Understanding the Link Between Chlamydia Trachomatis and Infertility

Chlamydia Infection in Men and Women – Chlamydia is the most common sexually transmitted disease in the world.

It is spread through unprotected sex. Chlamydia is an infectious disease caused by bacteria called Chlamydia Trachomatis.

Symptoms of chlamydia are not visible in most cases, so the person who has chlamydia infection considers himself healthy and unknowingly infects others with chlamydia.

Women are twice as likely to get chlamydia infection than men.

If chlamydia is not treated, it causes many serious health-related problems.

Chlamydia is curable and can be cured easily.

Chlamydia most commonly occurs in people between the ages of 15 and 28.

Sexually active people must get themselves tested for chlamydia infection once a year.


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What are the Chlamydia Symptoms 

Symptoms of chlamydia are not visible in most of the patients.
Most patients start seeing its symptoms when it starts affecting the patient’s organs.
Common symptoms of chlamydia are

Chlamydia Symptoms Male

1) Burning sensation while urinating

2) Pain while urinating

3) Yellow or green discharge from the penis

4) Pain in the lower abdomen

5) Pain in testicles

6) Pain around the anus

7) Bleeding from around the anus

8) Sore Throat

9) Cough and expectoration

10) Having a fever

Chlamydia Symptoms Women

1) Having pain during intercourse

2) Discharge of white liquid from the vagina

3) Burning or pain while urinating

4) Bleeding between periods

5) Swelling, pain, or inflammation in the cervix

6) Fever

7) Nausea

8) Hoarseness and Sore throat

9) Cough

10) Expectoration

11) Pain or swelling around the anus

12) Bleeding around the anus


How Do You Get Chlamydia

1) Having unprotected sex

2) Having oral sex

3) Having anal sex

4) From pregnant mother to her child at the time of birth

5) Touching eyes after touching genitals infected with Chlamydia

6) From any type of genital fluid such as semen or vaginal discharge infected with chlamydia

Chlamydia is not spread by kissing, hugging, bathing together, sharing towels or napkins, swimming pools etc.

Chlamydia Treatment Medication

The treatment of chlamydia is very easy and in this, the patient is given antibiotics.
Azithromycin is the most effective antibiotic for chlamydia.
In the treatment of chlamydia, a single dose of 1 gram of Azithromycin is given.
But many doctors prescribe a single dose of 1 gram for 3 days as well.
Azithromycin should be given empty stomach then its effect is more.
During the treatment, one should stay away from sex and should not make any kind of physical relation for a week.


Chlamydia Test

To find out chlamydia infection, the doctor will first understand your symptoms and then examine the genitals.
If he does not understand anything, then he will test for liquid of the genitals of women (Vagina Swab Test for Chlamydia).
A urine test is done to detect chlamydia infection in men.
These tests are called the NAAT test which means Nucleic Acid Amplification Test.
Chlamydia RT-PCR is also done to identify it’s infection.

Prevention From Chlamydia Infection

1) Do not have sex with a stranger

2) Must use the condom during sex

3) Don’t do anal sex or oral sex or use a condom while doing it

4) Do not share sex toys with anyone


Risk Factor of Chlamydia Infections

Untreated Chlamydia infection increases the chances of infertility in women.

Apart from this, there can be a disease called PID (Pelvic Inflammatory Disease).

It also causes arthritis in women and men.

Chlamydia infection in men does not cause much problem, but sometimes it affects the testicles, causing pain and swelling in the testicles and leads to infertility.
It also causes prostate problems or urethritis in men.
If it spreads from a pregnant woman to a child born during delivery, it can cause pneumonia or eye infection in the child.



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