Chlamydia is the most frequently reported infectious disease in the United States.
While common in both men and women, many don’t know it as it often doesn’t come with any symptoms. Fortunately, antibiotics can treat chlamydia.
Chlamydia occurs most commonly in women age 24 or younger. It’s especially serious in women at risk of Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID), experiencing pregnancy complications and/or infertility when left untreated.
Symptoms of chlamydia
It’s common for symptoms of chlamydia never to appear – but that doesn’t mean a person doesn’t have the disease! Because it’s so common, both men and women are encouraged to be tested.
Chlamydia testing is a standard procedure for doctors to perform early during pregnancy.
Signs and symptoms include:
- It burns when you pee
- Discolored discharge (men and women)
- Pain in lower abdomen (and sometimes testicles for men)
- Pain during sex
- Sore throat, cough (if you had oral sex)
- Discharge, pain and bleeding in the anus (if you had anal sex)
Who should get chlamydia testing?
Chlamydia is tested for using a urine sample.
The CDC recommends the following people be routinely screened each year:
- all sexually active women younger than 25 years
- older women with risk factors such as new or multiple sex partners, or a sex partner who has a sexually transmitted infection
- all sexually active gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM)
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