How to test chlamydia

feet-lIf you are wondering if you have contracted chlamydia, there are ways on how to test for this sexually-transmitted disease. Symptoms of this disease may unfortunately not ever occur for most people. The disease is very common because many people don’t even know that they have the disease. If there are symptoms, they will show up in at least one to three weeks.

This bacterial infection can cause problems with the urinary tract in both men and women. There could be a burning sensation, itching or a discharge while urinating.
Urine tests will show results that can diagnose chlamydia.

Other ways to test would be collecting an infected area such as the cervix, rectum, penis or the throat. Once the diagnosis has been made, an antibiotic such as azithromycin can be taken that can easily cure the disease. By only taking the azithromycin two times a day for only a week, it can be cured.

No one should engage in any sexual activity until the disease has been thoroughly eliminated since it can be passed on to the sexual partner. Fever, lower back pain, lower abdominal pain, painful intercourse, nausea and bleeding between periods may occur.

Chlamydia can cause serious problems if not treated. A woman or man can become infertile. The woman may also increase her risk of HIV infection by as much as five times if treatment is not used. It can also result in inflammation of the urethra and eye, as well as lesions on the skin.

 

It is recommended that anyone who is sexually active and under the age of 25 should be screened each year. All women who are pregnant, regardless of age, should also be screened yearly. Infected mothers can cause eye infections and even pneumonia in newborns during a vaginal birth.

Whatever the symptoms may or may not be, if you are a sexually active person who may have more than one partner, it is best to be tested for any STD before any permanent damage is done.

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