What Are My Options To Get Treated For Chlamydia?
Treatment for Chlamydia is relatively straightforward. It is a curable disease that can often be dispatched after a single dose of antibiotics. Treatment for chlamydia in men is the same as it is for women.
If you test positive for chlamydia, you will be prescribed an antibiotic. The most common drug is called azithromycin. However, different things like your medical history or allergies may come into play. If so, alternative antibiotics are available that are equally effective. It only takes a single dose of an antibiotic to cure you of chlamydia.
Chlamydia affects men and women differently if it goes untreated, although both genders can end up infertile if the disease is not dealt with.
If chlamydia is not treated in males, it can end up damaging sperm and it can scar the reproductive tract.
When it comes to women, most carriers of chlamydia have no symptoms at all. For those that do, the results of untreated chlamydia will be listed below.
The four main symptoms of chlamydia in women are: lower back or abdominal pain, nausea or fever, bleeding and/or pain during sex, and blood flow (otherwise known as "spotting") when you are not on your period.
Chlamydia can also affect your vaginal discharge. You may notice either a milky white or yellow discharge that you have not seen before. You may also have a burning sensation when you urinate. This is because chlamydia microbes infect the urethra and can cause urinary tract infections. You may also get sudden urges to urinate that you are unaccustomed to.
Of course, the biggest worry with chlamydia is infertility. A chlamydia infection attacks the cervix. If the condition remains untreated, the infection will move into the ovaries and fallopian tubes. Chlamydia damages the hairs lining the fallopian tubes. Those hairs help eggs get from the ovaries to the womb. This damage results in scarring that forever blocks the tubes. This in turn results in infertility.
It is easy to diagnose chlamydia in both men and women. Standard STD tests regularly check for it. This is why it is important to get tested.
The treatment is readily available and highly effective. As was mentioned earlier, it only takes a single dose of an antibiotic to cure either a man or a woman of chlamydia. These drugs are easy to get prescribed to you if you are able to show a doctor that you have a positive chlamydia test.