Chlamydia can be spread easily by sexual contact with an infected partner, damaging the vaginal, rectum, and throat (pharynx). It affects up to 90% of women and 50% of men without causing any symptoms. In men, urethral discharge (discharge from the penis) and dysuria are common symptoms (pain on passing urine). Increased vaginal discharge, abdominal pain, dyspareunia (pain during sex), and spontaneous vaginal bleeding are common symptoms in women (e.g., bleeding during periods or after sex). Luckily, Chlamydia antibiotics are widely known as the perfect cure for this disorder.
- How to contract Chlamydia
Chlamydia is easily spread by unprotected sex with an infected partner, including vaginal, anal, and oral sex. Chlamydia can also be spread through the sharing of sex devices and when your genitals come into contact with those of an infected partner (even if penetration does not occur). During childbirth, Chlamydia can be transferred from mother to infant. The use of condoms during intercourse greatly minimizes the likelihood of chlamydia and other STIs being transmitted.
- Another way to catch Chlamydia except for sex
Chlamydia is spread by any action involving the exchange of sexual fluids, such as vaginal, oral, and anal sex, and the use of sex toys. Kissing, touching surfaces such as toilet seats, or swimming in pools do not transmit Chlamydia.
- Chlamydia a self-curing disease
There is evidence that if left untreated, chlamydia infection can clear in up to 50% of patients within a year. However, if left untreated, chlamydia can develop consequences such as persistent infection, discomfort, and infertility, especially in women; hence antibiotic treatment is usually suggested.
- The long-term consequences of chlamydia infection
If left untreated, chlamydia can lead to serious consequences. The infection can progress to the testicles in men, causing epididymitis, a painful and swelling condition. It can result in pelvic pain, discomfort, fertility issues, and a higher chance of ectopic pregnancy.
Symptoms of Chlamydia infection
Up to 90% of women with chlamydia may experience no symptoms. Among the signs and symptoms are:
- Vaginal discharge changes, such as volume, color, odor, and consistency.
- Discomfort during or after intercourse (dyspareunia)
- Sex-related bleeding
- Bleeding that isn’t planned (e.g., bleeding between periods or an irregular menstrual cycle)
- Pain in the lower abdomen
- Urinary discomfort (dysuria)
- Rectal discomfort or discharge
Men may experience:
- Discharge from the penis
- Pain during urination (dysuria)
- Burning or itching of the urethra
- Testicular pain
- Rectal pain or discharge
Chlamydia Antibiotics are a simple way to cure Chlamydia infection. A week’s worth of Doxycycline tablets, given twice a day for seven days, is the most typical treatment. You should refrain from having intercourse until your treatment is finished or for seven days if given a single amount of Azithromycin.