Chlamydia is a bacterial infection that can be sexually transmitted. If left untreated, it can progress to a more severe stage known as late-stage chlamydia, which is characterized by more serious symptoms and complications.
Late-stage chlamydia, also known as chronic chlamydia, can affect both men and women. The symptoms may include pain during sexual intercourse, chronic pelvic pain, fever, fatigue, and abnormal vaginal bleeding. In men, late-stage chlamydia can lead to epididymitis, a painful condition affecting the testicles.
If left untreated, late-stage chlamydia can lead to serious complications, such as infertility, chronic pelvic pain, and an increased risk of contracting HIV. Therefore, it is important to seek medical attention as soon as possible if you suspect you may have chlamydia or any other sexually transmitted infection.