The infection is generally, asymptomatic and thus, goes unnoticed easily.
However, the following symptoms may appear after 1-3 weeks
of exposure to the bacteria.
- Abnormal, foul-smelling, yellowish or greenish discharge from the vagina or penis
- Burning or pain on urination
- Painful sex
- Abdominal pain with fever
- Inter-menstrual bleeding
- Swollen vagina, anus or testes
- Bleeding during or after intercourse
- Itching or bleeding from anus
- Oral sex may transmit the bacteria to the throat leading to cough, soreness throat, fever.
- Eye infections may present as conjunctivitis or trachoma and can even lead to blindness.
Confirmation of the disease is done by taking a swab test from the vagina,
throat, anus, penis or urethra. An additional urine test may also be performed.