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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    What is Chlamydia?

    Chlamydia can be transmitted through vaginal, oral or anal sex with an infected person. It most commonly occurs in people between 15 and 29 years of age. Having multiple sexual partners (or a partner who has) and not practicing in safe sex increases a person's risk.

    It is estimated that up to 75 % of women and 25% of men will experience no symptoms.

    If left untreated the infection can progress to the uterus, fallopian tubes and ovaries. Serious health issues including chronic pelvic pain, ectopic pregnancy and fertility problems may result.

    Belinda
    Women’s Health Educator
    Health Information Line, Women’s Health Queensland Wide

    Women living in Queensland can also call our Health Information Line - a free information and referral service for Queensland women - on 3839 9988 or 1800 017 676 (toll free outside Brisbane).

    Please note that all health information provided by Women’s Health Queensland Wide is subject to this disclaimer.
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    Narelle Smithers

    HealthShare Member

    Thank you for this information. I have a teenage daughter so I'm interested in this. I know most women may not get symptoms, but for those who do what are the symptoms?

  • Women's Health Queensland Wide provides free health information for Queensland women. View Profile

    Hi Narelle,



    Symptoms can include:



    -pelvic pain

    -pain and heavy periods

    -deep pain with vaginal sex

    -bleeding between periods or after sex

    -frequent and burning urination

    -unusual vaginal discharge.



    For more information on Chlamydia, take a look at our fact sheet; http://www.womhealth.org.au/factsheets/chlamydia.htm



    Belinda



    Women’s Health Educator

    Health Information Line, Women’s Health Queensland Wide



    Women living in Queensland can also call our Health Information Line - a free information and referral service for Queensland women - on 3839 9988 or 1800 017 676 (toll free outside Brisbane).



    Please note that all health information provided by Women’s Health Queensland Wide is subject to this disclaimer

  • Narelle Smithers

    HealthShare Member

    Thanks Belinda. As I posted the question I looked at the Healthshare STD community library with the Chlamydia fact sheet and saw these symptoms listed on it. Thanks for the response!

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