The symptoms of chlamydia in men can be difficult to spot. Symptoms may be infrequent and random, which sometimes leads patients to believe that they are not caused by an infection.
Chlamydia symptoms in men include:
- White, cloudy or watery discharge from the tip of the penis;
- Pain, discomfort or a ‘burning sensation’ when urinating;
- Inflammation, tenderness and pain in and around the testicles.
These are likely to appear within 1 to 3 weeks of initial exposure. The male symptoms of chlamydia aren’t limited to the genitals as chlamydia can also occur in the throat, eyes and rectum (depending on how it is transmitted).
The following chlamydia symptoms can also occur:
- Rectal pain, discharge and bleeding
- Conjunctivitis (eyes)
- Throat infection