What is Chlamydia?

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Chlamydia is a common sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by the bacterium, Chlamydia trachomatis, which can damage both male and female reproductive organs. Symptoms of chlamydia are usually mild or absent in 50-70% of cases, serious complications may lead to irreversible damage, including infertility due to Fallopian tube obstruction can occur even before a woman recognizes a problem. Chlamydia also can cause urethral discharge from the penis of an infected man, as well as more serious complications such as prostatitis (infection in prostate) and orchitis (infection in the testes) .