• Cloudy or watery discharge from the penis
• Painful urination
• Testicular pain or discomfort
Once a patient is suspected of being infected, chlamydia can
be easily diagnosed with a simple urine test, and treatable
in a majority of cases with a single course of antibiotics.
If left untreated, the
infection begins to travel throughout the body, developing in females the real risk
of even more serious conditions such as pelvic
inflammatory disease (PID) or infertility. Infected women who become pregnant may even unknowingly pass it on to their unborn child.
In males, an untreated infection may result in scar tissue developing in the passage tube that allows sperm to travel out of the penis. For anyone
who is infected, chlamydia lowers the body's ability to fight
off other infections and more than doubles their risk of
Around the Web, find out more about the risks and complications associated
with this common STD, information on what other serious conditions may come
as a result, along with tips on warning signs and symptoms,
and related chlamydia tests and treatments ...
More about chlamydia around the Web:
- This is an excellent online guide to the topic with extensive information
& links to related resources on symptoms, causes, advice
on when to seek medical care, treatments, related complications
and follow-up care.
Tests - Find descriptions of common tests for chlamydia
via samples of urine or body fluids from infected areas, how
to prepare for testing and what it's like, details on how
results are determined, plus advice on follow-up care.
Chlamydia - The major focus here is on other diseases & complications
which may result from chlamydia including infertility, ectopic
pregnancy, pelvic inflammatory disease, reactive arthritis
Facts - Chlamydia - Basic fact sheet on the topic
covering causes, symptoms, diagnosis, complications, with
information on chlamydia's effects on pregnant women and newborns,
with links to further facts & statistics from Centers
for Disease Control.
- Chlamydia - Check out a teen-friendly overview with facts on
who is at risk and how it's transmitted, description of symptoms
in teen boys and girls, plus information on what happens if
the disease is left untreated, with links to related articles
Facts - UK guide with information and advice on
signs & symptoms in women and men, common tests &
diagnosis, when to seek medical care, how it's treated, tips
on prevention, with brief related statistics on occurrences
in the UK and Europe.
information is intended as reference and not as medical advice.
All treatment decisions should be made by medical professionals.