Chlamydia is the most common sexually transmitted disease to contract. It affects women the most but men can also get it while both genders can pass it on as well as suffer from it. Chlamydia is a disease and it is caused by bacteria, which means that it can be passed sexually by way of sexual activities including vaginal and anal intercourse as well as oral sex.
Yes, you can get a Chlamydia infection in your mouth just by putting your mouth on an infected area but most oral infections are easily spotted because of the physical presence it has. There are many symptoms with this STD but most of them are considered “silent while damaging”.
Chlamydia can make it difficult to urinate because of the burning pain that will most likely accompany the infection. However, many women claim that they have no symptoms while others complain of stomach and back pain, unusual discharge in the genital area and vaginal bleeding not associated with a menstrual cycle.
If symptoms are to occur, most will be apparent within the first 2-3 weeks of infection but it can begin showing signs as early as 1 week after being infected. Sadly, many infected people never end up showing any symptoms of Chlamydia or the infection but when taken to a specialist it is discovered there was more damage than anticipated.
If left untreated, Chlamydia infections in women can spread quickly and quietly from the vagina to the uterus to the fallopian tubes causing infertility along the way. If you think you might have this STD you should see your gynecologist, or a specialist of that nature, and have the appropriate testing done. The diagnosis of this particular STD is done through a urine test or by testing a collected specimen from the infected area.
Luckily, the treatment for Chlamydia infections is just as silent as the disease itself because all you need to do is take the correct antibiotics prescribed by a medical professional to effectively treat the disease and the infection caused by it. Also, completing treatment is very important otherwise you are susceptible to repeating Chlamydia infection.
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