Find out whether or not you have Chlamydia and what STD test is recommended using our personalized symptom checker.
Chlamydia is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases around the globe that affect both men and women. This condition is caused by a bacteria called "chlamydia trachomatous". In women, it most commonly affects the cervix, rectum, or throat while in men it commonly affects the urethra followed by rectum and throat respectively. This bacterial infection has been referred to as "silent disease, owing to the fact that it has no or very mild sign and symptoms at the beginning that may go unnoticed. You can get this infection by having oral, anal or vaginal sex with someone who is already infected with chlamydia.
1.2 million cases of chlamydia were reported in 2017. It was found that approximately 40% women with untreated chlamydia become infertile and one in five develop serious complications. Its complications like ectopic pregnancy, permanent damage to the reproductive tract, infertility, dyspareunia (pain during intercourse), cervicitis, and pelvic inflammatory diseases.
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.