Chlamydia Symptoms in Singapore: Chlamydia symptoms appear in men and women, but are usually quite minimal. But men are more likely to be symptomatic than women. In the absence of symptoms, only chlamydia testing can find out if there is an infection.
The signs appear 1-3 weeks after sexual contact with an infected person.
The signs may disappear without treatment. But without treatment, the disease can lead to infertility. An infected woman may infect her newborn during childbirth.
Serotypes D to K cause non-gonococcal urethritis, mucopurulent cervicitis, proctitis, epididymitis, pneumonia and conjunctivitis in the newborn. Lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV) is caused by serotypes L1-L3 (see section on LGV). Many adult genital infections and most rectal and pharyngeal infections caused by chlamydia are asymptomatic.
Several important complications may result from chlamydial infections, including pelvic inflammatory disease, ectopic pregnancy and tubal infertility in women, epididymo-orchitis in males, and conjunctivitis and reactive arthritis in both sexes. Transmission to neonates during delivery may lead to neonatal conjunctivitis and pneumonia.