When you start experiencing symptoms of a possible sexually transmitted infection, your mind can start racing, wondering what it is and what you need to do for treatment.
Before you panic, it’s a good idea to start by making an appointment with your healthcare provider for an examination. Northland Family Planning can get you in for an emergency GYN appointment quickly; give us a call to schedule today.
Chlamydia is one of a number of common sexually transmitted infections, and up to 75% of infected women don’t know they have it. Symptoms of Chlamydia in women can include:
- Vaginal discharge
- Pain and/or spotting with intercourse
- Pain with urination
- Belly and back aches
If left untreated, Chlamydia can cause serious, permanent damage to a woman’s reproductive system. Pelvic Inflammatory Disease, fertility problems, and lymphogranuloma venereum can result from untreated Chlamydia.
A quick, painless test can be performed at your doctor’s office to find out if you have Chlamydia.
If you do have Chlamydia, it can be treated with a prescription for oral antibiotics. The treatment should be taken as soon as you have your prescription. You should complete your treatment even if you start to feel better.
Have questions? Want to schedule an appointment for an exam? Call Northland Family Planning today.