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What is chlamydia?

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In brief: Chlamydia

Chlamydia can cause pain when passing urine, long-term pelvic pain and infertility.
However, it may produce no symptoms in women. Its also been associated with low birth weight babies and premature delivery. Infected male partners often complain of painful urination (non-specific urethritis).

Chlamydia is caused by the sexually transmitted bacterium Chlamydia trachomitis.

Treatment is usually with the antibiotics doxycycline, erythromycin or azithromycin.

In brief: Chlamydia

Chlamydia can cause pain when passing urine, long-term pelvic pain and infertility.
However, it may produce no symptoms in women. Its also been associated with low birth weight babies and premature delivery. Infected male partners often complain of painful urination (non-specific urethritis).

Chlamydia is caused by the sexually transmitted bacterium Chlamydia trachomitis.

Treatment is usually with the antibiotics doxycycline, erythromycin or azithromycin.
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