When to call the doctor
Sexual contact with an infected person: Most often, a sexual partner is
informed about a chlamydial infection, and this is the first indication of the
presence of the
. All partners of an infected person should be treated to prevent the spread of
the infection back and forth.
Chlamydial infections can develop into serious medical conditions if not treated.
Women: Pelvic inflammatory disease is a serious medical condition, which
can lead to sterility.
and vagina discharge can be symptoms of this
Women with these symptoms need to go to a hospital's emergency department
immediately for treatment.
, discharge from the penis, and painful urination may signal an infection, which
may involve inflammation of the testicles. Men with these symptoms need to go to
a hospital's emergency department immediately for treatment.
Finish the entire course of antibiotics your doctor prescribes, even if
you're feeling fine and symptoms go away.
Notify any and all sexual partners of infection. They should be treated or
tested so the infection is not passed back and forth.
Be retested if your symptoms continue or you think you have been reinfected.
Having the infection once does not confer immunity to repeat infection.
Use latex condoms during sexual intercourse
Use latex condoms when having sexual intercourse.
Avoid sexual contact with high-risk partners.
Treat infected sexual partners or have them tested before having sexual
relations. Up to one-fourth of sexual partners will be reinfected because the
partner wasn't treated.
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