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How Do I Know if I Have Chlamydia?

Most people who have chlamydia have no symptoms. If you do have symptoms they may not appear until several weeks after being infected. If you are sexually active, have been exposed to an STI, and/or have any abnormal symptoms, a laboratory test for chlamydia should be performed.

Symptoms in Women Can Include:

  • Abnormal vaginal discharge
  • A burning sensation with urination

Symptoms in Men Can Include:

  • Discharge from penis
  • A burning sensation with urination
  • Pain and swelling in testicles

How Do I Know if I Have Gonorrhea?

Most women infected with gonorrhea have no symptoms or they mistake their symptoms for another infection such a bladder or vaginal infections. If you are sexually active, have been exposed to an STI, and/or have any abnormal symptoms, a laboratory test for gonorrhea should be performed.

Symptoms in Women Can Include:

  • Painful or burning sensation when urinating
  • Increased vaginal discharge
  • Vaginal bleeding between periods

Symptoms in Men Can Include:

  • Burning sensation when urinating
  • White, yellow, or green discharge from the penis
  • Pain and swelling in testicles
**If you are sexually active, getting tested for STIs is one of the most important things you should do for your health. Undiagnosed and untreated chlamydia and gonorrhea infections can lead to long term effects such as infertility, pelvic inflammatory disease and increasing your risk for an ectopic pregnancy.