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What will happen if chalmydia left untreated?

Date:2012-07-24 click:

Some patients may ask that what if happens if you don’t get chlamydia treated.If you do not receive treatment of chlamydia, you may run risk of some health problems

In women. If left untreated, this infection can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease which can give rise to damage of fallopian tubes (the tubes connecting the ovaries to the uterus) or even brings about infertility (the inability to have children). Moreover, chlamydia may cause premature births (giving birth too early) and the infection can be passed along from the mother to her child during childbirth, causing aneye infection, blindness, or pneumonia in the newborn. In addition, untreated chlamydia infection could also increase the risk of ectopic pregnancy(when the fertilized egg implants and develops outside the uterus.)
In men. Chlamydia can result in a situation named nongonococcal urethritis (NGU), which is an infection of the urethra (the tube by which men and women pass urine), epididymitis, which is an infection of the epididymis (the tube that carries sperm away from the testes), or proctitis, an inflammation of the rectum.
How can you prevent a chlamydia infection?
You can cut your risk of a chlamydia infection by doing like this:
1. Use condoms correctly when you have intercourse.
2. Practice sexual abstinence, or reduce sexual contact to one uninfected partner.
3. Limit the number of sex partners, and do not go back and forth between partners.
If you think you are infected, avoid sexual contact and see a doctor as soon as possible.
Any genital symptoms such as discharge or burning during urination or an unusual sore or rash should be a signal to stop having sex and to consult a doctor immediately. If you are told you have chlamydia or any other sexually transmitted disease and receive treatment, you should notify all of your recent sex partners so that they can see a doctor and be treated.
Because chlamydia often occurs without symptoms, people who are infected may unknowingly infect their sex partners. Many doctors recommend that all persons who have more than one sex partner should be tested for chlamydia regularly, even in the absence of symptoms.

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