Men and women get different sets of symptoms from Chlamydia. Dubbed as the “silent disease,” Chlamydia is able to sneak into the human body and spread without any detection because it can do all those damages without showing any symptoms. As a result, more than half of the males and females who are infected with the bacteria are left clueless, undiagnosed, and untreated. They only realize that they have Chlamydia when the disease progresses to more severe complications.
Symptoms of Chlamydia in Men
Statistics say more than forty million males in the world are infected with Chlamydia. Here are the symptoms that they should watch out for:
- A male patient will experience a burning pain sensation during urination. He will have strange discharges coming out from his penis. Look out for stains in the underwear for this. Also, swelling of the testicles is a sign of Chlamydia in its early stage.
- Those who engaged in anal sex with another infected individual will suffer from swelling in the rectal area. The patient will feel pain and some burning sensation and will experience bleeding and discharge.
- Those who engaged in oral sex can get a sore throat.
Symptoms of Chlamydia in Women
Symptoms also appear about one to three weeks after a woman catches the infection. She may feel some pain when urinating or having sex, or worse, even bleed. She may also discharge fluid that is strange looking. Upon having these symptoms, a female should immediately seek help because the infection can progress into much more serious complications. The Pelvic Inflammatory Disease or PID is what she may acquire if Chlamydia is left untreated, and this may lead to ectopic pregnancy, miscarriage, and infertility.
It is best to consult a doctor to know more about Chlamydia or any STD. Get a Chlamydia test to confirm whether you have the infection or not at the earliest opportunity.
Use a rapid Chlamydia home test kit by STD Rapid Test Kits for efficient, accurate, and fast Chlamydia testing.