Symptoms of a Chlamydia Infection
If they are present, one of the symptoms that chlamydia can produce is redness or inflammation of the eye, conjunctivitis.
Painful or burning sensation when passing urine is another likely pointer to this infection.
The kinds of symptoms a person may notice also depend on whether they are male or female.
Signs and Symptoms in women
The following are some possible signs and symptoms of chlamydia in women:
- An increase in vaginal discharge, which might have an odor, as a result of an inflammation of the cervix.
- Pain during sexual intercourse
- Painful periods
- Bleeding between periods or after sexual intercourse
- Itching around the genitalia
- Lower abdominal pain, possibly accompanied by fever
Signs and Symptoms in men
Infected males may exhibit the following, among others:
- Swelling and/or pain around the testicles
- Clear or cloudy discharge from the urethral opening
- Burning or itching around the urethral opening
These symptoms can show up within 1-3 weeks after exposure. However, they can take several months before manifesting in some other people. Still, some persons don’t even notice any symptoms until it has spread to other areas of their bodies.
It is more likely for women to pass on chlamydia infection without knowing. Roughly 75% of females having it do not show symptoms. By comparison, about 50 percent of infected men do not produce symptoms.