|Chlamydia (‘kla-mid-ee-uh’) is caused by a bacteria called by Chlamydia trachomatis . It is transmitted by oral, vaginal, or anal sexual contact with an infected partner. If diagnosed correctly and early it is a curable STD's.
||If left untreated it can cause serious problems in both men and women, such as penile discharge for men and infertility for women, as well as in newborn babies of infected mothers.
The Chlamydia bacteria live in vaginal fluid and in semen. This is also known as a “silent disease” because individual who are infected do not even know themselves. Some early symptoms may include:
- Abnormal discharge (mucus or pus) from the vagina or penis.
- Pain while urinating.
Symptoms will usually appear within 1 -3 weeks after being infected.
If the Chlamydia bacteria are left untreated and move further inside the body, it can infect the cervix, fallopian tubes, and urine canal in women. This can also cause pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). As for men the bacteria can cause inflammation of the reproductive area near the testicles (epidydimitis). Both of these are very serious illnesses that can damage your reproductive system for life.
Chlamydia bacteria can also cause inflammation of the rectum (anal sex) and the lining of the eye. It can also infect the throat from oral sex of an infected person.
Early diagnosed by a healthcare provider or GP will provide you with a prescription of antibiotic such as azithromycin (one day medication) or docycycline (7 day course) which will clear the bacteria.
For other swinging related STD's:
See other hygienic notes:
Swinging Hygiene | Practicing Safe Swinging
Kinds of STD's from Swinging Relationships
Common Signs and Symptoms of STD's
Prevention from STD's | Other Preventive from STD's Basic Tips on Keeping Healthy
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