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Chlamydia is a disease which is transmitted sexually. This infection affects the reproductive system. It has the potency for developing more complications. It is not transmitted only through penetrative sex, but also when a genital organ comes into contact with another genital organ which is infected.
Chlamydia can be unnoticeable for a long period of time. It first affects the canal of cervix and urethra. After affecting cervix, it spreads to the endometrium, ovaries and tubes. It spreads upwards due to sexual intercourse or menstruation.
Chlamydia is also found in man and women throats and in men who have oral sex with a partner who is infected. It will cause an odorless, yellow, mucopurulent or acid vaginal discharge.
The discovery of Chlamydia infection happens in women when they go for a medical check up for infertility. This is primarily because Chlamydia can remain dormant for a long time and even when it is active, the symptoms may be negligible.
If Chlamydia infection is not treated, it may lead to fertility and health problems. It is a common disease, but you do not have any chance of getting infected without having sex. In case if you are sexually active, use a condom when you want to have sexual intercourse, be it vaginal, anal or oral sex. This infection can also affect fetuses by causing abortion, premature birth, conjunctivitis which causes blindness and also pneumonia.
If you want to be healthy sexually, it is recommended to go for Chlamydia testing. The test requires urine and also genital secretions. Urethral smear or gram stain can also be used.
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