Sexually Transmitted Diseases- Chlamydia and Stinky Pee, continued...

Symptoms of Chlamydia in Women
 
It is not uncommon for women with Chlamydia to notice no symptoms.  Anywhere from 50 to 80% of women experience no signs or symptoms of the disease.  However, untreated Chlamydia is still a concern, since it can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease.  PID can cause scarring in the uterus, fallopian tubes or ovaries, leading to infertility, ectopic 

 

 

 

pregnancies and pregnancy complications.  Women with Chlamydia are also five times more likely to contract HIV if they are exposed to it.
 
When symptoms do occur, they may include the following:

 

Symptoms of Chlamydia in Men
 
About half of all men with Chlamydia will have inflammation of the urethra.  This manifests as pain or burning when urinating, a light-colored discharge coming from the penis, fever and tender (or swollen) testicles.  Without treatment, Chlamydia can spread to the testicles, causing pain.  In some cases, this may also cause sterility.

How Can I Get Tested for the STD Chlamydia?
 
You can get tested for Chlamydia and other STD's by seeing a doctor, using an at-home test kit or using STD testing online.  

 

You can get STD test kits to complete at home, then you would send in the test. The lab will analyze it and you will get your results privately.

 

STD testing online is an excellent choice because it saves time, money and it maintains your privacy. 

 

Many communities have an STD clinic where free or lower cost STD tests are conducted. Some are run by the local government and others are private, such as Planned Parenthood

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