Chlamydia

  • Chlamydia is the leading reported STD infection in Douglas County, Nebraska
  • The rate of infection for Chlamydia in Douglas County is nearly double the Nebraska rate and 50% higher than the national rate.
  • Nearly three quarters of the reported Chlamydia infections are in 15-24 year olds.

Chlamydia affects men and women.
Symptoms show up 7 to 28 days after having sex with an infected partner.

In Men

  • Chlamydia MAY cause
  • A watery, white drip from the penis
  • Burning or pain when you urinate
  • A need to urinate more often
  • Swollen or tender testicles.

Sometimes Chlamydia has NO symptoms.

Treatment
The most common treatment for Chlamydia is antibiotics.
Partners must be treated at the same time.

In Women
Chlamydia MAY cause

  • Dull aching from the cervix
  • Heavy feeling in the pelvic area
  • Pain with urination or intercourse
  • Heavier menstrual flow
  • Heavy cervical discharge.

Sometimes Chlamydia has NO symptoms.

Infants born to women infected with Chlamydia may suffer from ear and eye infections and pneumonia.

Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) may also affect a women’s ability to have children.

Chlamydia cases among women are three to four times higher than cases in men.

Treatment
The most common treatment for Chlamydia is antibiotics.
Partners must be treated at the same time.

Source:  Douglas County Health Department

STD Omaha is proudly powered by IRiDiAN Group.