Treated with antibiotics, chlamydial infections can be cured 95% of the time.
- Complications if not treated:
- Ten percent to 40% of women will develop pelvic inflammatory disease;
5% of women with pelvic inflammatory disease will develop a form of liver disease (perihepatitis).
- Women may develop chronic pelvic pain and become
sterile due to blockage of the Fallopian tubes that allow the egg to be
transported from the ovary to the women's womb.
- Men may experience painful swelling of the testicles.
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