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Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted infection caused by the bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis. Most people who are infected have no symptoms.

The most common symptoms

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  • Burning Sensation when you pee
    Burning Sensation when you pee

    Burning Sensation when you pee

  • Lower Abdominal Pain
    Lower Abdominal Pain

    Lower Abdominal Pain

  • A change in the colour or the amount of vaginal discharge
    A change in the colour or the amount of vaginal discharge

    A change in the colour or the amount of vaginal discharge

Symptoms

Men - 50% of men will not have any obvious symptoms. The most common symptoms in men are - a discharge from the tip of the penis, a burning pain when passing urine.

Women - 70–80% of women will not have any obvious symptoms. Women could notice – bleeding between periods or after sex, pain in the lower abdomen, particularly during sex, burning pain when passing urine, a change in the colour or amount of vaginal discharge.

What does a check-up/test involve?

Chlamydia tests

If your lucky all you need is a quick wee sample, if not be prepared to drop your pants so a swab can be taken by inserting it into your penis, vagina, anus or throat. The decision on which test is suitable for yourself will depend on the symptoms you are showing.

Treatment

Chlamydia is treated with antibiotics, most often a one-off dose which you will be given in the clinic. Don’t forget to tell the other half

If left untreated?

Women

  • Difficulty having kids in the future,
  • Pains in lower stomach,
  • Discomfort or pain during sex,
  • Pain when urinating,
  • Bleeding between periods and after sex,
  • Ectopic Pregnancy can also occur, this is getting pregnant in the fallopian tube where it is unlikely that the child will survive.

Men -

  • It can cause painful, swollen testicles.