What is chlamydia?

Chlamydia is a bacterial infection. Symptoms may include unusual discharge, bleeding between menstrual periods for women, and swollen/painful testicles for men. Approximately 75% of women and 50% of men will have no symptoms of the infection. Urine samples, or a sample from the women's cervix or a man's urethra are obtained for diagnosis. Chlamydia is treated with antibiotics.

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