- Q What are the possible complications of chlamydia?
If chlamydia is left untreated, it can lead to short- and long-term complications in both men and women. Chlamydia may lead to pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), which is a condition that can damage a woman's uterus and fallopian tubes. Chlamydia may... Full Answer
- Q What is trichomoniasis?
Dr. Angela Lowery, Family MedicineTrichomoniasis is a common sexually transmitted disease, that can easily be treated. It affects both men and women, but symptoms are more common in women. Full Answer
- Q What is pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)?
Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is an infection in the female reproductive tract. PID may affect the fallopian tubes or the lining of the uterus, and in severe cases, it can spread to the ovaries. Pelvic inflammatory disease usually develops when the... Full Answer
- Q What is gonorrhea?
Dr. Michael Roizen, Internal MedicineGonorrhea, "the clap," can affect anyone. As many as two thirds of women and 40 percent of men infected with gonorrhea have no symptoms. Signs of infection, if they do occur, may include painful urination, unusual vaginal discharge, and menstrual... Full Answer
- Q What is chlamydia?
Dr. Angela Lowery, Family MedicineChlamydia is a sexually transmitted disease. It is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases. It is caused by the bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis. It can be acquired through unprotected sex. Full Answer
- Q Is chlamydia painful?
Chlamydia may be painful, depending on the location of the infection. If it infects the urethra, chlamydia can make urination painful for both men and women. Rectal pain may also be a possibility, if the infection is in the rectum. Men may also... Full Answer
- Q Is there a cure for chlamydia?
If chlamydia is treated early, a cure is usually possible. Antibiotics are used to treat the infection, and in most cases, it clears up within a week or two. However, if the partner of the infected person doesn't get treated, they can re-infect... Full Answer
- Q Is syphilis contagious?
Syphilis is very contagious, especially during its early stages. Syphilis is caused by bacteria that can spread from one person to another pretty easily, usually through sexual contact. The sores caused by syphilis usually develop on areas like... Full Answer