Chlamydia trachomatis (PCR) in urine
Genitourinary tract (urinary and genital) C. trachomatis infection (syn. chlamydia) is the most common bacterial sexually transmitted infection (STI), which is often asymptomatic, leading to delayed diagnosis and continuous transmission of the bacterium to sexual partners. If not diagnosed in time and spread between sexual partners, it causes reproductive health disorders (infertility).
Urogenital chlamydia is transmitted during all types of sexual intercourse (vaginal, oral, anal; heterosexual or homosexual). Chlamydia infection is not transmitted by household means, especially by observing personal hygiene. An infected mother can transmit the infection to her baby during childbirth.
In women, the most common symptoms are: mucous or purulent vaginal discharge, painful urination, burning sensation when urinating, difficulty urinating, bleeding after intercourse, pain in the lower abdomen or during intercourse, bleeding between periods, heavy periods. Chlamydia infection from the cervix can penetrate deeper into the urinary and genital organs and cause pelvic inflammatory disease. According to the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control, 9 percent women who are not treated for chlamydial infection for 12 months develop pelvic inflammatory disease.
In men, chlamydia can manifest as white or clear discharge from the urethra (urethra), a burning sensation when urinating. Men sometimes find it difficult to urinate, they feel itching around the urethra. Chlamydia can enter a man's internal urinary and genital organs and cause inflammation of the testicles, epididymis, manifested by scrotal pain and swelling. Possible signs of inflammation of the exit opening (pain, discharge, bleeding). When inflammation of the prostate gland (prostate) begins, there are throbbing pains in the areas of the sacrum, perineum, groin, testicles, urethra, urination increases, especially at night, sexual ability weakens, temperature may rise.