You may experience one or more of the symptoms detailed below:
- Burning sensation during urination
- Painful sexual intercourse
- Abdominal pain
- Rectal pain or discharge
- Signs of the pelvic inflammatory disease, (PID is a general term for infection of the uterus lining, fallopian tubes, or ovaries), and liver inflammation.
- Urethra infection. This infection is often associated with chlamydia symptoms women infection of the cervix, and women who have this infection of the urethra usually experience typical symptoms of a urinary tract infections, which involves pain upon urination and the frequent and urgent need to urinate.
- Vaginal discharge
Unfortunately, the chlamydia symptoms women do not manifest itself, and most women do not realize that they have an infection that is damaging their organs. If left untreated chlamydia will invade your genitalia and reproductive organs, causing pelvic inflammatory disease, infertility and in some cases an indirect side effect of ectopic pregnancy. Further, if a chlamydia symptoms women while pregnant, it can lead to an infection in the uterus after delivery, and the baby could develop an eye infection, blindness, and pneumonia.
Diagnosis of Chlamydia
To find out if you have been infected with chlamydia you will have to attend a sexual health clinic where they will collect material by swabbing your cervix using a speculum and send it away for analysis. There is a noninvasive screening test which can be done on urine or self-collected swabs.
Treatment of Chlamydia
The usual treatment to get rid of chlamydia symptoms women is through a course antibiotics, including tetracycline, azithromycin or erythromycin. Provided you are treated early with antibiotic therapy there is a good prognosis, and you may be able to prevent long-term complications.
Prevention of Chlamydia
Because chlamydia in women does not initially produce any symptoms, many people are walking around in ignorance of the fact that they are infected. That is why it is essential you get screened periodically for the infection, and if you have a new partner or multiple partners, you should practice safe sex. All sexually active women should be tested yearly for chlamydia, as well as women with new sexual partners or multiple partners should also be examined.
To prevent it is important that all sexual partners should also be treated to avoid passing the infection going back and forth. A follow-up evaluation should be done in 4 weeks to determine if the disease has been cured. The proper use of condoms during intercourse usually prevents the spread of the disease, but it is not full proof. If you are infected, you should consider taking antivirals in conjunction with using condoms.