What Are the Symptoms of Chlamydia?
Often chlamydia will present no symptoms. When symptoms are present, common ones include:
- A clear or whitish yellow discharge from the tip of the penis
- A frequent urge to urinate or a burning sensation while urinating
- Redness at the tip of the penis
- Painful or tender testicles
- Mild discomfort that you may mistake for menstrual cramps
- Vaginal discharge that may have a bad smell
- Bleeding between periods
- Painful periods
- Pain when having sex
- Itching or burning in or around the vagina
- Pain when urinating
Call Your Doctor About Chlamydia If:
You are a woman and you experience high fever and other flu-like symptoms, such as chills, backache, weight loss, and diarrhea, along with severe pelvic pain, bleeding after intercourse, severe nausea, or recurring back pain; you may have developed pelvic inflammatory disease, a serious complication of chlamydia that can result in sterility.
You develop any of the symptoms listed above; chlamydia requires urgent medical treatment to avoid serious complications that can lead to sterility, especially in women.