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What are the symptoms of chlamydia?

Chlamydia Symptoms in Men and Women

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Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted infection caused by a bacteria called Chlamydia trachomatis. Chlamydia can be treated easily with a course of antibiotics. Left untreated, chlamydia can lead to severe complications, including infertility. 

The symptoms of chlamydia can differ between genders, and they can be difficult to spot. In fact, only around 30% of women experience chlamydia symptoms at all. The most common chlamydia symptom in both men and women is an unusual discharge.

Chlamydia does not only spread during vaginal intercourse. It can also be passed on during anal and oral sex. The best way to prevent infection, especially with a partner whose sexual health status is unclear, is to use barrier contraceptives such as condoms. 
If you have recently had unprotected sex, or if you are concerned about your sexual health, Superdrug Online Doctor can provide confidential advice and testing. If you or your partner have been diagnosed with chlamydia you can use our quick and discreet service to order a prescription for chlamydia treatment.