Chlamydia often does not cause any symptoms. If symptoms occur, infections of the urethra or the genitals lead to discharge from the urethra or vagina and / or itching, burning and painful urination after one to three weeks.
Untreated chlamydial infection can:
•Migrate to the uterus, fallopian tubes and abdominal cavity and cause inflammation there. Signs of this are fever, heavy menstrual bleeding or intermenstrual bleeding. In some cases, untreated chlamydial infection leads to infertility or ectopic pregnancies.
•Cause fever and pain in the testicles or abdomen which may be signs of the bacteria increasing. This can lead to inflammation of the vas deferens, prostate and epididymis with the possible consequence of infertility.
Chlamydia infections of the rectum are also symptom-free or with few symptoms in most cases. The infections can also lead to muco-purulent discharge, pain, itching, diarrhoea-like symptoms or an inflammatory rash.
Chlamydia may infect the eyes if they come in contact with the eyes and cause, "conjunctivitis".