Signs of Chlamydia Signs of Chlamydia

Signs of Chlamydia

It is not always possible to notice chlamydia symptoms. Approximately 50% of men and 70% of women show no symptoms of chlamydia, so it spreads rapidly within the population.

You should get tested if you suspect you have chlamydia or are experiencing symptoms. The symptoms of chlamydia can be similar to those of other sexually transmitted infections, which is why testing is required to diagnose this disease.

What are the symptoms of chlamydia?

A few weeks after the date of infection, chlamydia symptoms usually become apparent. Most patients do not experience symptoms for months or years after contracting the disease. Women and men infected with chlamydia often do not realize they are infected and spread the infection to others. It can damage the reproductive system if chlamydia is left untreated for a long time.

Women and men can experience different symptoms associated with Chlamydia. However, it can infect both men's and women's rectums, eyes, and throats. Discomfort and discharge are common symptoms of infection in the rectum.

It can cause conjunctivitis, irritation, and pain if chlamydia bacteria infect the eyes. Chlamydia can cause a throat infection when transmitted during oral sex.

Symptoms in men

The following symptoms are typical of chlamydia:

  • There is a discharge from the tip of the penis that is white or cloudy, gooey or watery

  • The tip of the penis is irritated.

  • Burning sensation while urinating

  • The testicles are in pain.

Men may mistakenly believe these symptoms are temporary and trivial if they appear for a few days and disappear. Even if symptoms improve, the infection may still be present. Even if your symptoms have improved, you should get tested for chlamydia if you've noticed any of these symptoms. Check out our guide on chlamydia symptoms in men for more information.

 

Symptoms in women

Women may experience the following symptoms:

  • In or around the vaginal area, itching or burning

  • Unusual coloured or smelling vaginal discharge

  • Painful/heavy periods and bleeding between periods

  • When having sex, you may experience pain and/or bleeding.

  • Pain in the lower abdomen

 

Who can get chlamydia?

Sexual contact without protection can lead to chlamydia. New sexual partners cannot be tested for chlamydia. Chlamydia is most prevalent among young adults, with 88% of all new cases diagnosed in women under 25 and 69% in men under 25.

Chlamydia and its complications are more likely to occur if you:

  • A high number of sexual partners in a year increases the risk of sexually transmitted diseases

  • Use condoms sparingly

  • Infected with an STD already

Early treatment is the key.

It is possible to treat chlamydia effectively and quickly when it is diagnosed at an early stage. In the absence of treatment, the infection may cause complications such as:

  • Associated with infertility in women is Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

  • It could cause reactive arthritis (Reiter's Syndrome).

  • It is possible to miscarry or give birth prematurely if you have chlamydia during pregnancy. The infection can also be passed to the newborn baby during delivery, resulting in a severe infection.

Concerned that you may have chlamydia? You're not alone. Mobi Doctor offers confidential online consultations with experienced doctors who can provide testing and treatment options to help you manage this common sexually transmitted infection. Our doctors understand the sensitive nature of this condition and will work with you to create a personalized treatment plan to address your concerns. Don't let chlamydia impact your sexual health and overall well-being - book your online consultation with Mobi Doctor now and take the first step towards feeling better.

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