There are many sexually transmitted diseases you can get, and one of the most common ones is Chlamydia; and many people do not realise that they have it. As many as 96% of people who have this STD do not realise that they have it, and the only way to know they have it is through testing. However, there can be symptoms that you can display, and these can differ between men and women. Below you can see some of the various warning signs for men and women and how you can help treat and prevent catching Chlamydia.
Symptoms For Men With Chlamydia
If you are someone who does show signs that you have contracted Chlamydia, there are various things that you may notice. Most men have no symptoms at all, but those who do show symptoms will often have discomfort when urinating with a burning sensation. There can also be a coloured discharge coming out of the end of the penis, which can be yellow or green. You can also develop pain in your lower abdomen and pain or discomfort in your testicles. Men can also develop signs of Chlamydia in their anus, including a discharge coming from it and pain, and sometimes bleeding. When you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you will want to visit your doctor as quickly as possible so they can prescribe you Chlamydia medication to help clear up the condition.
Symptoms For Women With Chlamydia
Chlamydia is often called the silent infection, as many people with the STD experience no symptoms at all. When women contract Chlamydia, it can take several weeks before they see any signs of it, and one f the first symptoms women notice is having pain when having sexual intercourse. They can also experience a discharge from their vagina and a burning sensation when urinating. They can also often experience an inflamed cervix and pain in their lower abdomen. Another warning sign is they notice bleeding between their menstrual cycles, and the infection can spread to the fallopian tubes and cause further complications, which include:
- Severe Pain IN The Pelvic Area
- Unusual Bleeding Between Periods
Treating Chlamydia Effectively
The good news is that you can rea Chlamydia successfully through medication, and there are a few options available. You must treat Chlamydia quickly, as it can lead to further complications if you are not careful, and it can often be easily cleared using antibiotics. There are two primary antibiotics that doctors will subscribe to treat Chlamydia, which are:
Doxycycline: You will need to take this antibiotic every day for a week, and once the course of tablets is complete, it should have cleared the infection.
Azithromycin: With this antibiotic, you take a large 1g dose on day one, and then on days two and three, you take 500mg once a day, which should be enough to get rid of the infection.
The only true way to prevent this STD is by not having sex or having sex with only one partner. You will want to use barrier protection such as condoms or a dental dam and avoid sharing sex toys. You will also want to talk openly and honestly with your sexual partners, and if you change partners regularly, ensure you get yourself tested.