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Were you looking for information about Chlamydia? Clamidia is a common misspelling of chlamydia.
Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) that is caused by bacteria called Chlamydia trachomatis. The bacteria can be transmitted during vaginal, anal, or oral sex with an infected person. The more sexual partners a person has, the higher the risk of getting infected with chlamydia. Women can get reinfected with the STD if their partners are not treated at the same time. As a result, women are at high risk for serious reproductive health complications associated with the disease, such as infertility.
Symptoms often appear within one to three weeks after being infected. Early symptoms can include abnormal discharge from the vagina or penis and pain while urinating. If left untreated, the infection may move inside the body, possibly causing pelvic inflammatory disease and epididymitis in women and men, respectively. However, not everyone with chlamydia experiences symptoms.
Treatment typically involves antibiotics, which generally cure the infection. Treating chlamydia is simple, but it is vital that a person seeks testing and treatment as soon as possible. It's also important to avoid sexual activity during this time and to inform your sex partners that you have the infection so that they can begin treatment as well.
(Click Chlamydia for more information on how this disease is transmitted, its symptoms and complications, and treatment options. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for specific information.)
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