Chlamydia is a Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD), which may not induce symptoms in either men or women. Regular STD testing can determine the presence of Chlamydia.
The disease can easily be treated with antibiotics, if left untreated Chlamydia can lead to infertility in men and women. Untreated men, especially those over 50, may also become susceptible to Prostatitis (inflammation of the prostate) and Epididymitis (testicular infection).
Symptoms in men include urethral discharge, pain on urination and irritation in the eyes.
Chlamydia symptoms in women include vaginal discharge, frequent urination often accompanied by pain, irritated eyes, abdominal pain, pain during intercourse, and irregular menstrual bleeding.
Chlamydia is an STD (sexually transmitted disease) and therefore can be transmitted via vaginal, anal, and less commonly oral sex. The disease can also be transmitted from mother to child during birth.
Urine analysis and swab tests can diagnose Chlamydia in men and women.
Antibiotics are used most successfully to treat Chlamydia. Ureaplasma and Mycoplasma are similar to Chlamydia.