Medical studies and research have shown that Chlamydia has the most number of recorded cases among all the STDs or sexually-transmitted diseases in the United States and in the United Kingdom. For that reason, it is important to do something about its spread and transmission.
Chlamydia does not always trigger visible and noticeable signs and symptoms. A lot of Chlamydia cases in the past years have gone untreated and unnoticed.
Back in 2006, 113,000 people were diagnosed with Chlamydia in the United Kingdom, but health professionals believe that there are still more out there that have not gotten tested and treated.
Symptoms of Chlamydia
If Chlamydia does cause symptoms, here are the most common ones that may occur:
- Pain in the rectum
- Abdominal pain
- Pain when urinating
- Spotting in between menstrual periods
- Bleeding after sexual intercourse (in women)
- Inflammation of the cervix, liver and fallopian tubes (in women)
- Weird type of discharge in the rectum, penis, or vagina
- White or clear discharge in the urethra
- Painful sexual intercourse
Once these symptoms happen, one should immediately get tested for Chlamydia so that they can get the appropriate treatment solution for it. Otherwise, a patient might end up developing severe health problems such as pelvic inflammatory disease or PID, and salpingitis, ectopic pregnancy in women, and infertility.