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Chlamydia

Also known as Chlamydial Infection

Chlamydia may refer to:

Source: Wikipedia

What are the symptoms?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with chlamydia, 59% report having penile discharge, 59% report having vaginal discharge, and 49% report having painful urination. The symptoms that are highly suggestive of chlamydia are penile discharge, vaginal discharge, painful urination, vaginal pain, vaginal itching, and penis pain, although you may still have chlamydia without those symptoms.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with chlamydia often receive urinalysis, standard pregnancy test, pelvis exam, chlamydia test, hiv screen, microscopic examination (bacterial smear; culture; toxicology), examination of breast and human papillomavirus dna detection .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with chlamydia include azithromycin, ceftriaxone, metronidazole, doxycycline, fluconazole (diflucan), miconazole topical product, cefpodoxime, nonoxynol 9 topical, magnesium lactate, oxytetracycline (300 pro la), piperonyl butoxide-pyrethrins topical, cefixime (suprax) and ethinyl estradiol / norelgestromin .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for chlamydia include age 30-44 years, race/ethnicity = black and age 15-29 years. On the other hand, age 75+ years, age 60-74 years, age 1-4 years, and age < 1 years almost never get chlamydia.

Age

< 1 years
0.0x
1-4 years
0.0x
5-14 years
0.1x
15-29 years
3.4x
30-44 years
1.5x
45-59 years
0.3x
60-74 years
0.0x
75+ years
0.0x

Sex

Male
1.0x
Female
1.0x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
3.1x
Hispanic
1.0x
White
0.4x
Other
0.6x
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