Chlamydia Treatment: Sexually Transmitted Diseases (Std) and Complications

Regarding Chlamydia:

Chlamydia is not a single strain of bacteria but a large family, of which chlamydia trachomatis is the most famous member. Chlamydia trachomatis causes the most common bacterial sexually transmitted disease. It also infects the eye and lungs of newborn babies who are born to infected mothers. Infection usually occurs while passing in the birth canal rather than inside the uterus itself. Chlamydia infects both the urinary and genital systems. Chlamydia is mostly completely symptomless in both males and females, but it can present with symptoms including:

  • Discharge from both the vagina and urethra, which is usually clear in color but can also be yellowish or whitish.
  • Pain or burning sensation during urination.
  • Menstrual irregularities with periods coming later or earlier than expected.
  • Abdominal pain, which is usually not severe and does not last for long.
  • Pain during sexual intercourse for females.
  • Pain in the scrotum in males.