Chlamydia And Period Of Communicability

Chlamydia And Period Of Communicability      Chlamydia is the most common sexually-transmitted bacterial disease. An individual contracts Chlamydia as a result of unprotected sex, or through multiple sex partners. Its symptoms may or may not be noticeable in all cases of the infection.

      In women a white discharge can appear along with painful urination, lower abdominal pain, or bleeding between menstrual periods. In males, none of these symptoms occur. Even if they appear, symptoms are similar to those observed in women. This disease can even get transmitted from a pregnant woman to her newborn baby.

      Symptoms usually appear within 7 to 14 days after the infection. There are instances where the symptoms have appeared as early as 2 days and as late as 35 days after contracting the infection. Its period of communicability is unknown, extending from few weeks, or months to several years if left untreated. There may even be chances of relapse if one does not take appropriate care. It is advised by the doctors to refrain from sexual intercourse while one is undergoing treatment. The sexual partner of the infected person should also undergo a test to detect any infection and then take appropriate treatment.

      Many tests can de done to detect Chlamydia and antibiotics are also available for its treatment. If not treated in time, it can cause serious health complications. As its period of communicability is uncertain and so are its symptoms, it is prudent to be vigilant and alert and not to indulge in any such activities which can create issues for us as well as for our partners.

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