Chlamydia can be asymptomatic for many, but the long term complications of leaving the disease untreated are potentially dangerous. Untreated chlamydia can cause long term damage to the reproductive system. Like the disease itself the damage could occur silently too, so do not ignore this disease. Chlamydia is easily treatable with antibiotics. Be wise and get it treated now.
Chlamydia Complications in Women
In women the Chlamydia complication can result into inflammation of the cervix referred to as cervictis, inflammation of the Bartholin’s gland called bartholintis, inflammation of fallopian tubes( salpingitis) and also pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). The disease has also been associated with miscarriage and premature birth if contracted during pregnancy.
Cervicitis is an soreness of the cervix otherwise known as the neck of the womb. Normally it may show no observable symptoms but do cause discomfort. However at times it has vaginal discharge and irregular menses. This inflammation of the cervix may result in some people experiencing pain during sexual intercourse and an acute pain during urination. When it is left unattended cervicitis do lead to an enlarged cervix while cervical cysts form. Extreme effects of the disease lead to unrelenting vaginal discharge, sharp pelvic pain and backache.
Chlamydia complication may cause the Bartholin’s gland to be blocked and infected. A condition medically known as Bartholinitis. These glands are essential for the produce the lubricating mucus to facilitate ease during intercourse. When a cyst is infected it leads to the Bartholin’s abscess to get filled with pus. This becomes painful to touch and can cause fever and usually should be treated with antibiotics.
Fallopian tubes may be blocked due to Chlamydia complications. This results to a condition known as Salpingitis which prevents the eggs from passing along the fallopian tubes. This in turn heightens the risk of ectopic pregnancy, a condition in which a fertilized female egg gets implanted outside the womb. This may be corrected by microsurgery.
Chlamydia complication is believed to be the main cause of pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). This disease is the infection of the uterus, ovaries and the fallopian tubes which more often than not lead to infertility, ectopic pregnancy and persistent pelvic pain. Antibiotics however can be used to alleviate the condition.
Chlamydia Complications in Men
Complications of Chlamydia has not spared men either. This bacterial infection is associated with causing Urethritis in men. This is the inflammation of the urine tube otherwise known as urethra. The notable symptoms of the condition include; a painful feeling when urinating, a white discharge at from the tip of the penis and irritation and soreness around the tip of the penis. Urethritis can be treated with antibiotics and when left untreated it may cause urethral stricture.
Epididymitis is another condition occasioned by the Chlamydia complication. Epididymis is the long tube that connects the testes and the vas deferens. Inflammation of the epididymis can lead to accumulation of fluid in a swelling in the scrotum and if left untreated can destroy seminal vsicles and cause sexual impotence or infertility.
Chlamydia may also trigger reactive arthritis in men. This a reaction of the body to an infection and it’s symptoms include inflammation of the joints( arthritis), the eyes and even the urethra. Symptoms of arthritis has been observed to be alleviated by use of non-steroidal drugs.