Chlamydia

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What is chlamydia?

Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted disease that is caused by chlamydia trachomatis.

How is chlamydia transmitted?

Chlamydia is transmitted through sexual intercourse by bacteria called chlamydia trachomatis.

What are symptoms of chlamydia?

A majority of the time, there are little to no symptoms of chlamydia. When there are, symptoms include:


Girls

  • unusual vaginal discharge
  • pain urinating
  • pain in lower abdomen
  • pain during sex
  • bleeding between menstrual periods
  • mild fever
  • muscle/headaches


Guys

  • discharge from tip of penis
  • itching or burning around penis
  • swollen testicles

What are treatments for chlamydia?

Chlamydia can be treated with antibiotics.

What are problems of chlamydia?

Problems of chlamydia include:


Girls
  • infection of the urethra
  • inflammation (swelling and soreness) in cervix
  • pelvic inflammatory disease (infection of uterus, ovaries, and fallopian tubes
  • causes infertility and ectopic (tubal) pregnancies


Guys

  • inflammation of uretha and epididymis

How can you prevent chlamydia?

You can prevent chlamydia by:

  • abstaining from sex
  • using latex condoms