Symptoms of Chlamydia and Gonorrhea While Pregnant

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Chlamydia and gonorrhea are both sexually transmitted infections. They are fairly easy to pass from one person to the next, which makes new cases of them common. It is also common for them to appear in pregnant women. If a pregnant woman contracts either of these infections, treatment is crucial because they can be passed to the baby.

Chlamydia begins appearing one to three weeks after the person becomes infected. It usually will cause a burning sensation while the woman is urinating. A discharge is also common as well as pain in the lower abdomen. Women may notice that intercourse is painful after developing chlamydia.

Chlamydia-begins-appearing-one-to-three-weeks-after-the-person-becomes-infectedThe incubation period for gonorrhea is usually between two and ten days. Symptoms of this infection include a yellow discharge from the vagina. They may also find that they are frequently urinating and have a burning sensation during urination as well. Their genital area may also display signs of swelling and redness and have a burning and itching sensation.

Treatment of these infections are important. For this reason, most women are tested for sexually transmitted diseases and infections while they are pregnant. If they go untreated, it is possible to transmit them to the baby or for complications to develop with the pregnancy.

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