Chlamydia infection is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections (STI) worldwide and also in Germany. It is caused by bacteria, the so-called Chlamydia trachomatis, which are passed on through the mucous membranes, especially during unprotected sex. Young people and young adults are particularly affected.
Infection with chlamydia often causes no or only very mild symptoms. Therefore, many people do not even realize that they have become infected and pass on the infection without knowing it.
However, if you notice one or more of the following signs of the disease, you should be examined:
unusual vaginal, penile or butt discharge and intermenstrual bleeding
Burning or pain when peeing
Pain during vaginal or anal sex
Itching of the vagina, penis or buttocks
Most often, these symptoms appear one to three weeks after infection. But let yourself be examined even if your complaints get better by themselves or even disappear altogether. Because the chlamydia infection can still be in your body and continue to spread.
Chlamydia infection is caused by bacteria. It causes various clinical pictures. Depending on the chlamydia subgroup, the genital organs, eyes or respiratory tract are mainly affected. Read everything important on the topic here: What are chlamydia? How to get infected with chlamydia? What symptoms do they cause and how is chlamydial infection treated?
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