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Chlamydia (cont.)

Chlamydia Symptoms

Symptoms of chlamydia infection may depend on gender.

Chlamydia Symptoms in Women

  • No symptoms in a majority of cases
  • Bleeding after sexual relations or between menstrual periods
  • Lower abdominal pain and burning pain during urination
  • Discharge from the vagina

Chlamydia Symptoms in Men

Like women, men who are infected may not show symptoms. Estimates of those with no symptoms range from 25% to 50% of infected men.

  • Discharge from the penis
  • Pain, burning during urination
  • Inflammation or infection of a duct in the testicles, tenderness or pain in the testicles

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Chlamydiae are small gram-negative obligate intracellular microorganisms that preferentially infect squamocolumnar epithelial cells.

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