7 Chlamydia Symptoms and Treatment

Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by bacteria called Chlamydia trachomatis. It is one of the most common STIs in the United States, and many people who have chlamydia may not even know it because they have no symptoms. However, if left untreated, chlamydia can cause serious health problems such as infertility, pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), and ectopic pregnancy. That’s why it’s important to know the common symptoms of chlamydia and get tested regularly, especially if you’re sexually active.

1. Pain or Burning During Urination

One of the most common symptoms of chlamydia is pain or burning during urination. This is because the infection can cause inflammation and irritation of the urethra, which is the tube that carries urine out of the body. This symptom can be more pronounced in men than women, but it can occur in both.

2. Abnormal Vaginal Discharge or Penis Discharge

Another common symptom of chlamydia is abnormal vaginal discharge in women and penis discharge in men. The discharge may be thick, yellow or greenish in color, and may have a strong odor. Women may also experience bleeding between periods or after sex.

3. Pain or Bleeding During Sex

Chlamydia can also cause pain or bleeding during sex, especially for women. This is because the infection can cause inflammation and irritation of the cervix, which is the lower part of the uterus that opens into the vagina.

4. Lower Abdominal Pain or Pelvic Pain

In some cases, chlamydia can cause lower abdominal pain or pelvic pain in women. This may be a sign of PID, which is a serious complication of chlamydia that can lead to infertility and chronic pain.

5. Testicular Pain or Swelling

Men with chlamydia may experience testicular pain or swelling, which can be a sign of epididymitis, a complication of the infection that affects the tubes that carry sperm.

6. Rectal Pain, Discharge, or Bleeding

Chlamydia can also infect the rectum in both men and women who engage in anal sex. This can cause pain, discharge, or bleeding from the rectum.

7. Sore Throat or Eye Infection

Although less common, chlamydia can also cause a sore throat or eye infection if it is spread through oral or eye contact.

If you experience any of these symptoms, it’s important to get tested for chlamydia as soon as possible. Testing is quick, easy, and painless, and can be done through a urine test or a swab of the affected area. At Nao Medical, we offer confidential and affordable chlamydia testing, as well as treatment and prevention options for all types of sexually transmitted infections. We also offer telemedicine services and after-hours care for your convenience.

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Q: How is chlamydia treated?

  • A: Chlamydia is easily treatable with antibiotics. Your healthcare provider will prescribe the appropriate medication for you based on your individual needs.

Q: Can chlamydia be cured?

  • A: Yes, chlamydia can be cured with antibiotics. However, it’s important to get tested regularly and practice safe sex to prevent re-infection.

Q: How can I prevent chlamydia?

  • A: The best way to prevent chlamydia is to practice safe sex by using condoms or dental dams every time you have sex, and to get tested regularly if you’re sexually active. You should also talk to your partner(s) about their sexual history and get tested together.

Q: Is chlamydia a serious infection?

  • A: Yes, chlamydia can cause serious health problems if left untreated, including infertility, PID, and ectopic pregnancy. That’s why it’s important to get tested and treated as soon as possible.

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