10 Symptoms of Chlamydia

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By iliriana
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Aug 28, 2018
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Chlamydia is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections. Chlamydia can affect the genital organs, urethra, anus, throat, and eyes. It is a bacterial infection which spreads easily between men and women by sexual intercourse, including penetration, oral sex, petting, and direct contact with the genital area, anus or mouth of the infected person. Chlamydia infection can be passed from the mother to the baby during vaginal delivery.

Chlamydia infection is caused by a bacterium known as Chlamydia trachomatis. This bacterial infection affects both men and women, usually around the age of 25 years old.

Practicing safe sex is the best way to protect against chlamydia and other sexually transmitted infections. Getting tested for chlamydia is simple and once diagnosed with this infection, a short course of antibiotics is necessary. If left untreated, chlamydia can lead to other health problems. It is important to know that most patients suffering from this infection are asymptomatic, especially male patients.

Symptom #1: Abnormal Vaginal Bleeding

Patients suffering from Chlamydia may experience abnormal vaginal bleeding. The bleeding can be after intercourse, also known as postcoital or it can be bleeding that is just not related to the normal menses. If you are experiencing this symptom, you should seek medical attention to rule out any other possible cause and to get an accurate diagnosis.

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