Here you can read about Chlamydia symptoms in men and women. Chlamydia is a very common disease. It falls into the group of sexually transmitted diseases, meaning you can get it through a sexual intercourse. The reason why it is so widespread can be found in the fact that it shows no symptoms and a person is often completely unaware that he/she even has Chlamydia.
However, there are symptoms of Chlamydia that can occur. It is important to know them. Nevertheless, you should check your health regularly, even if you feel OK. Keep in mind that symptoms do not necessarily occur in people infected with this disease; one can be infected for years without even knowing about it!
What Are Chlamydia Symptoms in Men?
Chlamydia symptoms in men are particularly hard to notice. However, there can be some discharge from the penis tip (discharge can be cloudy or clear). One can feel pain while urinating, or can have a burning feeling around the penis opening. Testicles can also get swollen and painful.
What Are Chlamydia Symptoms in Women?
In women, Chlamydia is manifested through increased vaginal discharge with a strong and often unpleasant smell. Every bleeding other than menstrual can be a symptom of Chlamydia. Pain in the abdomen or pain during the sexual intercourse can also be indicators that something is wrong. Burning and itching inside the vagina or painful urination are also Chlamydia Symptoms.
How Is Chlamydia Diagnosed?
Chlamydia is diagnosed using various tests. Your doctor will tell you what to do to see whether you have Chlamydia or not. Even if you have any of these symptoms, it still doesn’t mean you have Chlamydia. Therefore, you should not jump to conclusions. Go to your doctor to determine what is wrong.
Chlamydia is treated with antibiotics. If you have a partner, he/she must get a proper treatment as well. If you treat it properly, Chlamydia will go away after ten to fifteen days. It is very important to follow your doctor’s instructions and finish your treatment. If you do not treat Chlamydia, it can cause further complications. You can be at risk to develop pelvic inflammations and it can further damage your fallopian tubes, which can finally result in infertility. In pregnant women, Chlamydia can cause serious problems to the baby, including blindness.