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Video on Chlamydia Treatment & Chlamydia Symptoms


Dr. Sabrina Kendrick, Director of the Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center, talks about the symptoms, transmission, testing and treatment of Chlamydia.

Real Help on Chlamydia; Sabrina Kendrick, M.D.; Brought to you by getSTDtested.com. Chlamydia is very common, it is one of the most common STDs and there are about an estimated three million cases in the United States per year. Chlamydia is a disease that can cause inflammation in men in the urethra and in women, they are most commonly asymptomatic sixty percent of the time, but if they do have symptoms they may come in complaining of vaginal discharge or vaginal odor, they may have vaginal spotting or they may even pain or burning when they urinate. Men, when they come in with complaints, they may commonly complain of a urethral or penile discharge or a drip. They may also complain of a little tingling or irritation or burning when they urinate. Chlamydia is transmitted through sex, whether its sex, vaginal sex where its penis to vagina or whether its oral sex where the mouth goes on the penis, or whether its anal sex where there is anal-receptive sex where the penis goes in the anus. The test for Chlamydia involves a urine-based test where the patient would urinate in a cup and the specimen is sent to a lab and tested for Chlamydia and the results come back within three days. Chlamydia is easily treated with a low-cost antibiotic that cures the disease and kills the organism when you take it. Some of the complications with Chlamydia if it goes untreated; in women, it can lead it to infertility as well as it can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease; in men if it goes untreated, it can lead to pain in the testes and those are some of the more common complications that can occur in both women and men. If you are going to have sex, you need to use protection, but to be completely free of Chlamydia is to not have sex. Those people who should be tested for Chlamydia include women who are sexually active; under the age of 25, should receive an annual test for Chlamydia and then those women who are sexually active over the age of 25 and have risk factors for Chlamydia, which include multiple sexual partners and unprotected sex. Those men who should get tested include of course if they have symptoms like a discharge and consider getting the test annually if they are sexually active without symptoms.

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