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Chlamydia STD Brief
These briefs are intended to give readers (specifically those readers who weren’t aware many of these STDs existed) an overview of each STD, their commonality, traditional chlamydia symptoms, treatment options, and diagnostic tests available.
This information is by no means all-encompassing and The STI Project encourages using these briefs as primers and then further delving into the resources section when subsequent questions arise.
Chlamydia Symptoms, Test & Treatment
Common? Very common – Around 3 million people infected in the U.S. annually
Symptoms Usually none! Sometimes abdominal pain, abnormal discharge, fever, bleeding between periods, swollen or tender testicles, swelling around the anus, pain or burning while urinating, etc. Can infect the eyes and throat as well.
Bacterial/Viral/ Fungal/Parasitic Bacterial
Test Cell samples or urine test
Life-Threatening? No, but left untreated, it can become a serious threat – leading to pelvic inflammatory disease, infertility and sterility, epididymitis and reactive arthritis
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