Chlamydia: Symptoms, Causes, and Prevention

Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted infection that is a bacterial infection. It affects men and women both and it spreads during sexual contact and occurs in all age groups. Some people may not know that they have chlamydia because many people never develop the symptoms or signs, such as discharge from penis or vagina and genital pain.

What is chlamydia bacteria?
Chlamydia is an infection which is caused by the Chlamydia trachomatis (C. trachomatis). Some Scientists believe that it is the most common bacterial STI in the world. It can affect many organs such as urethra, cervix, penis, vagina, throat, eyes, and anus and sometimes it can permanent damage to the reproductive system.

Symptoms
Some people may not know that they have chlamydia because many people never develop the symptoms or signs, such as discharge from penis or vagina and genital pain.

Symptoms in Men:
• Burning and pain during urination
• Penile discharge such as watery, pus or milky discharge
• Tenderness and testicle swelling

If the rectum is affected by women or men, it can cause anal irritation.

Symptoms in Women:
• Low-grade fever
• Abdominal pain
• Bleeding periods
• Burning with urination
• Swelling in the vagina or around the anus
• Painful intercourse and bleeding after intercourse

The individual should speak with their doctor if anyone has symptoms that are given above.

Causes


Chlamydia may be transmitted by unprotected vaginal, anal or oral sex with the person. Chlamydia can also be passed by genital contact.

Chlamydia cannot be transmitted through the:
• Contact with a toilet seat that has been used by the infected person
• Sharing the swimming pool with an infected person
• Sharing an office with an infected person
• Standing in the front of an infected person

Prevention
You can prevent chlamydia by following these points:
• Use condom while Intercourse
• Regular screening
• Using dental dam

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