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When should you call a doctor about chlamydia?

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Call your doctor about chlamydia if you’re a woman and you have a high fever and other symptoms, such as:

These symptoms, along with severe pelvic pain, bleeding after sex, severe nausea, or recurring back pain, may mean you have a serious complication that can make you sterile. So see your doctor right away if you have them.

Rarely, chlamydia causes arthritis, skin lesions, and inflammation of the eye and urethra, a condition known as Reiter's syndrome.

  • Chills
  • Backache
  • Weight loss
  • Diarrhea

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: "Chlamydia."

AMA: "Chlamydia Screening: A Routine Test."

CDC: "Chlamydia -- CDC Fact Sheet."

National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases: "Chlamydia."

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on March 27, 2019

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: "Chlamydia."

AMA: "Chlamydia Screening: A Routine Test."

CDC: "Chlamydia -- CDC Fact Sheet."

National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases: "Chlamydia."

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on March 27, 2019

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