Chlamydia is one of the most prevalent sexual infections in males therefore, having a test is a must. This sexually transmitted infection is caused by a bacteria that affects the male sexual organs. In the UK and the USA chlamydia is the main cause of most sexually transmitted infections within the male population. In the United States alone it is estimated that as many as two and half million new infections are diagnosed each year.
This STI also affects females and in many cases they are easier infected. Fortunately, This Condition Is Often Successfully Treated With Bacterial Anti-biotics. Regular testing is recommended, there are at home test kits for STDs as well. However, if the condition is not treated in the early stages it can lead to infertility in both the man and the woman.
Chlamydia is known as the silent disease because the symptoms can be very mild and in many cases they cannot be noticed at all. There can be as many as half of those infected with the bacteria who do not show any of the typical symptoms of the disease. For this reason this condition can be very hard to detect.
However, men can experience certain symptoms with the most prevalent being a discolored discharge from the urethra. Women can be affected with a discharge from the vaginal passage. Women can also experience pain and cramps in the lower abdomen area. Certain men can also experience a burning sensation when they go to the toilet and urinate. If these symptoms are experienced shortly after a sexual encounter with a new partner it is a good indication that its an infection.
Consequences Of Not Receiving Treatment
When left untreated this particular sexually transmitted infection can result in a condition called Pelvic Inflammation disease in women. Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) can prove dangerous as there is the risk that the woman’s sexual organs could be damaged beyond repair.
This sexually transmitted infectious disease can affect more groups than others. The bacterial infection causing this disease is spread through unprotected sex therefore, people who actively partake in these can of activities or more likely to become infected with chlamydia.
If you are the sort of person who engages in this type of sexual behavior then, you should go for a test to ensure you are not infected or infecting someone else. As pointed out earlier many people do not show any of the symptoms even when they become infected. For these reason’s it is important that you speak with your physician to book a test. If you cannot abstain from sex then always use a condom.