Chlamydia affects both men and women of all ages. It is most often present in younger women. This sexually transmitted infection is usually difficult to detect, as it often has no symptoms. When symptoms do appear, they often seem to be minor and don’t always immediately point to chlamydia. Treatment is easy once diagnosed, as a course of antibiotics usually clears it up quickly. If left untreated, it may cause long-term damage to sexual organs, as well as hurt general well-being. Knowing the symptoms to watch for can aid in early detection, which is the best defense.

1. Vaginal Discharge

When this infection presents with symptoms, many are subtle and tend to go unnoticed. A yellow in color vaginal discharge with a strong odor may be present. Chlamydia-related discharge may appear different from one woman to another. However, those who have it always report that it is different from their normal discharge.