Chlamydia is the most widespread sexually-transmitted diseases plaguing our country. It’s estimated that 20 million new cases are diagnosed every year in the United States. One of the biggest reasons for its spread is the fact that most infected people don’t show any symptoms. However, there is damage being done silently. When left untreated, just some of the possible results include:
- For Men
- Swollen testicles
- Urethral infections
- For Women
- Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
- Chronic pelvic pain
- Tubal pregnancies
In men and women alike, failure to correct the problem results in continued spread. It’s better to be safe than sorry. If you’re sexually-active, the only way to know for certain you don’t have chlamydia is to rely on lab-based testing.
An Easily Treatable Disease
Chlamydia can be easily treated using antibiotics. This makes it all the more distressing for people who have suffered long-term consequences in not knowing they had it earlier. Within seven weeks of your first dose, you’re typically able to resume sexual activity without risk of spreading the disease.
The staff here at Test Smartly Labs understands the embarrassment that can be associated when requesting STD testing. Don’t be shy! We see you as a responsible adult ensuring the safety of both your health and your partner’s. Call today to see how we can help.