Common Symptoms of Female Chlamydia

Common Symptoms of Female Chlamydia

Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted disease that is spread through any type of unprotected sex. Chlamydia can affect a woman's cervix, uterus, fallopian tubes and ovaries. It can lead to serious health complications if not treated properly on time.

Chlamydia Symptoms Female

The Chlamydia symptoms in women may vary from person to person. In most of the cases, it goes asymptomatic for a long time. In such cases, infected people are unaware of their condition and thus end up passing this on to their partner/s.

Some women with Chlamydia can develop an infection in the uterine cervix known as cervicitis. Vaginal discharge and abdominal pain are the symptoms of cervicitis. Some may develop pain while urinating or frequent urge to urinate which may seem to be like the symptoms of a urinary tract infection, thus getting misdiagnosed.

Chlamydia in Female - Complications

If left untreated, then Chlamydia in women can cause pelvic inflammatory diseases which inturn causes destruction of the fallopian tubes causing infertility, chronic pelvic pain and an increased risk of ectopic pregnancy(pregnancy implants outside the womb - most commonly in the tube). Fever, pelvic pain, abdominal pain, pain during intercourse, etc. are some of the symptoms of the pelvic inflammatory disease.

Pregnant women with Chlamydia are at the risk of premature births and low birth weight babies. This infection can be passed on to the newborns and can cause eye damage or conjunctivitis or pneumonia.These complication can happen silently without even being aware of the infections, so screening is of utmost importance. This can be prevented with regular screening and screening overtime a partner is changed.