Symptoms of mycoplasma and chlamydia infection in women

Author: Dr. Lee
Time: 2013/9/16 17:20:53

mycoplasma and chlamydia are mainly sexually transmitted. Of them, mycoplasma hominis, ureaplasma urealyticum, and chlamydia reachomatis are the most common species. These three species are pathogenic in humans and can cause urogenital inflammation. The infection of mycoplasma hominis, ureaplasma urealyticum, and chlamydia reachomatis will bring about female urethritis, vaginitis, cervicitis and salpingitis.

Symptoms of female mycoplasma and chlamydia infection:

Mycoplasma hominis, ureaplasma urealyticum, and chlamydia reachomatis can invade urethra, cervix and greater vestibular glands. Most of the women with mycoplasma and chlamydia infection have no symptoms, while the critically ill women have obvious symptoms. When the urethra is infected by mycoplasma and chlamydia, the patients will have frequent and urgent urination, dysuria, redness and congestion around meatus urinarius.

When the cervix is infected, the main symptoms are vaginal discharge increased, cervical edema and congestion, or cervical erosion. Female mycoplasma and chlamydia infectionwill affect the function of ovary, leading to irregular menstruation.

The infection of endometrium and pelvic cavity with mycoplasma or chlamydia will lead to endometritis, adenomyosis or endometriosis, pelvic inflammatory disease, together with such symptoms as increased amount of menstruation, prolonged or shortened menstruation, lower abdominal pain, and painful menstruation.

When the fallopian tube is infected, one side of which or both would thicken, in the shape of streak. Sometimes, cystic mass would appear, and tenderness could felt around it. The thickening of fallopian tube and cystic mass can bring about tubal blockage, leading to infertility, ectopic pregnancy, miscarriage, premature birth and still-birth, etc..