WHAT IS CHLAMYDIA TRACHOMATIS?
Chlamydia is a bacterial infection, which is caused by bacteria called Chlamydia trachomatis. It is an infection that falls under the category of sexually transmitted diseases. Unfortunately, this infection can also be transmitted by an infected mother to the baby during childbirth. There are as many as 60% probability that an infected mother transmit the infection to her child. If your pregnancy test indicated that you are a mother, you should as soon as possible to learn all about this type of infection.
If you find out that you have an infection, the results can afford to take appropriate measures for the treatment.
Bacterial infection of chlamydia is usually asymptomatic, but sometimes we can see some signs of infection. If this infection affects women, which affects pregnancy, and in addition it is left untreated, it can cause many complications. Already at the very women may experience a condition called dyspareunia, which is characterized by a feeling of pain during sexual intercourse. Other women may feel a burning sensation or pain when urinating or may occur increase the frequency of urination. There may also be disturbances, such as light yellow vaginal discharge during or after sexual intercourse. Sometimes you may experience bleeding during intercourse, which is not associated with menstruation. Let us remember that pregnancy is a unique state for every woman, but it is also a moment in life when various infections are particularly dangerous.
Before we start worrying, if the problem of bacterial infection chlamydia applies to you, you should first meet your doctor.
One of the most common symptoms of chlamydia include headache, If the infection gets into the cervix and cause inflammation, it can also lead to inflammation of the pelvis. There are several methods by which you can ensure a successful treatment of this sexually transmitted disease. First, however,’s meet the most common symptoms of chlamydia in both women and men.
WHAT ARE SYMPTOMS OF CHLAMYDIA IN WOMEN?
- worrisome bleeding after intercourse or between menstrual cycles
- pain around the abdomen or burning during urination
- discharge with an unpleasant odor from the vagina
WHAT ARE SYMPTOMS OF CHLAMYDIA IN MEN?
- malodorous discharge from the penis
- burning sensation when urinating
- inflammation and pain in the testicles
The above symptoms can also be caused by other factors, therefore if they occur perform testing for venereal diseases.
CONSEQUENCES OF UNTREATED CHLAMYDIA
Each untreated disease leads to more or less serious consequences. In the case of Chlamydia infection, however, the consequences can be particularly troublesome. The most serious
complications, which leads untreated Chlamydia include:
- in women with untreated chlamydia can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease. In 5% of women condition can lead to liver damage
- pain in the pelvic area providers to block the fallopian tubes, which in turn can result in of infertility
- disease in men can turn into a reactive arthritis or Reiter’s syndrome
- men may appear swollen testicles
Chlamydia infections should not be underestimated, because the disease can lead to serious, difficult-to-treat complications.
TREATMENT OF CHLAMYDIA
Despite its numerous ill, Chlamydia can be relatively easy to eliminate from the organisms after use of the appropriate antibiotic. Effective treatment, can be done in several ways:
TREATMENT OF CHLAMYDIA PENIS / VAGINA
For the treatment of this condition it is advisable to 5-day course of treatment with a drug Azithromycin 500 mg. In this case, take a dose of 500 mg on the first day, and then the dose is reduced to 250 mg over the next four days.
TREATMENT OF RECTAL CHLAMYDIA
Treatment for anal chlamydia is to receive for a period of one week of doxycycline 100 mg.
TREATMENT OF CHLAMYDIA PENIS / VAGINA AND ANUS
If there is a likelihood of contracting both types of chlamydia take both drugs at the same time, as a comprehensive treatment.
Note: despite the apparent resolution of symptoms of the disease, you should always take the full recommended dose of medication and meet you doctor first.