What is Chlamydia?


Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted disease that is caused by the bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis. It can infect men and women, kids and adults. It can thrive in the rectum, eyes, genitals, and throat. 


How is Chlamydia spread?


Chlamydia is spread in different ways:


- unprotected sex

- sharing of sex toys

 


Does Chlamydia have an incubation period?


Yes, it does. Once a person gets the Chlamydia infection, it goes through an incubation period that may last for about 7 to 21 days.


What are the common Chlamydia symptoms?


In men, the typical symptoms of Chlamydia are:


- buring pain when urinating

- pain in the testicles

- white discharge from the penis


In women, the common Chlamydia signs are:


- lower abdominal pains

- pain when having sex

- odd vaginal discharge

- pain when urinating