How people spread Chlamydia

Chlamydia is a very common sexually-transmitted disease that can be contracted in many ways.

  • A mother who is infected with Chlamydia can pass it on to her newborn.
  • A Chlamydia-infected person can pass it on to another person through unprotected sex, whether it is anal, oral or vaginal.

Complications caused due to negligence

Health workers and medical professionals warn everyone about the dangers of Chlamydia and they encourage early Chlamydia testing. Failure to diagnose this infection and get treatment as soon as possible can lead to serious and dangerous complications.

In women, once the Chlamydia bacteria find their way into the cervix, they can spread out to the other parts of the female reproductive system. Sometimes, the infection will find its way into the rectum. It is imperative that women find time to take a Chlamydia test to avoid serious complications. Failure to do so and receive treatment will lead to permanent scarring of the cervix, fallopian tubes, and uterus. It will also result in PID or pelvic inflammatory disease, ectopic pregnancy, and infertility.

Those that have Chlamydia are also at risk of contracting Reiter's syndrome, which is a rare type of arthritis. It causes painful cuts, lesions, and wounds and the swelling of the urethras and the eyes.

It is necessary to practice caution when having sex because our partners might be infected with an STD like Chlamydia. We should remember to get an STD test on a regular basis to detect the Chlamydia right away and get the appropriate treatment solution if we are infected.

Chlamydia Infection