A family doctor or a gynecologist can be consulted if one feels he is suffering from Chlamydia. A person’s urine sample can be used by the doctor in order to diagnose Chlamydia. Swabbing the vagina or penis for secretions can be another mode used by the doctor to analyze Chlamydia.
Once Chlamydia is diagnosed the doctor will prescribe antibiotics, which can clear the infection within 7-10 days. Even the partner with which sex has been had needs to be tested for Chlamydia as it is quite possible that symptoms are not prevalent in the other partner. It is very essential and important that the person diagnosed with Chlamydia should not indulge in sex while he is undergoing the treatment. A quick diagnosis and treatment will help in reducing the chances of risks or complications which can be caused by delaying the treatment. This can even lower the chances of getting the infection again.
It is better to be vigilant and refrain from multiple sex partners. One should also remain self aware. If left untreated, Chlamydia can be very hazardous to health. It can affect males as well as females; it can also transfer from a pregnant woman to the newborn baby. There are many precautions one can take in order to refrain from such sexually transmitted diseases, and it is best to educate yourself in them to lead a disease-free life.