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Chlamydial Infection - Symptoms & Treatment


Chlamydial Infection is a curable sexually transmitted infection (STI). It is one of the most widespread bacterial STIs in the United States. It is caused by bacteria called Chlamydia trachomatis. Chlamydia trachomatis is associated with a spectrum of diseases. Chlamydia can also be passed from an infected mother to her baby during vaginal childbirth. Men with signs or symptoms might have a discharge from their penis or a burning sensation when urinating. Pain and swelling in the testicles are uncommon. Chlamydial Infection is known as a "silent" disease because about three quarters of infected women and about half of infected men have no symptoms. The bacteria initially infect the cervix and the urethra (urine canal). Women who have symptoms might have an abnormal vaginal discharge or a burning sensation when urinating. , bacteria can infect the cervix and urinary tract in women.The bacteria also can infect your throat if you have oral sexual contact with an infected partner.

Causes of Chlamydial Infection

Common causes of Chlamydial Infection

  • Sore throats. Bacteria(Chlamydia trachomatis).
  • Abnormal genital discharge.
  • Infertility.
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease.

Symptoms of Chlamydial Infection

Common Symptoms of Chlamydial Infection

  • Abdominal or lower back pain.
  • Urinating.
  • Pain during intercourse.
  • Bleeding between menstrual periods.
  • Nausea.
  • Vomiting.
  • Fatigue.
  • Fever

Treatment of Chlamydial Infection

Common Treatment of Chlamydial Infection

  • If you are infected with C. trachomatis , your health care provider will probably give you a prescription for an antibiotic such as azithromycin (taken for one day) or doxycycline (taken for 7 days). Or, you might get a prescription for another antibiotic such as erythromycin or ofloxacin.
  • Avoid getting an STI is to not have sexual contact or to be in a long-term.
  • Cool or warm compresses and acetaminophen or ibuprofen may make a child more comfortable.

 

 

 

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