Chlamydia is a common sexually transmitted disease. It is caused by bacteria called Chlamydia trachomatis. It can infect both men and women.
In today's roundup of extremely obvious statements: The sky is blue, grass is green, and no one wants to get a yeast infection. But unfortunately, for some people with vaginasthey're a fact of life. These annoying infections happen due to an overgrowth of the naturally occurring fungus Candida albicansand they're pretty common, affecting three out of every four women in their lifetimes, according to Mayo Clinic.
Vaginal burning is an abnormal burning or stinging irritation that sometimes occurs during urination. The stinging or burning during urination is usually caused when urine comes in contact with vaginal lesions or areas of the genital region, such as the vulva or labia, that are inflamed. Vaginal burning or painful urination can also be signs of an STD and are often the first noticeable sign that an infection is present.
A sexually transmitted infection STI is an infection spread by sexual contact. There are many STIs. This FAQ focuses on chlamydiagonorrheaand syphilis.
Chlamydia is a very common sexually transmitted infection STI. Chlamydia trachomatis is a type of bacteria which can cause a number of different infections across the body. Chlamydia is most commonly known for infecting body parts related to reproduction 1.
Chlamydia is a common sexually transmitted infection STI caused by bacteria. In fact, about 90 percent of women and 70 percent of men with the STI have no symptoms. But chlamydia can still cause health problems later.
If you have sex — oral, anal or vaginal intercourse and genital touching — you can get an STD, also called a sexually transmitted infection STI. Thinking or hoping your partner doesn't have an STI is no protection — you need to know for sure. And although condoms, when properly used, are highly effective for reducing transmission of some STDs, no method is foolproof.
In people who develop symptoms, it may take several weeks after exposure for symptoms to appear. Men or women who have anal sex can get chlamydia in the anus, which can cause pain, discharge or bleeding. Chlamydia can also be found in the throats of women and men who have oral sex with an infected partner.
STD symptoms vary, some are obvious, some are hardly noticeable, and some STDs show no symptoms at all. This means the only way you can be totally sure of your status is to get tested. Most STDs are treatable or manageable, but not without professional help.