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Chlamydia

 

 

 

By: Kole Stout

Chlymidia is the most common STD in the United States.

 

In 2015 over 1,500,000 chlamydial infections were reported

Statistics about Chlymidia

Chlamydia was first discovered in 1907 by a Belgium scientist named Stanislaus von Prowazek.

A person can get Chlamydia by doing vaginal, oral, or anal sexual contact with an infected partner.

 How to get Chlamydia 101

Chlymidia usually does not have any symptoms but when it does produce symptoms they can be very painful. Symptoms include burning with urination, abnormal discharge, abdominal or pelvic pain is sometimes present, and blood in the urine, urinary urgency (feeling an urgent need to urinate), and increased urinary frequency can occur if the urethra is infected.

Symptoms Of Chlymidia

Can it be cured and where can you be tested

Chlymidia can be cured with antibiotics taken over a 7 day period. It can be tested at most clinics or doctors offices.

What happens if you do not get treatment

If people let chlymidia go untreated then it can lead to infertility in woman and ectopic pregancy( the fetus devolps outside of the womb and can lead be life-threatening)

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Questions about Chlymidia