Chlamydia trachomatis infection

  • Most common sexually transmitted bacterial infection
  • Affects the genital areas such as the vagina, cervix, penis and testes
  • Symptoms may include pus like discharge from the vagina or penis, painful or difficult urination and swollen glands in the groin area
  • Spread by sexual contact with an infected person
  • Can be spread from mother to infant during childbirth
  • Affects males and females but more symptoms occur in females
  • Can occur at any age but more common in young adults
  • May be mild without symptoms to severe with complications such as infertility, cervical cancer or blindness

Avoid sexual intercourse

 

FOR PAIN

  • Apply hot or cold packs to the area
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Distraction
  • Over-the-counter medicine (refer to manufacturer’s recommendations for dosage):
    • Acetaminophen
    • Ibuprofen

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