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What sort of disease is a chlamydia infection?

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Dr. Sean MacKenzie
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
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In brief: Sexual transmitted

Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted disease.
Both men and women can get this disease. It is caused by a bacteria that can infect the urethra (what we pee out of), causing pain, especially when urinating) and often a brown, foul-smelling discharge from the penis or vagina. It is easily treated with antibiotics. Untreated, it can cause bladder and uterus infections, and even sterility.

In brief: Sexual transmitted

Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted disease.
Both men and women can get this disease. It is caused by a bacteria that can infect the urethra (what we pee out of), causing pain, especially when urinating) and often a brown, foul-smelling discharge from the penis or vagina. It is easily treated with antibiotics. Untreated, it can cause bladder and uterus infections, and even sterility.
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