Chlamydia Symptoms – STD Symptoms & Signs

STD SymptomsSTD Symptoms – Chlamydia Symptoms

Half of all infected men and 80% of infected women have no symptoms at all. The result of this is that a huge number of infections remain undiagnosed and untreated.

It is important to understand that focusing on signs and symptoms is not very useful in determining if someone is infected with chlamydia.

If you do get chlamydia symptoms, they may begin in as little as 5 to 10 days after contracting the infection or they may be so mild they are not noticed. Signs and symptoms can also show up many months later, or not until the infection spreads to other parts of the body.

Chlamydia bacteria commonly infects the cervix, rectum or the urethra. Sometimes, it can infect the throat after performing oral sex. Infection also sometimes spreads to the eyes by touching an infected area and then touching the eye. In places where treatment is not available, these eye infections can be very serious and can cause blindness.

If chlamydia infects the throat, it may cause soreness.

Chlamydia infecting the rectum often causes no symptoms. If there are symptoms, in men and women they may include:

  • discharge from the rectum
  • rectal pain
  • mucous with stools
  • painful bowel movements
  • anal lesions
  • redness in the anal area

In Women

  • A yellowish discharge from the cervix that may have a strong smell
  • Bleeding during or after sex
  • Bleeding or blood spotting from the vagina
  • Change in periods, or more painful periods
  • Heavy period or bleeding between periods (including women who are using hormonal contraception)
  • Low-grade fever
  • Pain in the abdominal, lower back, or lower stomach area
  • Pain or a burning feeling while urinating
  • Pain when you have sex
  • Swelling inside the vagina or around the anus
  • The urge to urinate more than usual
  • Unusual vaginal discharge

In Men

  • Abnormal fluid from penis
  • An itching feeling inside the penis . This may be a tingling or itch in the urethra; sometimes referred to as “urethral awareness”.
  • Diarrhea
  • Pain or a burning feeling while urinating
  • Pain or swelling of the testicles
  • Swelling around the anus
  • White/cloudy and watery discharge from penis

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