Without treatment, you could suffer from serious health complications (what kind of health complications you have will depend on the location of the infection).
who are diagnosed but not treated for chlamydia could experience an
array of other symptoms including but not limited to:
could also be affected by an untreated chlamydia infection, as it
could affect the fallopian tubes and/or uterus. It could also lead
to pelvic inflammatory disease, which could lead to both antibiotic
therapy and surgery.
It’s important, if you’re are sexually active, to be tested for the disease at least once a year – twice if you have more than one sexual partner in a given year. After you’ve been treated, be sure to be re-tested within three to four months to find out if the infection is gone.
Chlamydia is known as the "silent" STD because the vast majority of people experience no symptoms. It can be easily cured with antibiotics; get tested today if you think you may have been exposed.Get tested for STDs
It is important to inform any sexual partners that you have Chlamydia so that they can also be tested and, if necessary, treated. Until the treatment is successful, sexual activity should be avoided so as to prevent infecting sexual partners. Re-infection is always a possibility with Chlamydia, so making sure that you and your partner are free from the disease is important.
Yes. Chlamydia is easily treated with a course of antibiotics.
Bacterial. Caused by the Chlamydia trachomatis bacterium.
Antibiotics. A single dose of Azithromycin or seven daily doses of Doxycycline.
1 to 2 weeks. One to two weeks may be required for symptoms to fully disappear.
No. Sexual activity should be avoided until treatment is successful.
Yes. Re-infection is possible from sexual activity with an infected person.