One of the most commonly transmitted sexual diseases is Chlamydia. This infection is due to a bacterium known as the Chlamydia trachomatis. The biggest problem with chlamydia is that this condition often goes unnoticed. In fact, it won’t show any symptoms for many years since the patient first got infected. Almost 30% of women who have chlamydia will only notice the symptoms after about 3 weeks of the initial infection.
Here are 10 most common signs and symptoms of chlamydia in women.
1. Unusual Vaginal Discharge
Unusual vaginal discharge is one of chlamydia symptoms in women. Although the vagina will continuously clean itself, it is a different story when a patient has chlamydia. Unlike the usual odorless discharge that all women will have, those who have chlamydia will occasionally notice a foul-smelling and sticky substance coming out of them.
The strange vaginal discharge is a sign that the vagina is releasing any unnecessary excrement during its cleaning maintenance. This foul-smelling discharge also suggests the presence of foreign bacteria, which is a clear indication of chlamydia. It is also through this discharge that the infection gets passed on, especially through oral sex.