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Uncovering Chlamydia

Apr 4, 2008
Chlamydia is one of the most common STDS. The Chlamydia trachomatis bacterium causes the disease. Chlamydia is more prevalent among teenagers and young adults because of their very active sexual activities. The disease can be very dangerous but it can readily be cured if diagnosed promptly. It is one cause of blindness which can be prevented. Conjunctivitis, which can cause blindness, is a complication connected Chlamydia

In men, this can lead to infection of the urethra. Majority of women who contracted the disease and did not get proper medical attention will suffer from pelvic inflammatory syndrome or uterus infections together with uterine proboscis and/or ovaries infections.

Pelvic inflammatory syndrome can cause lesions of reproduction organs, that can lead afterwards to severe complications, including chronic pelvic pain, difficulty in getting pregnant, extra uterine pregnancy and other dangerous complications related to pregnancy.

As well as in the case of gonorrhea, the bacterium Chlamydia can be found in the uterine cervix and urethra and they can live as well inside the throat or rect. Both men and women infested frequently do not develop Chlamydia infection symptoms. Thus, these persons can spread the infection without being aware. The bacterium can pass from a person to the other through sexual contact and through oral sex as well.

If a person touches infected fluid and touches the eyes, then there is a great risk of the eye becoming infected too. The baby can contract the disease from the mother during birth and can have at once pneumonia and pink eye which could have serious consequences on the baby's well-being. Once the disease is diagnosed, treatment is easy. However, if treatment for Chlamydia infection is not administered for a long period of time, more serious health problems could ensue.

Chlamydia can be hardly detected because infections, during first stages, sometimes do not trigger or they trigger few signs and symptoms that can make you go to the doctor. When signs and symptoms do emerge, they are most of the times slight or passenger, that makes them easy to ignore.

Sign and symptoms of infection with Chlamydia can include: - painful urinating or the need to urinate more frequently than usually -inferior abdominal pain -vaginal discharge in the case of women -bleeding between menstruations -painful intercourse -penis discharge in the case of men -inflamed testicles, painful if touching them or fever Sometimes, Chlamydia infection can cause slight fever, muscular pain or headache.

Infected men might produce discharge from their penis and experience a burning sensation while urinating. They might also have burning sensation and itching around the penis opening. On rare occasions there might also be pain swelling in the testicles.

Tests to determine presence of Chlamydia infection include urine analysis, or testing of cultures taken from the vagina, penis or anus. Since it is a disease prevalent among young people, a great way to prevent this infection is through effective administration of sexual education programs in schools or social helps centres within the community.
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