Chlamydia - almost biblical disease

September 21, 2008

 It is now known that sexually transmitted not only gonorrhea Gonorrhea - self-ruled  Gonorrhea - self-ruled
   and syphilis Syphilis - punishment of Venus  Syphilis - punishment of Venus
 As previously thought. Such infections much more. Some of them take place in secret, destroying the body of men and women. These diseases are insidious by the fact that the person considers himself healthy, while he is the source of the infection. It is to such infections include chlamydia imperceptible - the scourge of our time.

 Chlamydia - almost biblical disease

What is chlamydia

Chlamydia - infectious diseases transmitted through sexual contact. The causative agent of it are intracellular bacteria Chlamydia. Chlamydia are introduced into the cells of the mucous membrane of urinary organs, affect its ability to phagocytosis (phagocytosis - "devouring" cells, bacteria) in the future is already freely reproduce.

Chlamydia infection mainly affects the genitourinary system, but sometimes goes to other organs: respiratory tract, eyes, etc. Chlamydia infection is often the cause of infertility and miscarriage.

 Chlamydia - almost biblical disease

The history of chlamydia

Pathogen Chlamydia was isolated in 50-ies. But the description of the infection caused by Hamid, was done in ancient China and ancient Egypt. For information about these diseases exist in biblical texts.

After the discovery of the pathogen disease chlamydia has undergone scrutiny. It was found that chlamydia is the most common infection (how widespread it is impossible to calculate precisely, as this disease is not subject to a special account at the venereologist), a sexually transmitted disease, affecting mainly people of reproductive age.

 Chlamydia - almost biblical disease

How do you get chlamydia

Infection with chlamydia is most often through sexual contact. After sexual contact with a patient infected with chlamydia about half of the people (much depends on the general resistance of the organism - immunity). Much less may be infecting domestic as chlamydia in the environment quickly perish. However, you can become infected with chlamydia in the pool, through the objects of personal use (eg, towels), etc.

During labor, about 50% of infants are infected with chlamydia from patients mothers. These children often happens chlamydial eye disease. It is also possible intrauterine infection - in this case a child is born with intrauterine infection in the form of infection in various organs.

 Chlamydia - almost biblical disease

Diagnosis of chlamydia

Diagnosis of chlamydia is made by examination of a urologist or gynecologist, confirmed by laboratory tests: polymerase chain reaction (PCR or DNA-diagnostics), pathogen isolation in cell culture and serological methods - compliment binding reaction (IAR) and enzyme immunoassay (ELISA)

 Chlamydia - almost biblical disease

How does chlamydia in men

The disease sometimes does not manifest itself, and this is the most dangerous, because people do not know about the dangers threatening it (20%). The most common signs of the disease can occur 10-15 days after contact with the patient chlamydia (a full incubation period of the disease, ie, the period prior to its manifestations - 5-30 days).

Men appear mucopurulent watery discharge Watery discharge: Signs rules and conditions  Watery discharge: Signs rules and conditions
 , Itching and pain during urination, swelling and redness at the exit of the urethra. If left untreated, over time, all these phenomena are erased character or disappear altogether. This is a dangerous symptom, he says that the disease has moved into the chronic stage. This stage is characterized by the spread of infection creeping upward along the urinary tract. This infection of the urethra gradually spreads to the prostate, seminal vesicles, epididymis. When inflammation of the testicles increase in the size of the scrotum, the temperature may rise - this complication can cause male infertility.

Chlamydia infection can spread to the rectum. Distribution Chlamydia current blood or lymph can cause inflammation in distant organs (e.g., joints). Infection can occur as the eye with blood, and from dirty hands.

 Chlamydia - almost biblical disease

Chlamydia in women

Women more often than men, there are asymptomatic forms of the disease (50% of cases). And that's too bad, because chlamydia can cause enormous harm to the body of women and, above all, its ability to give birth to a healthy baby. Chlamydia can cause ectopic pregnancy, miscarriage Miscarriage - why you lose the most precious thing?  Miscarriage - why you lose the most precious thing?
 , Intrauterine infection of the fetus, followed by the death of a child.

Manifestations of the disease in women also may begin in 10-15 days. Since most affected mucosa of the urethra and cervix, the woman appeared mucous or muco-purulent discharge, itching, pain, frequent urination. The infection in women as well as men, has a tendency to become chronic and spread upwards to the uterus, fallopian tubes, ovaries. With the defeat of these bodies there are new signs of infection: fever, malaise, abdominal pain and so on.

Remember: the reproductive system of men and women prone to infections that can cause a wide variety, including serious diseases. That is why sex with unfamiliar partners so dangerous.

