What Are the Similarities and Differences Between Chlamydia and Gonorrhea?

Q:
What are the similarities and differences between chlamydia and gonorrhea?

A:
Chlamydia and gonorrhea are all sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) that affect both men and women. There are some similarities and differences between them.

Differences:

The major difference lies in the bacteria that may cause them. Chlamydia is caused by the bacteria Chlamydia trachomatis, however gonrrhea is caused by the bacteria Neisseria gonorrhoeae.

Similarities:

  • Both can infect genital tracts, like cervix and fallopian tubes in women and penis and testicles in men, mouth, throat, eyes, rectum and so on.
  • Both can be caused by having sex with some who already has the disease.
  • Both have similar symptoms like abnormal discharge from vagina and penis.
  • Both can trigger complications like long-term pelvic pain, infertility, ectopic pregnancy and premature birth.

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