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Chlamydia Symptoms

Symptoms of Chlamydia

Very few people have any symptoms of chlamydia until they develop complications. After complications have developed, the disease can still be cured, but any damage it has done to the body may be permanent and irreversible.

Only about one quarter of women and about one half of men with chlamydia have symptoms. For this reason, it is critical for sexually active people to be tested twice a year. Treatment for chlamydia is easy. If chlamydia is caught early, it is likely that no permanent damage will be done to the person’s body.

If symptoms exist at all…

Women might have abnormal, bad-smelling vaginal discharge or a burning sensation when urinating. Later in the infection, some women have lower abdominal pain, low back pain, nausea, fever, pain during sex, and bleeding between menstrual periods (spotting). Other women still have no symptoms.

Men might have a discharge (fluid) from the penis and a burning sensation when urinating. Men might also have burning and itching around the opening of the penis. Some men might have pain and swelling in the testicles.

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