Chlamydia often has no symptoms. When symptoms occur, they can include unusual discharge from the penis or vagina, burning when urinating, and/or bleeding or discharge from your rectum if you have receptive anal sex.
Anyone can get Chlamydia. It is very common among teens and young adults.
There are laboratory tests to diagnose chlamydia. Some can be performed on urine; other tests require that a specimen be collected from a site such as the penis or cervix. Sexually active women 25 or younger should be tested every year.
You can pass chlamydia to others without knowing it. The surest way to prevent chlamydia is not to have sex, to have sex only with someone who’s not infected and who has sex only with you, or to use condoms the right way every single time you have sex.
Chlamydia can be easily treated and cured with antibiotics. If you do not treat chlamydia, it can lead to serious health problems. All recent sex partners should be tested and treated.