Posted on Aug 30, 2007 | Comments 0
Chlamydia is one of the sexually transmitted diseases. It is mainly caused by the bacterium called as Chlamydia trachomatis.
This bacterium can damage a woman’s reproductive organs.
Usually the Chlamydia symptoms are mild or negligible, but in some severe conditions this can cause permanent harm, even infertility also.
This can occur silently and even you can’t recognize the problem. In a man, with Chlamydia infection can cause discharge from the penis.
Chlamydia affects one in every ten women and it occurs between the ages of 16 and 24.
Importance of Chlamydia test for young adults:
Chlamydia is mainly caused by a disease in the vaginal or uterine tract caused by the bacterium. Recently this disease became more common among sexually active adolescents and teenagers. You can’t even recognize the symptoms since it is asymptomatic.
If left untreated, this disease can lead to severe conditions such as pelvic inflammatory disease, endometriosis symptom, cervicitis, sterility, and urethritis.
In order to test your condition, you can use Chlamydia test kits. You can find them at stores and have self check in order to determine the condition. This test is very important because sometimes it can cause more severe problems in younger women. If you are under 25 and sexually active then you have a greater chance of getting Chlamydia. So, Chlamydia test is necessary for getting yourself checked.
Chances are even more high if you are below 20 years of age and have had unprotected sex or have had two partners or more within a year.
Chlamydia leads to infertility in women:
Young women should be aware of the sexually transmitted diseases like Chlamydia, because it can lead to infertility if left untreated. Around the world, 20% of the young women have the problem of Chlamydia.
This disease causes long-term effects on your reproductive system. Chlamydia breaks the hairs in the fallopian tube which are needed to move the eggs from ovaries to the womb. If left untreated, it can cause scarring, adhesion and finally complete blockage.
If you have damaged tubes, you will rarely fall pregnant. Rather than developing the pregnancy in the womb, it will develop in the fallopian tubes. This condition is called as ectopic pregnancy. Thus it causes serious pain and bleeding. This is a serious condition because it can be life threatening.
If you experience any symptoms like heavy discharges, severe abdominal pain, unexplained bleeding, excessive urination or pain during intercourse, then you should consult your gynecologist.
The treatment is very simple and you are required to take antibiotics for few days. The treatment depends on your condition.
Chlamydia in men:
If a man gets affected with Chlamydia, it can cause painful or burning sensation while urinating, an unusual discharge from the penis or slight fever. Sometimes it can spread to the testicles thus causing epididymitis. Epididymitis can also cause sterility.
Reiter’s Syndrome also comes from Chlamydia. Particularly this case can be observed in young men.
Finally, Chlamydia is asymptomatic, so it can be recognized early and can be treated before causing any severe symptoms.
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