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Saturday, February 23, 2008



Chlamydia is caused by microorganism known as Chlamydia trachomatis. It is also known as sexually transmitted disease. It is a contagious disease. Mostly women are affected by the Chlamydia. It is also develop in teenagers and young adults. Infection of Chlamydia easily can be passing through skin-to-skin contact, oral sex or vaginal, anal sex and infected mother to her newborn baby. It is also found in African, people living in urban sector and has economic status and Americans.


Chlamydia is caused by the infection of microorganisms Chlamydia trachomatis. It is transmitted by direct skin-to-skin contact and sexual activities. In case of pregnant patient, it is easily transmitted by mother to newborn baby. Serious eye infection and pneumonia can be developed.


Pelvic inflammatory disease will be got by the patients. Symptoms appear within 2-4 weeks after get the infection. Woman patient have burning during urinating and abnormal vaginal discharge. There are no signs and symptoms, in case of infection transmit from cervix to tubes. Men with Chlamydia have itching and burning during urinating. Sometimes patients experience more pain and swelling in the affected area. Throats of women can also be affected.

Other symptoms:

  • Pain in the abdomen
  • High fever
  • Difficulty in sexual activities
  • Painful urination
  • Bleeding from the vagina
  • Swollen testicles
  • Discharge from the penis


Physical examination and family history will be conducted by the health care provider.

Laboratory tests will be recommended by the doctor to diagnose the disease. Health care provider may take a sample of fluid from penis or vagina and send this sample to a lab. Technician will examine the sample to look for the microorganisms.


Antibiotics are effective to treat Chlamydia. Drugs such as Azithromycin, tetracyclinem erythromycin and Doxycycline will be preferred by the doctor. Infections can be reduced within two to four weeks. You should complete the entire course of antibiotics which recommended by the doctor. Persons who are involved in sexual intercourse can be tested, evaluated and treated.


  • You don’t have multiple partners.
  • Women should avoid douching.
  • You should use latex condom during sexual activities.
  • You should have tested your partner before having sexual contact.
  • You should get regular screenings for Chlamydia and other diseases.
  • You should minimize sexual activities with infected persons.

When to call the health care provider:

  • High fever
  • Discharge from the vagina
  • Pain in abdomen
  • Stubborn pain during urination
  • Sexual activities with a person who has infection

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