Galina Romanenko

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Gonorrhea - self-ruled

October 26, 2008

  • Gonorrhea - self-ruled
  • The manifestations and complications
  • Disease control
  • How is it treated
  • Prevention

   Gonorrhea - is a venereal disease or sexually transmitted disease (STD). Gonorrhoea is caused by Neisseria gonorrhoeae, the bacteria that multiply rapidly in warm, moist environment of the reproductive tract, cervix, uterus and fallopian (uterine) tubes, and in the urethra in men and women. Furthermore, these bacteria can multiply in the mouth, throat, eyes, and anus.

Gonorrhea is a very common STD. Experts estimate that in the US alone each year 700,000 people are infected with gonorrhea.


How is infection

Gonorrhea is spread through contact with the penis, vagina, mouth or anus of an infected person. Ejaculation is not necessary for gonorrhea. Gonorrhea can also be transmitted from mother to child during childbirth.

The body does not develop immunity against gonorrhea, and people can become infected again, even after successful treatment.

The risk of contracting gonorrhea exists in any sexually active person. Now the disease is becoming more common among sexually active teens.


Signs and symptoms

Some infected does not appear any symptoms. Other symptoms appear 1-14 days after infection. Among the most common signs and symptoms: burning sensation during urination and / or white, yellowish or greenish discharge from the penis. Sometimes men with gonorrhea and there is a symptom of how painful or swollen testicles.

In women, the symptoms of gonorrhea are often lacking, and if there is, it is so non-specific that they can easily be mistaken for signs of a bladder infection or vaginal infection How to avoid vaginal infection  How to avoid vaginal infection
 . However, gonorrhea can specify: burning or pain during urination, copious vaginal discharge and vaginal bleeding between periods. Women with gonorrhea there is a significant risk of serious complications due to infection, regardless of the presence of symptoms and the degree of their intensity.

If gonorrhea infection occurred during anal sex, as men and women can appear symptoms such as discharge from the anus, itching in the anus, pain, bleeding during bowel movements. This gonorrhea can also cause no symptoms. If the infection occurred through the mouth or throat, you may be slight or moderate pain in the throat, but usually at the same time there are no symptoms.


What to do

Gonorrhoea (gonorrhea) as chlamydia can be easily treated fairly. So if you managed to get infected with gonorrhea, do not worry. This is one of the most common diseases, sexually transmitted diseases, and it can be treated successfully. It can be cured with antibiotics, and a small abstinence.


  • Discover the symptoms of gonorrhea. Although only rely on the symptoms should not be - the people suffer for years without any symptoms - so that the knowledge about the disease of all, it helps you to identify the time and did not give develop further complications.
  • Be on guard if gnoepodobnye will discharge from the penis or excessive vaginal discharge Vaginal discharge  Vaginal discharge
   among women. Selections are more often in the morning. Yellow spots on the underwear and will signal these selections. Basically, you will notice yellow, milky discharge, but sometimes may be present, and the blood.
  • We should expect a painful itching in the genital area. It is the most common symptom that delivers extreme inconvenience.
  • If you are a woman, you may have vaginal bleeding during or after sex. Lower abdominal pain can also be a symptom of gonorrhea.
  • Consult your doctor or a free clinic to make analyzes. Standard Analysis for gonorrhea include - it's just a urine test, it is painless. Gonorrhea and chlamydia are diagnosed with the combined analysis. To treat gonorrhea you appoint antibiotics. Make sure that you take them according to instructions. Avoid any sexual contact until it is fully completed treatment.



Gonorrhea in women is often a cause of pelvic inflammatory disease. The symptoms of this disorder can be mild to severe, such as severe abdominal pain Abdominal pain: Types and Symptoms  Abdominal pain: Types and Symptoms
   and fever. Pelvic disease can lead to internal abscesses, and chronic pain in the pelvis. Sometimes these diseases can damage the fallopian tubes so that it will lead to infertility or increase the risk of ectopic pregnancy.

In men, complications of gonorrhea can be epididymitis, pain in the genital area, and, if untreated, infertility.

Gonorrhea can penetrate the blood or joints - this condition is life-threatening. In addition, people with gonorrhea are much more vulnerable to HIV infection, as HIV-infected, infected with gonorrhea are more likely to give HIV to another person than the infected, not infected with gonorrhea.


Gonorrhea and pregnancy

A pregnant woman with gonorrhea can infect the baby during delivery. It can cause blindness, joint infection, or blood that is hazardous to a child's life. Diagnosis and treatment of gonorrhea Treatment of gonorrhea - the consequences of self-confidence  Treatment of gonorrhea - the consequences of self-confidence
   in early pregnancy reduces the risk of developing these complications.