There are very few visual symptoms of chlamydia. The only way to know for sure that you have it, is to undergo testing at a sexual health or GUM (genitourinary) clinic. 

The most obvious signs are unusual discharge from the vagina or tip of the penis, and in women bleeding between periods or after sex. If you have any of these symptoms, or you think you may have chlamydia, contact your GP for advice on what to do next. 

Your doctor won’t be able to diagnose chlamydia on sight, but they can perform an examination with your consent or arrange for further tests at a clinic.

Although all of our content is written and reviewed by healthcare professionals, it should not be substituted for or used as medical advice. If you have any questions about your health, please speak to your doctor.

Authored Dec 21, 2017 by Joseph Issac, MPharm
Reviewed Dec 06, 2021 by Prabjeet Saundh, MPharm