An Overview of Chlamydia
Chlamydia is the most common sexually transmitted disease (STD) in the United States, yet many infections go undetected. Chlamydia is often asymptomatic; up to 75% of infected women and 50% of infected men do not have noticeable symptoms, allowing the disease to go unnoticed.

When present, Chlamydia symptoms in men include discharge, a burning sensation while urinating, and pain or discomfort around the opening of the penis. Symptoms of Chlamydia in women include unusual vaginal discharge, a burning sensation while urinating, and pain during sex.

Chlamydia testing involves a painless urine sample in men or a vaginal swab of the infected area in women to detect the disease. The test administered, a division of the Institute of Sexual Health, is 99.9% accurate and the most sensitive test available. Positive results can be detected as early as two to seven days after a potential exposure.

Chlamydia is 100% curable and can be treated with oral antibiotics if caught early. If left untreated, Chlamydia can cause irreversible reproductive damage and complications, particularly pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) and infertility in women.

STD Symptoms: Bloody Discharge

Signs and Symptoms of STDs: Bloody Discharge How To Get Ex Back After 10 Years Bloody discharge in women and men can signal an STD. Bloody discharge may also be accompanied by other signs of STDs such as a burning

Understanding the Chlamydia NAAT Test

The NAAT test (or Nucleic Acid Amplification Test) is one of the five Chlamydia tests in common use today. Commonly heralded as the most responsive of these tests, the NAAT works like this: DNA search: The NAAT test can detect

STD Symptoms: White discharge

STD Signs and symptoms: White discharge White discharge is often a normal occurrence in women, but when men experience white discharge, it can indicate a sexually transmitted disease. Chlamydia, gonorrhea, or trichomoniasis can often cause abnormal white discharge in men.

Chlamydia Among Men

The lack of knowledge and relative degree of apathy with respect to Chlamydia is not too surprising when it comes to men. After all, why should they concern themselves with the gory details? The fact of the matter is that Chlamydia rarely produces noticeable symptoms in men who are infected, and complications among infected members of the male gender are few and far between.

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