A commonly occurring sexually transmitted infection (STI) that affects both men and women, Chlamydia is caused by the Chlamydia Trachomatis bacterium, which is naturally found subsisting only in human cells. While it can be contracted by people of all ages, it is most widely observed in young women. Chlamydia can often be asymptomatic though once detected it can be easily treated using antibiotics. However, if it is not remedied in time, it may hamper reproductive as well as general well-being with both short and long-term consequences. Therefore, one should watch out for the following signs that are commonly associated with Chlamydia.
1. Vaginal Discharge
Though in over 60% of Chlamydia cases where women are infected, no symptoms are present, there are some subtle signs which may also go ignored. An unusual vaginal discharge is sometimes present which may have a yellowish hue and very strong odour. Even as there is no uniform quality perceived across women in terms of its nature, it is noticeable in that it is different from the ordinary vaginal discharge that is present in different stages of the menstrual cycle.