In 80% of female patients, there are no symptoms of Chlamydia infection.
In women, the following symptoms are possible
- Vaginal discharge
- Bleeding between the periods
- Bleeding after sex
- Lower abdominal pain
In men, 50% of patients will have no symptoms. In the remainder, the following symptoms are possible
- Penile discharge
- Discomfort when passing urine
Chlamydia infections often show symptoms 14-21 days after exposure but the signs may take a few months to show. In cases where there have been no symptoms, patients may present years later with complications so having regular sexual health checks is very important.