What are the most common symptoms of chlamydia?

 What are the most common symptoms of chlamydia?

Chlamydia is a bacterial infection that is usually asymptomatic, meaning most people infected with chlamydia show no symptoms. If symptoms do occur, they can take a few weeks to show up and affect different parts of the body.
Symptoms affecting the urethra:Pyuria (presence of pus in urine), painful urination, frequent urination
Symptoms affecting the rectum:Discharge, rectal pain, bleeding
Symptoms affecting the cervix:Discharge composed of mucus and pus, cervical bleeding that is easily induced by motion or pressure
Symptoms affecting the mouth & throat:Typically asymptomatic, but symptoms include white spots in the back of the throat, and pain when swallowing.
Symptoms affecting the eyes:Conjunctivitis or “pink eye” – inflammation or infection of the transparent membrane that covers the white part of the eye (Mayo Clinic).
Complications if left untreated:Chlamydia can spread from the cervix to the uterus and fallopian tubes, causing pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). PID can have no symptoms in some cases, but symptoms that do occur include cervical discharge composed of mucus and pus, abdominal/pelvic pain, and tenderness. When left untreated, PID can cause infertility and ectopic pregnancy.
How common are these symptoms? It’s estimated that 77% of cases don’t show any symptoms, and of those cases, 95% were left untreated. Chlamydia is easy to treat when caught early, so get tested early and often! You can find out where to get tested by downloading the SAFE app on Google Play or the AppStore.

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