What Is Chlamydia?


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Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted disease which is one of the UK's fastest spreading STD's next to the HIV(AIDS) Virus.

The infection is caused by a tiny bacterium, Chlyamydia trachomatis. Many people are completely unaware of the infection because it can easily go unnoticed with no obvious symptoms.

Transmitting the infection can take place through intercourse and is more likely to be contracted if you have several partners.

Because there are commonly no symptoms, Chlamydia can lie dormant for a long time before it is discovered. This is often sometimes too late, since the infection can lead to infertility and pelvic problems.

Treatment of Chlamydia is very simple and can be cured with a course of antibiotics. It can be diagnosed with a simple urine test and will be cleared up and non recurrent (unless contracted again).
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Chlamydia is sexually transmitted disease and caused by Chlamydia trachomatis which is a bacterium. Most affected areas of the body are cervix in women and urethra and rectum in both male and female. This infection usually does not show any symptoms but if symptoms appear, can take 1-3 weeks. Most common symptoms are inflammation of bladder and cervix, increased vaginal discharge, pain while passing urine, abdominal pain, painful intercourse, bleeding after intercourse and irregular periods in females. In males, pain and burning while passing urine and white/cloudy discharge from penis.
Treatment of chlamydia respond very well to antibiotics.
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Chlamydia is a common type of sexually transmitted disease (STD). Due to the lack of visible symptoms it is sometimes called a silent disease. Symptoms are rarely seen.

Women with Chlamydia may find that the disease goes without notice for six months or maybe even a year. When symptoms do develop they include pain in the lower abdomen and back, unusual virginal discharges, fever, and nausea. There may be a burning sensation while urinating, intercourse may cause some pain, and there may be abnormal bleeding between menstrual periods.

Men may develop problems of infertility due to the infection spreading to the testicles but there is rarely any pain associated with this. They may observe a burning sensation while urinating and see unusual discharges as well. The sensitive tip of the phallus may itch and burn as well.
In case of anal infection there may be bleeding, burning, and pain observed here by both men and women.
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Chlamydia is the one of the most common sexually transmitted disease prevalent in United States and UK. It primarily affects the following areas –

• Cervix
• Fallopian tubes
• Urethra
• Epididymis
• Prostrate gland
• Anus
• Throat
• Eyes

Chlamydia is quite prevalent in adolescents who are sexually active. It occurs in them in association with other disorders such as pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). In its severe condition, if not taken proper care in time, it may cause severe damage to fallopian tubes, leading to the blocking of the tube due to scar and preventing the egg from being fertilized.

Chlamydia is caused by bacterial intervention, known as Chlamydia trachomatis. Individuals act as host of this bacterial parasite, as it derives its energy from its hosts. In most of the cases, both host and infected women may suffer from genital and urinary tract infections.

The modes of transmission as identified for the occurrence of Chlamydia are child sex-abuse, sharing infected sex toys, having sexual involvement with infected partner, infected pregnant woman.
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If I have been treated for but did not overcome std what is the next step? I  have been to a doctor more than once for this problem an I get no results. I have acute pain in my lower abdomen on my left side below my belly button and I think this infection has spread to my joints and in my skin. Their is no swelling ,  tender in abdomen area, spray effect when urinating. Thin urine stream and testicles are retracted .
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If you r pregnant and you contract chlamydia what r the chances that your baby contracts the disease also?
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give the common names of the disease

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