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Chlamydia; Questions to Ask.

Review the following 'Questions To Ask' about chlamydia so you're prepared to discuss this important health issue with your health care professional.

If I don't have any symptoms, how do I know if I have chlamydia?

If I don't treat my chlamydia infection, what would happen?

What treatments are available?

What should I tell my partner?

How long should I abstain from sex after treatment begins?

What are the symptoms of pelvic inflammatory disease?

Is it possible I am infected with gonorrhea as well?

Is chlamydia transmitted by sexual intercourse only?

Do I need to be retested after treatment to be sure I am cured?

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