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    What does chlamydia feel like? Your chlamydia questions answered

    Published 25 March 2024
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    Medically reviewed by Dr. Ruth Olumba, Obstetrician, gynecologist, and gynecologic and cosmetic surgeon, Texas, US
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    Chlamydia is easily treatable, but it can be hard to tell if you’ve got the STI. Find out what the possible symptoms are and what to do if you have the infection. Plus, some members of Flo’s Secret Chats community who have had chlamydia share their experiences.

    It’s natural to feel anxious if you think you’ve spotted signs of chlamydia. But you’re not alone: Chlamydia is a very common sexually transmitted infection (STI), especially among young people. In fact, in the United States, it’s the most commonly reported STI of all. 

    Also known as chlamydia trachomatis, the infection is caused by a type of bacteria that’s spread during vaginal, oral, or anal sex. So, how do you know if you’ve got it for sure? 

    Get the lowdown on what chlamydia can feel like and how to get it figured out with a bit of help from a Flo expert. Plus, hear about real-life experiences from our Secret Chats community (a safe space in our app where members chat anonymously about all things health).

    Half of Americans will catch an STI*

    You're not alone. Learn more about symptoms and treatment in the Flo app. *Source: KF