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Chlamydia is a very common Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI), with people under the age of 30 being most at risk. It can cause a variety of symptoms, though in many cases it can be a silent condition. There are also some potentially serious complications, including reduced fertility in both men and women, as well as increased risk of ectopic pregnancy and pelvic infection in women. It is simple to have a test, which usually just involves providing a urine sample to your doctor. Treatment involves a course of antibiotics. In this section, find out more about the symptoms of Chlamydia, diagnosis of Chlamydia and Chlamydia treatment.

What are the complications of chlamydia?

What are the complications of chlamydia? Chlamydia is the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI) in Australia. It is caused by a bacteria called Chlamydia trachomatis. In women, Chlamydia infection usually affects the neck of the womb (cervix) and the womb (uterus). In men, it usually affects the [...]

Chlamydia- PID and other complications

What is Chlamydia? Chlamydia is a common STI (sexually transmitted infection). In most cases it is a silent condition, with no symptoms- this means it’s important for people who are sexually active to have regular testing. In women, it may present with vaginal discharge or irregular vaginal bleeding. In men, it may present with [...]

Chlamydia- a common STI that can be a serious problem

Chlamydia- a common infection that can be silent but serious What is Chlamydia? Chlamydia is a common sexually transmitted infection or STI  that can infect men and women- it is the most commonly reported communicable disease in Australia. While it often goes undetected, it can cause a lot [...]