Chlamydia Trachomatis-urogenital Signs And Symptoms
Chlamydia trachomatis urogenital signs and symptoms produce serious conditions and complications. Chlamydia is a highly prevalent bacterial infection in the United States, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The urogenital infection is transmitted through sexual contacts and Chlamydia signs and symptoms require immediate treatment to prevent further spread of infection as it affects the urogenital system of the body.
- Urethritis is a common urogenital symptom of Chlamydia trachomatis infection. The bacterial infection involves the urethra which is a tube that carries urine for excretion from the body. Urethritis produces Chlamydia symptoms that involve the discharge of purulent material with painful urination and urethral inflammation.
- Spread of urogenital infection from Chlamydia trachomatis is contracted by direct contact involving the anus, genitals, and mouth. The genitals may become inflamed with tenderness and burning sensation on the area of infection. Itching may also be present during urination. The anus and genitals may become tender, swollen and painful. The urogenital infection is sometimes accompanied with a low-grade fever. Infection involving the throat manifests chlamydia symptoms of sore throat and throat infection called pharyngitis.
- Chlamydia symptoms of urogenital infection produce painful and cramped abdomens. Women may experience pain at the lower abdomen during sexual intercourse and bleeding may occur in between menstrual period.
- Urogenital infection may also involve Chlamydia symptoms that result to infertility. The urethral infection may spread to the other organs in the body, most specifically to the reproductive organs that could affect fertility in both men and women. Infection may cause inflammation to the reproductive organ linings and may subsequently result to pelvic inflammatory diseases and tissue scarring.
- The most common Chlamydia symptoms involve the cervix and urethra in women. Vaginal secretion is common as the infected cells are shed off from the endocervix through the vagina. Painful urination is common and there is high risk to cervical cancer.