Chlamydia is a common sexually transmitted disease caused by a bacteria that may or may not cause symptoms. You may not notice you have chlamydia because many people do not have signs and symptoms. It is not difficult to treat but left untreated it may lead to infertility.
You can get chlamydia during sexual contact with an infected person through vaginal sex, anal sex and oral sex. It mostly affects young women, but it can occur in both men and women in all age groups.
Sometimes the symptoms cannot be felt or seen. However, when symptoms appear you may notice the following:
Yes, testing for chlamydia usually requires a urine sample or a swab.
Chlamydia can be treated with antibiotics and treatment of sexual partners is also recommended.