Symptoms of chlamydia in men
Men with chlamydia will show symptoms about half the time or 50% of the time. One symptom of infection is called dysuria and is painful or difficult urination. Discharge from the urethra (the penis exit) will be whitish to clear if present. In contrast, if infected with gonorrhea the discharge will be like pus or purulent. Is is possible to awake in the morning to stained underwear and a slight and possible crust around the very tip of the penis known as the meatus. This discharge results from minimal quantities leaking out during the night. There can be reddening around the penis and testicles may be swollen. Other symptoms experienced in men are itching of the urethra (inner penis), epipdidymitis, proctitis and reactive arthritis (Reiter’s syndrome).
Symptoms of chlamydia in women
The majority of women will be asymptomatic. Untreated chlamydia in women can cause damage to the reproductive organs. If symptoms do occur in women they are mild and nonspecific. Vaginal discharge(mild, milky or yellow mucus like), lower abdominal pain, lower back pain, nausea, fever, pain during intercourse and bleeding between menstrual periods are indications of chlamydia.