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Chlamydia trachomatis is a common sexually transmitted infection (STI) that is spread through oral, vaginal, or anal intercourse. It affects both men & women and the infection seldom has any signs or symptoms in its early stages

When symptoms do occur they are often mild. They include painful urination, discharge from the genitals, testicular pain for men, and pain during sexual intercourse for women

Diagnosis requires a urine PCR test and swabbing of the infected areas (for women) to analyze for the presence of an infection. Treatment will involve prescription oral antibiotics

If left untreated, the infection may lead to complications such as infertility or pelvic inflammatory disease in women. Therefore, people who are sexually active or have multiple partners should receive regular screenings