Symptoms of Chlamydia
- A burning sensation when peeing
- A discharge from their penis
- Pain and swelling in one or both testicles
Chlamydia can also infect someone’s rectum through anal sex or when spread from another infected site (such as the vagina). Again, chlamydia infections in the rectum often cause no symptoms, but if there are any symptoms, they may include discharge, rectal pain, and bleeding.
How to Treat Chlamydia
Laboratory tests are used to diagnose chlamydia, and you may need to provide a urine or vaginal sample (obtained using a cotton swab).
Once diagnosed, chlamydia is highly curable through medication. However, it is essential to take all the prescribed medication to cure the infection. Additionally, taking the medicine properly decreases the likelihood of problems later.
While medicine can stop the infection, it cannot undo the damage already caused by the disease. Because of this, early diagnosis and treatment are essential to prevent lasting damage.
It’s common to receive a repeat infection of chlamydia, even after treatment. Therefore, it’s recommended to be tested for chlamydia again three months after treatment to monitor for a repeat infection.
What Happens If Chlamydia Is Untreated?
If left untreated, chlamydia can cause some serious health problems, especially in women.
Women typically see the greatest damage from untreated chlamydia, but some men may develop a fever and pain in the tubes attached to the testicles. In some rare cases, this can lead to infertility.
Protect Yourself from Chlamydia
At DNA Health & Wellness Dubai, you can schedule a discreet and convenient STD screening test. To test for most STDs and STIs, including chlamydia, HIV, syphilis, Herpes, and many more, we recommend the 24 Pathogen Complete Test. This test offers complete peace of mind regarding your health and our STD clinic gets your results back to you the next day.