotum
- you have rectal pain
- And with this I am bleeding from the rectum
- Friends, if left untreated, these two infections can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease as well as fertility problems.
Be aware that untreated gonorrhea can cause itching in the rectum, and either soreness and pain, such as during a bowel movement. And in addition to this, women with untreated gonorrhea may also experience prolonged periods of intercourse, heavy periods as well as pain.
It should be noted that both chlamydia and gonorrhea can be effectively treated with antibiotics. They are both treatable and with this it is unlikely to cause long term issues if treated quickly.
And there are several other key differences that help differentiate between the two STIs. Read more about how chlamydia and its gonorrhea are similar, as well as how they differ.
Prevention of chlamydia
Let us tell you that the safest way for a sexually active person to avoid chlamydia is to use a condom during intercourse.
Note that in order to practice safe sex, it is only recommended that:
- Tell that to use protection with each new partner.
- And with that I get tested for STIs with new partners only on a regular basis.
- And at the same time, until a partner is not tested for STI, then you should avoid having oral sex or use this protection only during oral sex.
- Safe sex can protect everyone from infection, unintended pregnancy as well as other complications. Safe sex is incredibly successful only if done properly.