Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted disease. It is caused by the tiny bacterium known as chlamydia trachomatis. This sexually transmitted disease is one of the most common as many people do not realize that they have it and spread it unknowingly to their sexual partners. It is for this reason that chlamydia is often referred to as the silent disease. If symptoms occur they typically do not appear for one to three weeks after being infected.
The symptoms of chlamydia in both women and men can disappear in just a few days. This is one of the reasons that it is important to know the warning signs to look for and to make sure that you are going in for regular checkups. When chlamydia is left untreated it can cause many health complications. Here are 11 of the main chlamydia symptoms found in both women and men.
1. No Symptoms at All
As mentioned, chlamydia is often referred to as the silent disease. This is because the majority of people who become infected with this sexually transmitted infection do not experience any type of symptom from it. This does not mean that it should be left untreated or that it is not possibly causing damage to the body.
If you are having unprotected sex regularly with multiple partners it is important to make sure that you are getting tested for sexually transmitted diseases such as chlamydia, syphilis, herpes, HIV, and others on a regular basis. If you are not being tested and you do not have any symptoms of chlamydia, even though you have been infected, you are passing this infection on to all of your partners. Regular checkups with your primary care physician can help to slow down the spread of this disease.