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CHLAMYDIA IN WOMEN

NA, LifeCare Diagnostic

January 04, 2022

People are mostly shy and embarrassed to talk about any issues related to their sexual health. The unfortunate part is, some are shy to seek medical attention if any symptoms surfaces. Sexual health issues such as sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are common. One of the most common STDs in Malaysia is chlamydia. Chlamydia is a bacterial infection which is highly contagious and can be easily passed on during unprotected sex.  

It is common among young women and it can cause infertility. Untreated chlamydia can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), as well as sterility and pregnancy problems. Newborn babies may also be infected during delivery as the baby passes through the birth canal. Exposed newborns that are infected are at a higher risk of developing eye and lung infections

SIGN AND SYMPTOMS IN WOMEN

Pain or a burning sensation when urinating

A vaginal discharge, pain in the lower abdomen during or after sex

Bleeding during or after sex, or between periods

Can also cause heavy periods

Low grade fever

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS IN INFANT

Fever

Pneumonia

Conjunctivitis

How Chlamydia is Diagnosed in Women?

Urine Test

A sample of your urine is analyzed for presence of this infection.

Cervical Swab

Doctor takes a swab of the discharge from your cervix for culture or antigen testing for chlamydia. This can be done during a routine Pap test. 

How Chlamydia is Treated?

Antibiotics

Chlamydia can usually be treated effectively with antibiotics. It can be cured if antibiotics are taken correctly. 

Having chlamydia or having been treated for it in the past doesn't prevent you from getting it again.

How To Prevent Chlamydia?

Practise safe sex 

Limit your number of sex partners 

Get regular screenings if you are sexually active or have multiple sexual partners 

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