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Chlamydia - Female

Overview

Chlamydia, a sexually transmitted disease, affects a large number of women every year. It is not wrong to say that Chlamydia infection in women is a very common infection; especially in the U.S. Approximately 10% of the sexually active adolescent females’ population is suffering from the condition. Especially, the disease is commonly found in those women who live in urban areas, who have low social and economic condition, etc.


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Causes

Chlamydia infection in females in caused by bacteria Chlamydia Trachomatis. If a pregnant woman is infected from the infection, then chances are quite high that her unborn baby is likely to get affect from the condition. If a person has multiple partners, he is at high risk for getting affected from the disease.


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Signs & Symptoms

Chlamydia infection shows following symptoms:

  • Burning feeling while urinating
  • Painful intercourse
  • Bleeding after intercourse
  • Abdominal pain
  • Abnormal vaginal discharge

There are chances that new born baby may suffer from lung or eye infection if Chlamydia bacteria passed from infected mother to new born baby.

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Prevention

Practising safe sex, avoiding multiple sex partners, etc yearly medical check up, etc are some of the best ways that help in minimizing the risk of Chlamydia. Avoid having sex with infected partner and never do sex without using condoms are few precautions that help in preventing the infection. 
 


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Treatments
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Chlamydia infection in females can be easily treated with a number of antibiotics. Antibiotics like tetracyclines, quinolones, erythromycin, azithromycin, etc help in treating the infection successfully. For pregnant women, azithromycin and erythromycin are recommended as they are safe to use. Commonly, it is has been observed that gonorrhoea often occur along with the infection. Therefore, health professional prefers treating gonorrhoea at the same time only.

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