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Symptoms may be absent and you could still have chlamydia
Severe cases can cause permanent damage
Chlamydia is the most common STD in the USA
Chlamydia can be transmitted during anal, oral or vaginal sex
If symptoms do occur they usually occur 1 to 3 weeks after exposure
Tests can be performed on urine in men and woman
Treatment is simple if chlamydia is detected early
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Chlamydia is a common sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by a bacterium and can damage a woman's reproductive organs. Even though symptoms of chlamydia are usually mild or absent, serious complications that cause irreversible damage, including infertility, can occur "silently" before a woman ever recognizes a problem. Chlamydia also can cause discharge from the penis of an infected man.
Chlamydia is the most frequently reported bacterial sexually transmitted disease in the United States. Most people with chlamydia are not aware of their infections and do not seek testing.
Chlamydia can be transmitted during vaginal, anal, or oral sex.
Chlamydia is known as a "silent" disease because about three quarters of infected women and about half of infected men have no symptoms. If symptoms do occur, they usually appear within 1 to 3 weeks after exposure.
In women, the bacteria initially infect the cervix and the urethra (urine canal). Women who have symptoms might have an abnormal vaginal discharge or a burning sensation when urinating. When the infection spreads from the cervix to the fallopian tubes (tubes that carry eggs from the ovaries to the uterus), some women still have no signs or symptoms; others have lower abdominal pain, low back pain, nausea, fever, pain during intercourse, or bleeding between menstrual periods. Chlamydial infection of the cervix can spread to the rectum.
Men with signs or symptoms might have a discharge from their penis or a burning sensation when urinating. Men might also have burning and itching around the opening of the penis. Pain and swelling in the testicles are uncommon.
Men or women who have receptive anal intercourse may acquire chlamydial infection in the rectum, which can cause rectal pain, discharge, or bleeding. Chlamydia can also be found in the throats of women and men having oral sex with an infected partner.
If untreated, chlamydial infections can progress to serious reproductive and other health problems with both short-term and long-term consequences.
There are laboratory tests to diagnose chlamydia. Some can be performed on urine, other tests require that a specimen be collected from a site such as the penis or cervix
The above information was taken from the CDC website.