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Is chlamydia painful?

Angela Lowery
Family Medicine
Chlamydia can be painful. Chlamydia can spread to uterus or fallopian tubes in women, causing pelvic inflammatory disease. Chlamydia does not always cause symptoms or pain. If you feel you may have a sexually transmitted disease contact your health care provider or your local health department immediately.

Chlamydia may be painful, depending on the location of the infection. If it infects the urethra, chlamydia can make urination painful for both men and women. Rectal pain may also be a possibility, if the infection is in the rectum. Men may also experience pain in the testicles, and women may have abdominal or pelvic pain. However, in many cases, the symptoms of chlamydia are very mild, or there may be no symptoms at all.

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