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Chlamydia Santa Monica, CA

Men and women can get chlamydia, a common sexually transmitted disease. Left untreated, chlamydia can seriously and permanently affect a woman’s reproductive system, making it impossible or difficult for her to get pregnant. This STD is also a cause for some ectopic pregnancies, which is a pregnancy that occurs outside the womb. These types of pregnancies can be fatal.

A laboratory test can determine if you have been infected with chlamydia. You may need to provide a urine sample. Women may get a sample from the vagina with a cotton swab. Men may provide a sample from the urethra, or tip of the penis. Patients who have participated in anal or oral sex should submit a sample taken from the anus or throat, respectively.

If you are found to be positive for the disease, you will be prescribed medication. It is important that you take the medication as directed to stop the infection. For women, this will also lower your chances of having reproductive health complications later. For men and women, it is also important that you inform your sexual partners, so they can also be tested for the disease.

Symptoms of Chlamydia

Chlamydia is one of the STDs that does not immediately show symptoms. Any indication that you have the disease may not surface until several weeks after exposure. Women who have the disease and are unaware are subject to reproductive problems later.

Women who do have symptoms may notice a smelly discharge from the vagina. Sometimes a burning sensation while urinating is also a clue. There may be pain during sex, especially in the lower abdomen. There may also be bleeding afterward. Other symptoms include pain, discharge or bleeding in the anus. Spotting between periods and heavier periods are additional symptoms.

Symptoms in men include a discharge from the penis. This can be cloudy, white or watery. Men may also experience pain during urination or pain, discharge or bleeding from the anus. Pain or swelling in the testicles is another symptom.

Chlamydia can cause serious reproductive health problems in women. Testing can provide prompt treatment options. Contact Dr. Michael for testing and information about STDs. Make your appointment today.

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