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  • Diagnosis of Chlamydia

    Diagnosis of Chlamydia

    Many patients with Chlamydia infection may have no symptoms and still develop complications due to the infection. According to experts, early diagnosis and treatment of Chlamydia infection can reduce the risk of complications of Chlamydia. The only way to confirm Chlamydia infection is to get tested. A Swab of cells from cervix or vagina in women, urethra from men or urine sample may be done to confirm the diagnosis. The tests done in lab have an accuracy of about 90%.

  • Duration of Chlamydia

    Duration of Chlamydia

    Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted disease caused due to infection with the bacteria called Chlamydia trachomatis. It can infect the genitals of both men and women, but can infect other parts of the body, including the throat and eyes. The incubation period of Chlamydia infection is 7-21 days i.e. the symptoms may start after 1-3weeks from coming in contact with a person with the infection. In many patients, the symptoms develop many months later or after the infection has spread to other parts of the body. Many patients do not develop any symptom, but may transmit the infection. With appropriate treatment (antibiotic at the correct dose and for the recommended duration), a course of antibiotics can cure more than 95% of the infections. Antibiotics used for treating the infection are prescribed as a single dose or a longer course of up to two weeks depending on the medication used.

  • What is Chlamydia?

    What is Chlamydia?

    Chlamydia is a common sexually transmitted infection. It is caused due to an infection by a bacteria know as Chlamydia trachomatis. Chlamydia infects the cervix in women and the urethra in men. In case of anal sex, the rectum may get infected. In most cases, the infection does not cause symptoms. In women, who have no symptoms, the infection can cause serious complications that result in irreversible damage to the female reproductive organs and infertility. Therefore, seeking appropriate treatment as soon as possible is important.

  • Prognosis of Chlamydia

    Prognosis of Chlamydia

    Chlamydia can be cured through treatments with antibiotics. With appropriate treatment, chlamydial infections can be cured 95% of the time. The complication, however, can occur in chlamydia infection as many cases do not develop symptoms and thereby, progress to develop complications. In women, it can cause complications such as pelvic inflammatory disease, cervicitis, and infertility. In men, it can cause complications such as epididymitis, urethritis, narrowing of urethra and difficulty in passing urine, reactive arthritis or Reiter syndrome. Therefore, if you have any symptom suggestive of sexually transmitted disease, consult your doctor for diagnosis and treatment.

  • Chlamydia: When should one seek medical advice?

    Chlamydia: When should one seek medical advice?

    Chlamydia infection in many people does not cause symptoms, but may progress to cause complications. Some complications that may develop if the infection is not treated include pelvic inflammatory disease, cervicitis and infertility in women and epididymitis, urethritis, narrowing of urethra and difficulty in passing urine, reactive arthritis in men. Therefore, it is important to consult a doctor if you have any symptom suggestive of Chlamydia infection. A person with any discharge from the genitalia, unexplained genital irritation, painful or burning urination should consult a doctor for Chlamydia testing.

  • Tips to Prevent Chlamydia

    Tips to Prevent Chlamydia

    Chlamydia is a common sexually transmitted disease. It is transmitted easily during any type of intimate sexual contact (vaginal, anal or oral sex). Chlamydia infection can be prevented by avoiding sex, living in a monogamous relationship with a person, who is not infected, or using condoms for all kinds of sexual contacts. Use of condom during sexual contact is recommended even if the person has never been infected as many people with the infection do not have any symptoms, but can transmit the infection. Some sex educators recommend that you and your partner should get tested for Chlamydia and other sexually transmitted infections before starting a relationship.

  • Treatment Options for Chlamydia

    Treatment Options for Chlamydia

    Chlamydia is caused due to an infection by bacteria known as Chlamydia trachomatis and can be treated with antibiotics. If the treatment is taken correctly, more than 95% of the infections are effectively cured. Most commonly prescribed antibiotics for treatment of Chlamydia include azithromycin (single dose) or doxycycline (usually two capsules a day for a week). Follow your doctor’s recommendations about the dosage and duration of the treatment. If you do not finish all the prescribed medication or do not take the recommended dose, the treatment may not be effective in curing the infection. Apart from you, treatment of your sexual partner is also essential. If the sex partner is not treated, you are at a risk of getting re-infected.

  • Symptoms of Chlamydia

    Symptoms of Chlamydia

    Many men and women with the infection may not have any symptoms. Symptoms of genital Chlamydia develop more often in men than women. Some symptoms of Chlamydia infection in men include discharge from the urethra, burning sensation while passing urine and pain while urinating. Some symptoms of Chlamydia infection in women include painful urination, vaginal discharge, vaginal irritation, dull lower abdominal pain and pain during sexual intercourse or bleeding during sex. Most people have mild symptoms that may subside after a few days. They, however, remain infected even after the discomfort disappears and can transmit the infection to another person on sexual contact. Therefore, if you have symptoms suggestive of sexually transmitted disease, consult your doctor for diagnosis and treatment.

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