Ladies, do you know what the signs and symptoms are of Chlamydia? Today I am going to be chatting about this and how you can prevent getting infected again.

Symptoms of Chlamydia

The risk of being infected with chlamydia for women is quite high. Chlamydia is one of the most common Sexually Transmitted Diseases or STD, so because of this I feel that it is really important that we as women all learn to recognise the signs and symptoms of chlamydia.

Chlamydia is caused by an infection called Chlamydia Trachomatis Bacteria, which can be passed from person to person if they have it and decide to have unprotected sex or sexual contact.  The most topical signs that you may have the chlamydia infection are,

Having a vaginal discharge that is different from your normal discharge. Your discharge could change in colour slightly to a brownish-yellowy one and it can sometimes have a nasty smell and you could see slight specks of blood in your discharge. You should go and see a health professional straight away if you have this sign.

When you need to go to the toilet to urinate, you may feel that there is a burning pain whilst you are doing this. Again this is another sign that you may have an infection so you need to go to your doctor to rule out both a urine infection and chlamydia.

It is known that if you see any signs of bleeding and experience some pain after having sexual relations that this too can be an indicator of having the chlamydia infection. This could be signs of pain during actual intercourse as well as in the period of time after intercourse has taken place. The amount of blood you could see may vary from a little to quite a large amount so please do visit your doctor if you see any of these signs.

If left untreated for any significant amount of time chlamydia can cause you to have extensive problems with your reproductive system when you decide that you want to have children. 

Treatment for this STD if caught relatively early can be just a course of a strong antibiotic, which you must take as prescribed and be sure to finish the course even if you see signs of improvement at around half-way of taking the medication.

Once you have the all clear from your chlamydia infection I would advise you to seek some information on how to protect yourself in the best way if you are having any sexual relations with people that you do not know well. To avoid being infected with the infection again I would recommend that you use a condom at all times of having any sexual contact. A condom can make a protective barrier between you and the person you are having sex with and keep out any infections. Women can carry condoms as well as men, and if a person refused to wear one then I would advise that you do not sleep with them. Being proactive will save you from the infection of an STD.