Chlamydia is a Sexually Transmitted Infection caused by a bacteria called Chlamydia Trachomatis Bacterium And mostly Contracted from all unprotected sexual contacts (Anal, vaginal or oral sex). It can also be spread from an affected mother to her child.
Most times, chlamydia doesn’t manifest symptoms in it’s victims this is why it is absolutely necessary to always get tested regularly for STIs, so you can know what you might be dealing it and get rid of it quickly.
But then, at the later stages chlamydia starts to give some symptoms like,
- Painful Urination
- Lower abdominal pain
- Yellowish, strong smelling vaginal discharge
- Painful sexual intercourse
- Bleeding between periods and after sex
- Rectal pain, discharge or bleeding
- Chlamydia conjunctivitis from contact with affected secretions.
Basically, who are at risks of getting this infection? Mainly careless individuals that indulge in unprotected sex with multiple sexual partners. Sex is a pleasurable and natural phenomenon but can be very dangerous when indulged in carelessly.
I mean we all know the consequences of unprotected sex, need I say more though?
When do you need to see a doctor? I wouldn’t say if you suspect you have chlamydia, no one suspects they have chlamydia ever, unless if you google your symptoms ofcourse (never google your symptoms guys) and the internet says you have chlamydia when actually you might not.
Guys don’t wait till you start to feel uncomfortable in your lady parts or in your entire body before you see a doctor, you should always see a doctor regularly for checkups especially if you enjoy unprotected sex with multiple partners. Always see your doctor, so any STIs not just chlamydia can be diagnosed early.
It will be better and easier to treat infections in their early stages, as if chlamydia is left longer, it can lead to health complications like,
- Open invitation to other STIs
- Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
- Infections from a mother to her child
- Reactive arthritis
Finally guys, as I always say prevention is better than cure. How can you protect yourself from this silent infection?
Easy! Abstain from sex! What? Not so easy right? Yeah I know. Though complete abstinence is the best protection against infections, it’s not so easy to actually do.
So, lets be more practical..
have protected sex with condoms always,
Have less sexual partners, preferably just one will be great and,
Always get tested.
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