Chlamydia is the most common STD in U.S.

by Symptom Advice on March 21, 2012

Without treatment, the Chlamydia infection can spread into the uterus or fallopian tubes and cause pelvic inflammatory disease.

The uterus and surrounding tissues can also become affected resulting in chronic pain, infertility and potentially fatal ectopic pregnancies.

The CDC has recommended that women be screened annually for chlamydia.

if an infection is found, the health organization recommends the patient return three months after being treated for a follow-up test.


Testing rates were slightly better for older women and specific minority group — 42% of women aged 20 to 25 were tested. more than half of black women say they were been tested with 47% saying they had been screened in the prior year.

Men can contract chlamydia too — one in four show no symptoms while the others may experience symptoms similar to gonorrhea, including burning feeling while urinating, discharge and pain.

Condoms, if used properly, can help prevent infection between partners.

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