Chlamydia | Symptoms

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What are the symptoms of chlamydia?

Often, chlamydia causes no symptoms at all, especially in the early stages of infection. Many people are not even aware that they are infected. Symptoms are more likely to occur 1 to 3 weeks after exposure and can include:

  • Painful urination (often a burning sensation)
  • Lower abdominal pain
  • Pain during sexual intercourse
  • Vaginal discharge in women
  • Irregular periods in women
  • Difficulty getting pregnant
  • A discharge from the penis in men
  • Pain in the testicles in men

Written by familydoctor.org editorial staff

Reviewed/Updated: 07/13
Created: 09/00

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