Chlamydia trachomatis is a sexually transmitted disease which is spread through sexual contact. This is on of the common STi's that is spread through vaginal or anal intercourse. Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted disease (STI) this term is used rather than sexually transmitted disease. Chlamydia trachomatis can infect a person without is causing a disease, caught early enough it is easily treatable.
Signs and Symptoms of Chlamydia Trachomatis
Chlamydia Trachomatis can be without symptoms in the earlier stages causing the STI to be widely spread. Worryingly 50% of men and 75% of woman will have no symptoms and will not experience any signs at all. Some common signs woman may experience:
- Cystitis- this is probably the most common symptom, it is an infection in the bladder and can make passing water painful.
- Increased vaginal discharge, change in discharge colour change in menstrual bleeding.
- painful intercourse, bleeding or spotting afterward
- itching/burning vagina
- increased need to urinate
If chlamydia trachomatis is left untreated it can cause permanent damage, it can spread around the body and infect other areas, this can result in further problems. It can spread to the eyes causing eye infections and in serve cases blindness. For woman, there is a danger of chlamydia affecting the uterus and fallopian tubes. This could lead to infertility and scaring. If a pregnant woman is infected with chlamydia trachomatis, it can be passed on to the unborn baby. The baby could then be born with blindness or pneumonia.
- chlamydia trachomatis testing
- There is a number of options available Blood test
- Urine test- the urine will be examined for signs of the bacteria Swab sample from the cervix
Home chlamydia test
There is a number of chlamydia test kits available to do in the comfort of your own home. These will come with urine sample pot and instructions. The sample will need to be sent off in the padded envelope provided, and they will send you the results.
Chlamydia Trachomatis Treatment
Chlamydia Trachomatis is easily treated with a course of antibiotics,usually in tablet form. It is important to tell anybody you have had sexual contact with as they will need to be treated aswell. As long as the antibiotic course is completed the STI should completely be cured. It is advisable whilst having treatment for chlamydia sexual contact of any kind should be avoided.
Chlamydia is easily treated with antibiotics. These antibiotics are usually prescribed in the form of a pill. If results show you have chlamydia it is important inform anyone you have had sexual contact with that you have this infection, so they can be treated.
Where can I get treatment for Chlamydia Trachomatis
There is a number of options available
Visit you doctor
Visit your sexual health clinic
Order or buy a test from a reputable suppliers
Risk of Chalamdia Trachomatis
Have you had more than one sexual partner Do you have a partner who has had multiple partners Have you had intercourse with someone with a STI/STD. You have a history of STI/STD
Do you or have you used intravenous drugs (drugs injected in the bloodstream)
If you have answered yes to any of these questions, it is worth while being tested. The earlier the Chlamydia Trachomatis is picked up the easier to be treated and the lower chances to be causing perminant damage.