Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted disease. It is one of the most common diseases of this group. It is easily spread, because it doesn’t have symptoms. In fact, 50% of infections among men and 75% among women don’t have any symptoms. It is hard to determine do you have chlamydia, because there are no symptoms. In most cases, they can appear between 1 and 3 weeks after the sexual contact with a partner.
Symptoms in women are:
• Painful periods or bleeding between them.
• Abnormal vaginal discharge
• Pain when urinating or during intercourse
• Abdominal pain followed by a fever
• Burning or itching in or around the vagina
Symptoms in men are:
• Slam amount of cloudy or clear discharge from the upper part of a penis
• Swelling and pain around testicles
• Itching and burning penis
• Pain during urination
In order to diagnose chlamydia, a doctor must use a swab from the cervix (women) and urethra (men) and send them to the analysis. If your test is positive, a doctor will prescribe you doxycycline or azithromycin, oral antibiotics. A doctor will also recommend you that your partner needs treatment in order to prevent further spreading of chlamydia. After a week or two, the infection will be cured. In is important to take your medications even if you feel better.
Women who have more severe type of chlamydia need a hospitalization and intravenous antibiotics but also pain medicine. After you finished with your medications, you should be tested in order to determine is the infection cured. Do not have sex until you are sure that you and your partner don’t have chlamydia.