How is Chlamydia detected?
The best way to detect Chlamydia is to get a Chlamydia test. There are different ways to test for Chlamydia, and here they are:
- urine test: a patient has to provide a sample of his or her urine to be examined
- swab test: a swab sample from the patient's urethra, vagina or penis is needed to make a diagnosis
What is the best treatment for Chlamydia?
Chlamydia is very easy to treat. It can be cured with the use of antibiotic medications. The following are the usual Chlamydia treatment prescribed by doctors:
- Azithromycin: 500 mg on the first day of treatment, then 1 250 mg tablet per day for the next 4 days
- Azithromycin: 4 250 mg taken in one go
- Doxycycline: 100 mg two or three times a day for a period of 10 to 14 days
What happens if Chlamydia is not treated right away?
Chlamydia can result in serious complications such as:
- Reiter's syndrome or the inflammation of the eyes, urethra, and joints
- inflammation of the testicles that can lead to sterility or infertility
- ectopic pregnancy
- chronic pelvic pain