Chlamydia and Gonorrhea Differences Part 2
Chlamydia and gonorrhea commonly comes without any symptom appear. It is even mentioned in some studies that around 50 % of men and 75% of women have chlamydia trachomatis infection without any symptom. It is only known that both of these disease usually showing symptom during one up to 3 weeks after the initial infection. The initial infection itself means the initial time when you are having sexual intercourse with partner that having sexual transmitted disease.
Chlamydia and gonorrhea risk
Even though both of the disease do not show any symptom but still can cause some damage on the reproduction system. To make you easier in recognizing the bacterial infection attack then you better be aware when you are find some of the following symptom:
Women with chlamydia have some unusual vaginal discharge with odor and yellow color while men will have cloudy or clear discharge around the penis area. In gonorrhea, men and women will have some white, yellow and green color of discharge.
Burn sensation during urinate
Burning sensation while urinating is the most common symptom that happen in most STD. Based on this fact, you better take the test immediately when you find this symptom.
Pain and burning sensation around infected area
In women, this symptom will happen around the vagina while in men will be in penis. Swollen glands in the throat is also commonly resulted from throat infection that possibly happen because of oral sex.
Painful period, pain during sexual intercourse, bleeding between periods and pain in abdominal area. In men, pain or swelling in both testicles may also happen.
Conjunctivitis in eye
Both men and women can get an itchy, red and sensitive eye to the light exposure.
Both of chlamydia and gonorrhea can create very mild symptom. This missunderstanding may make the patient think that they get yeast infection and take some over the counter medication to get cured.
Chlamydia and gonorrhea complication
Since both of the disease commonly occur without any symptom then most patient will left it untreated. Unluckily, left untreated bacterial infection can lead into various severe health problems. In women, improper treatment can affect fertility since the infection can easily spread to the uterus and fallopian tubes. If the infection reach fallopian tubes then it can fertilized the eggs during pregnancy. Pelvic inflammatory disease is the common result of improper treatment. PID itself can lead into infertility, long term of pelvic pain and ectopic pregnancy. That is why you need to get regular test to avoid chlamydia and gonorrhea.