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Chlamydia Infection

 

Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted infection which can affect both men and women.

Causes

  • Bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis
  • Vaginal, anal or oral sex
  • From mother to child during vaginal birth

Symptoms
Symptoms may not be present always. They include:

In men:

  • White discharge from the penis
  • Burning or itching while urinating
  • Rectal discharge, pain or bleeding

In women:

  • Discharge from vagina
  • Burning or itching while urinating
  • Lower back or abdominal pain
  • Painful intercourse
  • Bleeding between periods
  • Rectal discharge, pain or bleeding
  • Nausea
  • Fever

Treatment

  • Antibiotics

Prevention

  • Using condoms during intercourse
  • Monogamy