Although rare there are some recognizable symptoms of Chlamydia. Women who experience symptoms often have a vaginal discharge that is not normal as well as a burning sensation when they urinate. Chlamydia initially affects the cervix and the urethra but could spread to the uterus and fallopian tubes. When this occurs, symptoms are still not frequent but when they do occur, they often include lower abdominal pain, lower back pain, nausea, fever, pain during sex and bleeding between menstrual periods.
Men who are infected with Chlamydia are somewhat more prone to developing symptoms but still half of men infected do not show any symptoms. A discharge from the penis is one symptom that men with Chlamydia experience. Additionally they may have a burning sensation when they urinate, burning or itching around the head of the penis and swelling in the testicles.