Symptoms of Chlamydia Trachomatis
- The bacteria live in vaginal fluid and in semen.
- Symptoms usually appear within 1 to 3 weeks after being infected.
- The symptoms vary from an abnormal discharge (mucus or pus) from the vagina or penis or experience of pain while urinating.
- These early symptoms may be very mild.
- In woman it can cause infertility
- The most common site of infection in women is the cervix (the mouth of the uterus).
- The infection in women mostly goes unnoticed, with upto 80% of infection being asymptomatic, the symptoms when present include:
- Vaginal Discharge
- Post-coital Bleed
- Intermenstrual bleeding
- Lower abdominal pain
- The infection may spread to involve the fallopian tubes ovaries and other adjoining structures if it is not treated, it may then cause pelvic inflammatory disease (PID).
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