Chlamydia can infect men and women of all ages, though younger women are the most commonly affected demographic. This sexually transmitted infection is difficult to detect, as it often has no symptoms. When symptoms do appear, they tend to be minor and do not point directly to chlamydia. Treatment is easy once diagnosed but left untreated, the infection can cause long-term damage to sexual organs. Identifying symptoms early, therefore, results in the best prognosis.
When chlamydia presents with symptoms, they are subtle and tend to go unnoticed. Some women develop yellowish vaginal discharge with a strong odor; though the characteristics can differ from one woman to another, chlamydia always causes some kind of abnormal discharge.
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