Chlamydia Symptoms

Most people who are positive of chlamydia display no symptoms. Based on statistics, three out of four women and one out of two men who have chlamydia do not have any symptoms at all. This is why chlamydia is referred to as ‘The Silent Infection’. Others who have this disease may have very mild symptoms which are usually unnoticeable. As a result, the disease is often not diagnosed until complications develop. The symptoms may show up until one to three weeks after having a sexual intercourse with an infected partner.¬† Although chlamydia causes very minimal symptoms, it does affect the reproductive system.

chlamydia symptomsSome of the most common symptoms of chlamydia are the following:

  1. Intermittent discharge in the affected area (such as the vagina, penis or rectum);
  2. lower abdominal pain;
  3. lower back pain;
  4. pain during sexual intercourse; and
  5. pain or a burning feeling when urinating.

There are also some people who get infected with chlamydia in their anus, either by having an anal sex or through the spread of the infection from an affected area such as the vagina. The main symptoms are:

  1. Discomfort;
  2. pain;
  3. discharge; and
  4. bleeding.

Some men and women can also get infected with chlamydia through oral sex. They may have the following symptoms:

  1. Pain when swallowing;
  2. cough; and
  3. fever.

Chlamydia may also affect the eyes when the infected semen or vaginal fluid gets into contact with it. The possible symptoms may be:

  1. Irritation of the eyes;
  2. pain;
  3. swelling; and
  4. discharge.

If you have most of the symptoms stated above and you think that you might have the chlamydia infection, seek medical help as soon as you can. It is better to abstain from any sexual intercourse until after you have been checked and tested and until you and your partner have completed the necessary medications.