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  • Chlamydia is a very common sexually transmissible infection.
  • If left untreated, chlamydia can cause pelvic inflammatory disease in women, which can lead to chronic pain and infertility. 
  • In men, untreated chlamydia can cause pain and swelling in one or both testicles.
  • If detected early, chlamydia may be treated with a single dose of antibiotics.
  • Partners of people with chlamydia also need to be informed, tested and treated as they may be infected too. If so, there is a risk they could reinfect the person who has been treated for chlamydia.

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Reviewed on: 13-11-2020