– Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted disease that is transmitted through unprotected sex. Although it can occur in men and women, most cases of chlamydia are experienced by young women who are sexually active. If not treated immediately, chlamydia can cause more serious health problems.
Possible complications from chlamydia include epididymitis, urethritis, pelvic inflammatory disease, pregnancy complications, bartholinitis (swelling of the Bartholin’s glands), and salpingitis (inflammation of the fallopian tubes).
So, how is Chlamydia Transmitted?
Chlamydia is caused by the bacteria Chlamydia trachomatis, a bacteria that is transmitted by people with unprotected sex. This transmission can be through oral, anal, vaginal sex, or just touching each other’s genitals. In fact, chlamydia bacteria can also be transmitted through sex aids that are not covered with a condom, or which are not washed clean after use.
Another thing to note is that chlamydia bacteria cannot be transmitted through physical contact with someone with chlamydia such as hugging, using shared utensils, sharing towels, kissing, swimming together, and bathing and using the same toilet.
The risk of transmission increases if a person has had a sexually transmitted disease, has changed sexual partners, has sex without using a condom, and is sexually active before the age of 18.
What are the signs and symptoms of chlamydia?
Most people with chlamydia do not feel any symptoms when they first contract this disease. Because, usually new symptoms appear after 1-3 weeks of bacteria infecting the body. Here are some signs and symptoms of chlamydia that need to be watched out for:
1. Symptoms of Chlamydia in Men
Symptoms that appear can include pain in the testicles, a burning or itching sensation when urinating, and a thick or watery white discharge from the tip of Mr. P. Chlamydia infection and transmission can still occur even though the symptoms experienced have disappeared.
2. Symptoms of Chlamydia in Women
Symptoms that arise can include bleeding during or after intercourse, unusual discharge from vaginal discharge, burning or itching sensation when urinating, lower abdominal pain, menstruation that is heavier than usual, and bleeding between menstrual periods.
Chlamydia actually doesn’t just infect the genitals. Because, chlamydia can also infect the eye and cause conjunctivitis if vaginal fluid or infected sperm are exposed to the eye. Symptoms are usually in the form of sore eyes, swelling, irritation, and discharge.
Can Chlamydia Infection Be Prevented?
Certainly can. Here are some ways you can prevent chlamydia infection and other sexually transmitted diseases:
- Being loyal to one partner, aka not changing sexual partners.
- Using a condom during sex.
- Do not share the use of sex toys.
- Do not clean Miss V. Too often because this habit can reduce the number of good bacteria in Miss V. The small number of good bacteria can increase the risk of infection in Miss V.
That’s how chlamydia infection is transmitted from body to body. If you experience the signs and symptoms above, talk to your doctor immediately to find out the cause. To talk to a doctor, you can use the application . You can contact the doctor anytime and anywhere through the Contact Doctor feature via Chat, and Video / Voice Call. Come on, download the application on the App Store or Google Play right now!
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