An Overview of Chlamydia Symptoms

There are many STDs out there – and if you do not practice safe sex, you run the risk of exposure. Chlamydia, although a common and easily treated STD, can have serious effects on your health if left untreated. While testing is the only definitive way to know with certainty whether you have an STD, it is important to educate yourself on the facts. Chlamydia is a bacterial infection and it is the most common STD in the world. The chlamydia symptoms can include, but are not limited to:

Painful urination
Discharge from vagina or penis
Itching
Burning while urinating
Pain in lower back
Pain in lower abdomen
Fever and nausea
Painful intercourse
Rectal pain, bleeding and/or discharge

It is important to note that approximately 50% of males and 75% of females will show no chlamydia symptoms at all. This is why it is essential that you get tested for various STDs on a regular basis, especially if you put yourself at a higher risk by having unprotected sex with more than one partner. You can seek testing from your primary physician, your local health department, or if you would rather maintain a high level of anonymity, you can contact AMH for information on private testing.