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Understanding Chlamydia: Chlamydia Symptoms in Men vs. Women

Watch more Learn about STDs videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Learn how the symptoms of chlamydia differ in men and women in this Howcast video about STDs. Expert: Jane Bogart, M.A. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. For Chlamydia men and women may be asymptomatic which means that they might not have symptoms. It's more likely for women not to have symptoms with Chlamydia than it is for men. However it's possible for neither to have symptoms. So what you're looking for with symptoms is some sort of discharge, and that discharge will be through the urethra, through the tip of the penis or vaginal discharge. You might also find a burning on urination, or a discomfort with vaginal or finger penetration. Those are kind of things that you're looking for with Chlamydia. Chlamydia can actually also infect your throat. So sometimes if someone has a sore throat and they've had oral sex without a barrier and someone has ejaculated into their mouth, or there's been an exchange of fluids in the mouth, that could also be Chlamydia. Your medical provider can detect Chlamydia, either in your throat, or in the vagina, or the anus, or in the penis by a urine test for the vagina and the penis, or a swab test. A swab test definitely for your throat. One important thing to note is that although Chlamydia is completely curable with antibiotics, if left untreated it can lead to infertility in both men and women. Often people who are infected with Chlamydia are co-infected with Gonorrhea, so they may also test and treat for that at the same time.
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