Chlamydia is a bacterial infection. It is the most common infection especially in people under 26 years of age. It is treated with antibiotics. Often, there are no symptoms of Chlamydia, so many people don't know they have the infection.
When symptoms occur, it can cause:
- an abnormal discharge from the vagina or penis
- pain when you pee
- painful sex
- swelling and redness
- bleeding after sex for the female
Your partner must be treated at the same time so you don't continue to pass the infections back and forth. The infection can travel into your abdomen and testicles if left untreated causing PID.