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Chlamydia infections in women

  • Symptoms
    • Abdominal pain
    • Burning on urination
    • Painful intercourse
    • Vaginal discharge or bleeding after intercourse

    Note: Some women with chlamydia have no symptoms at all. Only some women will have symptoms. Therefore, screening sexually active women for chlamydia is necessary to diagnose and treat the condition in women who do not have symptoms.


    Signs and tests

    Diagnosing a chlamydia infection in a woman involves taking a sample of cervical secretions and sending it to a lab for an endocervical culture or a similar test called PCR.

    Chlamydia infection can be diagnosed with a urine test.

    Endocervical culture for gonorrhea may also be done.