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Can chlamydia, if untreated, be fatal?

13 doctors weighed in
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics
5 doctors agree

In brief: No

But it can lead to sterility.

In brief: No

But it can lead to sterility.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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5 doctors agree

In brief: No

Chlamydia infections are not fatal if left untreated.
They lead to bothersome urinary symptoms and chronic pain, especially in women, but are not fatal.

In brief: No

Chlamydia infections are not fatal if left untreated.
They lead to bothersome urinary symptoms and chronic pain, especially in women, but are not fatal.
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Not fatal - but can

Cause serious problems.
Chlamydia complications in women can include pelvic inflammatory disease, infertility, ectopic pregnancy. Chronic pelvic pain. Men may develop epididymitis ; rarely infertility. Reiter's syndrome can occur (arthritis ; inflammation of eye ; urethra w skin lesions).

In brief: Not fatal - but can

Cause serious problems.
Chlamydia complications in women can include pelvic inflammatory disease, infertility, ectopic pregnancy. Chronic pelvic pain. Men may develop epididymitis ; rarely infertility. Reiter's syndrome can occur (arthritis ; inflammation of eye ; urethra w skin lesions).
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