Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted parasite that often produces no outward symptoms. If left undetected in women it can lead to Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) which in turn can create blockages in the fallopian tubes from scar tissue. In men it can cause inflammation of the testes and the tubes surrounding them.
To test for Chlamydia, physicians are likely to take cervical swabs and/or blood antibody tests.
Treatment for Chlamydia itself is in the form of very strong antibiotics.