Undiagnosed and untreated Chlamydia infection in males can trigger an inflammation of the urethra, a condition known as urethritis. This can lead to prostate infection, bladder infection, epididymitis, and infection of the testicles.

On the other hand, in females, it could lead to soreness of the cervix. The infection might also spread the fallopian tubes and uterus and cause pelvic inflammatory disease. It can also lead to infertility and ectopic pregnancy. If pregnant and with Chlamydia, the baby in the womb could develop Chlamydia conjunctivitis and pneumonia. For these reasons, Chlamydia testing is very important.

Common Symptoms Of Chlamydia In Males

  • Tenderness or pain in the testicles
  • Penile or rectal discharge
  • Painful urination
  • Rectal pain

Common Symptoms Of Chlamydia In Females

  • Pain during sexual intercourse
  • Vaginal or rectal discharge
  • Vaginal or rectal pain
  • Painful urination

Chlamydia Tests

Testing for Chlamydia involves a study of a person's bodily fluids. A urine test is a popular method of Chlamydia testing. According to the Centers for Disease Control, Chlamydia testing for all sexually active females who are 25 years old or younger is very important. Also, testing for Chlamydia once a year is also encouraged for those that are older than 25. In case you are expecting a baby, Chlamydia testing should be done as soon as possible.