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Why are more women diagnosed with chlamydia then men?

Why are more women diagnosed with chlamydia then men?

Screening.: Women 24 and younger, as well as women with risk factors for a sexually transmitted infection (such as new/multiple sexual partners, unprotected sex) should be routinely screened for chlamydia infection. There is no screening recommendation for men. Because of this routine screening of women, more women are diagnosed with chlamydia infection than men. ...Read more

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Chlamydia Infection (Definition)

Chlamydia infection is a sexually transmitted infection caused by a bacteria. Genital symptoms include burning on urination, vaginal or penile discharge, pain with sexual intercourse or no symptoms at all. In many patients without symptoms, chlamydial infections can spread upwards into the abdomen and cause serious complications due to scarring. Newborns can acquire chlamydial eye infection from birth ...Read more

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What happens if you leave chlamydia untreated?

What happens if you leave chlamydia untreated?

Can cause problems: It can ascend into the upper portion of the reproductive tract. It can cause problems with scarring in the tubes, infertlity, sometimes severe infections requiring hospitalizations. It can sometimes cause problems with chronic pelvic pain. ...Read more

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Treating Chlamydia (Checklist)

Notify all of your partners if diagnosed with chlamydia
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Take your medication exactly as directed
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Avoid intercourse for two weeks after treatment
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What problems can result from untreated chlamydia?

Multiple: Chronic infection, chronic pelvic pain, infertility, increased susceptibility to other STDs like HIV. In addition you will infect every other sexual partner you have. ...Read more

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What is involved in chlamydia testing for men, is there pain afterwards?

What is involved in chlamydia testing for men, is there pain afterwards?

Urine test, no pain: Testing for urethral (penile) chlamydia in men is usually done on urine, so providing the sample is painless. The test is slightly more accurate when done on a swab passed into the penis, which is somewhat painful, but only very briefly and it might sting a little the next couple times you urinate. If your doctor recommends the swab test, follow her or his advice. But also ask about urine testing. ...Read more

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Treating Chlamydia (Checklist)

See your doctor
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Finish all your medications
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Make sure all sexual partners are treated
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Refrain from sex during treatment
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How long for test results for chlamydia for men?

How long for test results for chlamydia for men?

One day: The test for chlamydia dna can be completed the same day the specimen is submitted to the lab. ...Read more

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Is chlamydia more common in men? Is chlamydia more often found in men instead of women? .

Chlamydia , women!: There is a higher rate of infection in single females than males! chlamydia is found in 25-28% of single females, and is two-three percent lower in males. This is a national tragedy, because of long term consequences! treatment is simple, but partner's must be simultaneously treated. Best advice; fewer sexual partners: know your partner; and always have the male wear a condom. ...Read more

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Treating Chlamydia (Checklist)

Get tested
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Take the antibiotics
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Tell your partner to get tested and treated
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What is chlamydia and how common is it in men?

What is chlamydia and how common is it in men?

Bacteria: Chlamydia is a bacteria infection transmitted by sex and both men and women can contract the infection. In men, they usually experience mild, intermittent burning with urination with possible urethral discharge. Please see your doctor to be tested if you are not certain, and use protection (condoms) to prevent spreading the infection to others until it's been confirmed. Always use condoms. ...Read more

Men (Definition)

Men are adult members of the male sex. The acropnym men also stands for multiple endocrine neoplasia, a hereditary condition that involves benign and malignant tumors of various glands. There are two main types, men ...Read more

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