Can I have chlamydia without even realizing it?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

It's possible for people to have chlamydia without even realizing it. In fact, many women who are infected don't know it because they don't have any noticeable symptoms. Sometimes, symptoms may be so mild or so short-lived that people don't think anything of them. However, chlamydia can cause serious damage if it's left untreated. Because of this, it's important to have regular screenings for chlamydia. Also, talk to your doctor right away if you notice anything unusual like painful urination or abnormal discharge from your penis or vagina.

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