Chlamydia is a difficult to detect sexually transmitted disease. Its effects are far reaching and can even effect fertility if it is left untreated. Since it’s difficult to detect and easy to spread, it can quickly get out of hand unless you pay attention to the chlamydia symptoms and visit your doctor immediately if you suspect you may be infected.
Chlamydia symptoms usually begin 1 to 3 weeks after being infected with chlamydia since it has a 1 to 3 week incubation period. You may be infectious for part of this incubation period as well. Since the symptoms are usually mild and tend to go away, you may not even suspect you have an infection. This means you can pass it on even if you haven’t exhibited any symptoms.
Some of the most noticeable chlamydia symptoms are painful urination and lower abdominal pain. These symptoms affect men and women equally. The painful urination can resemble a burning sensation. This is common symptom for many ailments so if you have painful urination, you should seek medical advice.
Women may experience chlamydia symptoms that are specific to women. Women may experience a vaginal discharge. This discharge will be out of the ordinary and may give you an indication that you are infected. Women may also experience pain during sexual intercourse.
Men may also experience chlamydia symptoms that are specific to men. Men may develop a penis discharge. Since penis discharges are abnormal, if you have a discharge from your penis, you need to seek medical advice. Men may also experience testicular pain.
If you think you might be infected with chlamydia or if you are experiencing chlamydia symptoms then you should seek medical advise as soon as possible.