What is chlamydia? causes, symptoms, and prevention.

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Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) that one can get through intercourse, anal sex, or oral sex. However, when semen or vaginal fluids that contain the bacteria which cause chlamydia travel from one person to another the infections are spread.

Diagnosis of chlamydia.

So, when symptoms are present the health care professional can perform a physical exam which led them to observe any discharge or unusual spots which may be related to the possibility of the infection.

Therefore, swabbing the vagina in women and testing urine in men is the most effective way of diagnosing chlamydia. The Results could take several days and follow-up appointments and treatment discussed if the results are positive.

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Risk factors

Symptoms of chlamydia in men

  • Burning sensation when urinating.
  • Pain in the testicles.
  • Sensation burning during urination.
  • Yellow-green discharge from the penis.

Symptoms of chlamydia in women.

  • Itching in and around your vagina.
  • Burning sensation when one is peeing.
  • Bleeding in between the periods.
  • Pus in the urine.
  • White or yellow discharge that may be smelly from the vagina.
  • Painful periods.
  • Painful intercourse.

Treatment and control

  • Using barrier methods such as condoms and dental dams during each time of having oral anal or vaginal sex to reduce the risk of infection.
  • Contact all the sexual partners from the last three months that you are infected so that they may be tested too.
  • Also, avoid sharing sex toys, and if shared wash them thoroughly and cover them with a condom between each use.
  • Chlamydia is bacterial in nature and antibiotics can treat it easily. Therefore, can be cured.

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