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Kate Latimer, MA, LMHC

Santa Fe, NM 87508
ph: 505.795.0631

Oral Chlamydia Symptoms

Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) that causes bacterial infection and possible damage to the reproductive organs of a woman. Chlamydia symptoms are not noticeable until 1 to 3 weeks after infection but other people might present no symptoms at all. This makes the condition popular as a silent disease and may wreak havoc to overall sexual health when left untreated. This bacterial infection can be obtained during vaginal, oral or anal sex and may be passed to a baby during normal vaginal birth. Treating oral Chlamydia along with the various signs and symptoms of infection will usually require prescription antibiotics but early detection is the key to prevent irreversible such as infertility.

A sexually active person will pose an increased risk to contract Chlamydia, including teenage girls and young men alike. The harmful bacteria will initially harm the cervix and urethra and can infect other vital organs in women. The symptoms would include an unusual vaginal discharge or a burning sensation when urinating. Further infection might lead women to experience mild to moderate back pains, lower abdominal pain, pain during intercourse, fever, nausea or bleeding in between the monthly period. The above mentioned Chlamydia symptoms are evidence of an infected fallopian tube possibly due to the infection of the cervix.

Men in particular might experience oral Chlamydia symptoms such as painful urination or an abnormal burning sensation when urinating or an itchy or burning sensation around the penis opening. A slight discharge from the mouth of the penis may be evident as well. Those who practice anal sex may pose serious risks to rectal health and may experience pain, bleeding or rectal discharge.

A variety of complications may result if symptoms of Chlamydia are evident. Men and women should know that Chlamydia may increase your chances of becoming infected with HIV. Women may contract PID or pelvic inflammatory disease, infertility and ectopic pregnancy. Men are usually less susceptible to complications and might contract an infection of the epididymis resulting in fever, pain and sterility.

If you happen to display the indicated Chlamydia symptoms, it would be best to seek medical health immediately. Prompt attention should be given to prevent any chances of a recurring infection. Oral Chlamydia can be treated with antibiotics such as doxycycline and azithromycin but it would be best to seek the professional knowledge of your doctor. Maintaining a monogamous relationship or sexual abstinence are the only way to accurately prevent the contraction of Chlamydia.

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Santa Fe, NM 87508
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