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Chlamydia does not cause long-term problems if it is treated before any complications develop. Left untreated, chlamydia can lead to many complications, especially for women. If a woman has chlamydia when she gives birth, her newborn can be infected.
Having a chlamydia infection that was cured does not protect you from a future infection. A new exposure to chlamydia will reinfect you, even if you were treated and cured.
Untreated chlamydia can cause a variety of complications.
Complications in women
Complications in pregnant women
Complications in newborns
Complications in men
Other complications of untreated chlamydia in all people
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