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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:
- unusual vaginal discharge
- pain urinating
- pain in lower abdomen
- pain during sex
- bleeding between menstrual periods
- mild fever
- 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:
- 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
- inflammation of uretha and epididymis
How can you prevent chlamydia?
You can prevent chlamydia by:
- abstaining from sex
- using latex condoms