Learn what you need to know about treating these common infections.
  • Vaginal infection
  • Bacterial infections
  • Fungal infection
  • Viral infections
  • Staph infections
 

 
 

 

Chlamydia Symptoms

Many people who have chlamydia do not know they are infected with the disease because approximately 75% of women and 50% of men do not experience symptoms. If a person does have symptoms, they usually develop within one to three weeks after exposure. And even if symptoms do occur, they are often minor, making them easy for someone to overlook.

Chlamydia symptoms in men include:

  • Burning and pain while urinating
  • Discharge from the penis (thick yellow-white fluid, watery, or milky)
  • Tender or swollen testicles
  • Proctitis (inflamed rectum), along with discharge or pain
  • Proctitis (inflamed rectum), along with discharge or pain
  • Soreness and redness of the mouth or throat
  • Conjunctivitis (inflamed eye)
Chlamydia symptoms in women include:
  • Vaginal discharge
  • Burning and pain while urinating
  • Painful sexual intercourse
  • Severe pain in lower abdomen (if the infection spreads to the fallopian tubes and stomach area)
  • Proctitis (inflamed rectum), along with discharge or pain
  • Urethritis (inflamed urethra)
  • Soreness and redness of the mouth or throat
  • Conjunctivitis (inflamed eye)
The most common symptoms in newborns are conjunctivitis (pink eye) and pneumonia.

Symptoms can be very mild or non-specific, and may be mistaken for another type of infection so it is important to see a health care provider for a diagnosis to stop further complication and prevent the spread of the disease.