Chlamydia _ health navigator nz

Chlamydia is the most commonly diagnosed sexually transmitted infection (STI) in New Zealand. Ebus bronchoscopy It affects both men and women. What is bronchoscopy Most people that have chlamydia don’t show any symptoms – but they can still infect other people.


Fibre optic bronchoscopy Chlamydia can be easily treated with antibiotics. Colonoscopy video youtube Left untreated, chlamydia can cause infertility. What is a bronchoscopy How is chlamydia spread?

Another way of transmitting the infection is from mother to baby during birth. Colonoscopy deaths per year If this occurs, the baby may develop an eye or lung infection. Bronchoscopy test This needs urgent treatment.

If you are sexually active, it is important to have regular STI checks. If you think you may have been exposed to chlamydia, see your doctor for an additional STI check.

• If you do have symptoms, they may not appear until a few weeks after you have sex with an infected partner. Bronchoscopy biopsy Symptoms can appear 1 to 3 weeks after infection, many months later, or not until the infection has spread to other parts of your body.

Chlamydia is easily treated with antibiotics such as with doxycycline which is taken as a course of treatment over 7 days, or with azithromycin which is a single-dose treatment.

• Avoid having sexual intercourse without a condom during treatment because the infection can still be transmitted, or use condoms for 7 days after the start of treatment, and until 7 days after all current sexual partner(s) have been treated.

• If you are using a combined oral contraceptive pill use a condom for 14 days when having sex, as antibiotics can affect the reliability of the contraceptive pill.

After completing the treatment, phone your doctor or return to the clinic for a follow-up check after 3 months to check you have not been re-infected. Bronchoscopy complications Do sexual partners need treatment?

If you have had sex without a condom with your sexual partner(s) it is very likely they are infected with chlamydia. Post colonoscopy instructions This means it is important they have a sexual health check-up and be treated for chlamydia regardless of symptoms or test results. Bronchoscopy images Why is treatment of chlamydia important?

If left untreated, chlamydia may lead to pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). Post colonoscopy care This is when the reproductive organs, found in the pelvis, become inflamed. How long does a bronchoscopy take PID may cause ectopic pregnancies (the pregnancy develops in the fallopian tubes instead of the uterus), infertility (when the fallopian tubes become damaged by scar tissue preventing further pregnancy) or chronic pelvic pain. Bronchoscopy video Men

If not treated, chlamydia can spread to the testicles, leading to pain and swelling. Bronchoscopy indications Chlamydia may occasionally cause infertility in men. Colonoscopy procedure code Sometimes chlamydia may trigger a condition called Reiter’s disease (or ‘sexually acquired reactive arthritis’) which causes inflammation of the eyes, skin and joints. Colonoscopy surgery Babies

Chlamydia can be passed from mother to baby during birth. Colonoscopy deaths The baby may subsequently develop eye and/or ear infections, or pneumonia. Colonoscopy biopsy results How can I prevent getting chlamydia?

Anyone who is sexually active can catch chlamydia. Colonoscopy aftercare You’re most at risk if you have a new sexual partner or don’t use a barrier method of contraception, such as a condom, when having sex. Colonoscopy findings You can help to prevent the spread of chlamydia by:

The following links provide further information on chlamydia. Colonoscopy definition Be aware that websites from other countries may contain information that differs from New Zealand recommendations.