Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted bacteria disease that can be passed on to another person through oral sex, vaginal sex or even during birth. Now, of course if you don’t have sex with someone that can pass that disease on to you, you won’t get it. It won’t just develop out of nowhere, but…
The scary thing is that 75 percent of women that transmit chlamydia have absolutely no symptoms of it present and over 50 percent of men that suffer from this condition don’t even know they have it.
Chlamydia is one of those sneaky little stinkers that you can live with your whole life without even knowing you have it. Can you imagine that?
On a positive note, you need to know that chlamydia is fully curable and the sooner you realize you have it, the sooner you’ll go to see a doctor and the sooner you’ll be treated and cured.
So what are the symptoms, you might ask?
The first, most important thing is that chlamydia hurts (when you actually do experience symptoms). If you feel pain as you pee, chances are you have it. There can also be unusual discharge from your penis or vagina, so be on the look out for that as well.
In order to be able to spot it, just pay attention to what happens as you pass urine. If you notice anything unusual like burning, stinging, itching or pain, that’s a red light warning and a sign for you to go and have a chat with your doctor.
How do you prevent chlamydia?
If you change sexual partners often, you certainly need to get screened for chlamydia regularly. Fortunately, they don’t shove an umbrella down your penis anymore and all you got to do is pee in the pot and take that to the laboratory. They’ll be able to tell you if you have it or not within hours.
Again, this tricky disease can have absolutely no symptoms, so it’s very good practice to do that test frequently if you are putting yourself at risk
How long is treatment for chlamydia?
If you’re diagnosed with chlamydia, you really should not have sex until you’re cured just to make sure you don’t pass it on to someone else. Fortunately for all of us, the time that it takes to cure it completely is very short and can last from 48 hours to seven days.
Chlamydia is a sneaky little stinker. It won’t show any symptoms at all, so if you are very active sexually or have sex with incidental people, just get screened for it and you’ll be OK.
I sencerely hope this little article was helpful. It’s not a very pleasant disease, but it’s possible to treat it nowadays, so do not panic if you think you have it. Everything will be well. I promise.