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Here's How to Deal with the Effects of Chlamydia

, – Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted disease that is quite common. This disease occurs due to a bacterial infection called Chlamydia trachomatis. Some sufferers may not show any symptoms, so this disease is often not aware of its existence. Chlamydia infection that is detected too late can spread and infect the cervix, anus, urinary tract, eyes, and throat. How can chlamydia be treated?

As mentioned earlier, chlamydia infection often shows no symptoms, at first. When there are symptoms, the sufferer will usually experience:

  • Mild fever.

  • Swelling in the vaginal area (in women) or testicles (in men).

  • Pain in the lower abdomen.

  • Abnormal vaginal discharge.

  • Pain during intercourse.

  • Bleeding between menstrual periods and after intercourse.

This is the Body-to-Body Transmission of Chlamydia Infection

These symptoms may not appear within one to three weeks of infection. If you experience one or more symptoms, including those not mentioned earlier, consult a doctor immediately so that you get medical attention immediately, and avoid spreading further infection.

Possible Complications

Chlamydia that is not treated immediately will develop into a serious condition that can lead to various complications. One of the complications that often occur is infertility or infertility. However, apart from infertility, chlamydia can also cause several other complications, such as:

  • Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), also known as pelvic inflammation. Pelvic inflammation occurs when bacteria have spread to infect the cervix, uterus, fallopian tubes, and ovaries. Pelvic inflammation can progress to infertility, ectopic pregnancy (a serious condition when a fertilized egg is outside the uterus), or chronic pelvic pain.

  • Cystitis . This occurs when there is inflammation of the bladder.

  • Prostatitis. This occurs when the prostate gland swells.

  • Reiter’s syndrome . This causes arthritis, eye redness, and urinary tract problems.

  • Various infections. Various infections can affect the lining of the urethra in men, and in the rectum or eye area.

This is what happens to the body when you have Chlamydia

How to handle it?

When diagnosed with chlamydia, doctors will usually prescribe antibiotics, because chlamydia can actually be easily treated with antibiotics. Not only for sufferers, doctors also usually prescribe antibiotics for couples, which must be consumed for 5 to 10 days.

In some cases, treatment takes two weeks to completely treat chlamydia. The person is usually not allowed to have sex during this time to prevent spreading the infection. Make sure to follow the doctor’s instructions carefully, and complete the antibiotics to prevent resistance to antibiotics and re-infection.

In addition to undergoing treatment recommended by doctors, there are several things that sufferers need to pay attention to, to help the healing process, namely:

  • Don’t have sex. This means not engaging in any sexual activity including vaginal, anal, and oral penetration. It is best to avoid sexually transmitted infections.

  • Practice safe sex. Use condoms for various types of intercourse that you want to have. Condoms function to keep blood, vaginal fluids, and semen from transferring bacteria to other people.

  • Have honest discussions with sexual partners. It is important to communicate openly with your partner about your sexual life and sexually transmitted diseases, and always use a condom before sexual intercourse.

Know 2 Important Facts About Chlamydia

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