What should be noted in the history of females with suspected chlamydial genitourinary infection (chlamydia)?

Updated: Sep 25, 2018
  • Author: Shahab Qureshi, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Answer

The following may be noted in females with chlamydial infection:

  • Vaginal discharge

  • Abnormal vaginal bleeding (postcoital or unrelated to menses)

  • Dyspareunia

  • History of sexual activity without condoms or condom failure

  • Proctitis, rectal discharge, or both in cases of receptive anal intercourse

  • Slow onset and progression of lower abdominal pain

  • Fever (in pelvic inflammatory disease [PID])

  • No symptoms (in 80%)


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