Chlamydia | Symptoms
Chlamydia is known as a "silent" disease because the majority of infected people have no symptoms. If symptoms do occur, they usually appear within 1 to 3 weeks after exposure.
Men after unprotected vaginal sex tends to have symptoms appear within the first week after contact. For men who had unprotect oral sex, tends to have symptoms in the second week after expose. Symptoms tends to be less obvious and often unrecognized after oral contacts.
Chlamydia Symptoms - Men
Chlamydia symptoms might have a clear discharge from their urethral opening or a burning sensation either at the tip of penis or inside the urethra when urinating. Men might also have burning and itching around the opening of the penis. Pain and swelling in the testicles are uncommon but may occur a few weeks after the sexual contact as the bacteria travelled up all the way from urethra to the testes.
Chlamydia Symptoms - Women
In women, the bacteria initially infect the cervix and the urethra (urine canal). Women who have symptoms might have an abnormal vaginal discharge or a burning sensation when urinating. If the infection spreads from the cervix to uterus then to the Fallopian tubes (tubes that carry fertilized eggs from the ovaries to the uterus), some women still have no signs or symptoms; others may have dull lower abdominal pain, low back pain, nausea, fever, pain during intercourse, or bleeding between menstrual periods.
Chlamydia Symptoms - Rectal
Men or women who have receptive anal intercourse may acquire chlamydia in the rectum, which may cause rectal pain, discharge, or bleeding. However these symptoms are often subtle and often mistaken as other conditions such as haemorrhoid. Chlamydia can also be found in the throats of women and men having oral sex with an infected partner, although sore throat is uncommon.