What is Chlamydia?

Chlamydia is commonly sexually transmitted diseases. This infection is easily spread because it often causes no symptoms and may be unknowingly passed to sexual partners. In fact, about 75% of infections in women and 50% in men are without symptoms.


Chlamydia isn’t likely to cause infertility in men. If the bacterium spreads to the vessel that carries sperm it could cause a male to become infertile. Chlamydia could also cause swelling of the testicles in men. The inflammation of the testicles could cause infertility in men. Untreated chlamydia could infect a female’s fallopian tube. If the fallopian tubes are damaged by chlamydia a pelvic inflammatory disease is likely to occur.Chlamydia typically doesn’t cause long-term health problems with men. The infection is likely to be cured with antibiotics.


Chlamydia symptoms in women

• Abnormal vaginal discharge that may have an odor
• Bleeding between periods
• Painful periods
• Abdominal pain with fever
• Pain when having sex
• Itching or burning in or around the vagina
• Pain when urinating

Chlamydia symptoms in men

• Small amounts of clear or cloudy discharge from the tip of the penis
• Painful urination
• Burning and itching around the opening of the penis
• Pain and swelling around the testicles
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