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1. What are the signs and symptoms associated with chlamydia infection?
Usually in men, symptoms appear after 1-3 weeks such as yellow or green discharge from the penis, burning sensation during urination, pain in the lower abdomen and pain in the testicles. In women, symptoms are painful sexual intercourse, vaginal discharge, burning sensation during urination, inflammation of the cervix, bleeding between periods. It can also lead to pelvic inflammatory disease.
2. How is chlamydia infection diagnosed?
Some of the diagnosis methods include direct cytological examination, isolation in cell culture, antigen detection, NAH, antimicrobial susceptibility testing and continuous quality improvement.
3. What are the available therapies for chlamydia?
Chlamydia is a bacterial infection and can be easily treated. Antibiotics used for the treatment are azithromycin and doxycycline.
4. Who should I consult for treatment of chlamydia infection?
As it is a sexually transmitted disease so a gynaecologist should be consulted for the treatment.
5. Are there any complications associated with chlamydia?
Complications associated with chlamydia are inflammation of the testicles, reactive arthritis, pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) and difficulties in pregnancy.