Signs and Symptoms of Chlamydia infection

Most women who have been infected with Chlamydia don’t have any symptoms and often are not aware that they have the disease. Up to 75% of women infected with Chlamydia don’t have any symptoms. Even though no symptoms are present complications of the disease may still develop. Men are more likely to have symptoms from Chlamydia infection if they contract it.

The most common symptoms and signs of Chlamydia infection are the following:

clamimidia signs and symptoms

Common symptoms: Dysuria, urethral discharge, pain, dyspareunia

  • Dysuria
    Dysuria is when there is a burning sensation or pain felt when urinating. This symptom can occur in men and women.
  • Urethral discharge
    A discharge from Chlamydia infection may develop in men and women. The discharge may be watery or white in colour. Men usually report a white urethral discharge when they are infected with Chlamydia.
  • Pain
    Pain may be felt in the genital regions, lower abdomen and or lower back in people who are infected with Chlamydia.
  • Dyspareunia
    Pain may be felt during sexual intercourse in patients who have Chlamydia infection. It is possible for men to experience pain during ejaculation when they have Chlamydia infection.
  • Cervicitis
    When women do have symptoms of Chlamydia infection they usually get cervicitis which is infection and inflammation of the cervix. This can be asymptomatic or result in a thick white vaginal discharge. The cervix may also appear red and inflamed when examined by a professional.
  • Unusual vaginal bleeding
    In women, Chlamydia infection may be a cause of unusual vaginal bleeding. Menstrual periods may be heavier or longer than usual or spotting may occur between periods.