Chlamydia is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections.
Chlamydia is caused by bacteria inside human urethra.
It spreads during sexual contact. Casual sex is extremely dangerous.
Besides genital Chlamydia cultures affecting urethra, eye culture exists. It causes trachoma or leukoma on each cornea. It can lead to loss of vision.
The symptoms of urogenital Chlamydia may be burning when urinating of urethral discharge. The discharge is unsafe for your relatives.
Men who have acute Chlamydia notice the symptoms and visit a doctor, but when they feel no symptoms the infection can lead to serious complications.
In women, the disease usually has no symptoms, which may cause problems if not detected in time. They should get tested regularly for the infection.
Do not self medicate! It is dangerous!
Out-of-counter medicines can be ineffective for the infection. If treated wrong way, the symptoms may go away while Chlamydia keeps living. As a result, the Chlamydia will become chronic.
In men, the infection affects prostate, epididymis, tentacles, seminal colliculus, urethra.
Infection may lead to infertility and impotency. Scars may cause pain even after the treatment.
In women, the infection affects vagina, ovaries, fallopian tubes and results in infertility.
In blood Chlamydia causes serious complications, e.g. Reiter’s syndrome, when joints, eyes and urethra are affected. The disease is difficult to treat and it is permanently disabling.
Pneumonias caused by Chlamydia may lead to death.
Chlamydia is effectively treated in the early stages. You health care provider will keep treatment in secret.
Info about Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI)
- STI spread through all types of sex since the infection can live besides in genitals also in mouth, in a tooth or anus.
- If untreated, the diseases can have no symptoms for long. Do not self medicate, you need to see a medical professional.
- The earlier you will see a doctor the earlier you will recover without complications.
- AIDS is the only STI infection that cannot be treated.
- STI may spread from mother to her child.
- AIDS and syphilis are the special STIs. You can get them only through sexual intercourse.
How Can You Know You Have STI
Only special Dermatologist tests can tell it.
Complications of STI
- Infertility, in men and women.
- Chronic diseases
- Prostatitis (inflammation of the prostate gland)
- Orchitis (inflammation of the testes)
- Urethral stricture (narrowing)
- Epididymitis (inflammation of the epididymis)
- Endometritis (inflammation of the vagina)
- Other diseases
- Genital burning or itch
- Red colour in genital and anal areas
- Frequent and painful urination
- Unusual vaginal and penile discharges
Keep in mind the symptom are not always easily seen. Therefore once you suspect STI you should see a medical professional. The easiest and the most reliable way to protect you from most STI is to avoid casual intercourse.