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Symptoms of Chlamydia and Diagnosis

Chlamydia: An Overview

Chlamydia, an STI, is caused by a bacteria that can infect different parts of the body in both males and females, such as the penis, vagina, anus, and throat.

Ways to prevent Chlamydia infection

Chlamydia is passed through sexual contact without protection, from an infected person to an uninfected person. It cannot be spread through kissing or sharing items like toilet seats or towels.

What are the signs of Chlamydia in males and females?

Roughly 80% of females and 50% of males will not experience any symptoms or initial indications of a Chlamydia infection. This creates a challenge in determining whether or not an individual is infected. Nonetheless, certain individuals may exhibit symptoms such as:

Experiencing a burning or uncomfortable feeling while urinating is a common symptom for both men and women.

Women may also notice a discharge or “mucus” coming from the vagina, as well as back pain, pain during intercourse, and bleeding between periods.

In men, symptoms may include a discharge or “mucus” from the penis, swollen or inflamed testicles, and discomfort around the tip of the penis.

Did You Know?

In the UK, Chlamydia is the most prevalent sexually transmitted disease. However, a significant majority of women (80%) and more than half of men (50%) do not experience any symptoms, making testing the only way to confirm its presence.

What are the methods for testing/checking Chlamydia?

Regular testing is crucial to prevent the harmful effects of Chlamydia.

Conducting a test with Test4STI is a simple, speedy, and painless process. The standard method for testing Chlamydia involves a urine sample, but we also offer the option to use a swab from your throat, anus, or vagina. Additionally, our testing includes screening for Gonorrhoea simultaneously.

You can access the outcome of our regular examination within two days of us receiving the sample, or on the same day if you opt for the FAST test. Furthermore, some healthcare facilities offer the option to perform an instant Chlamydia test and provide results within approximately 20 minutes.

To obtain a home sample collection kit, you may also visit our page on Home STI Tests.

What are the potential consequences of not treating Chlamydia?

Chlamydia is a significant contributor to infertility, and it can be prevented.

Failure to receive treatment for Chlamydia can result in permanent harm to the reproductive organs, causing infertility in females and decreased fertility in males. In females, it can cause infection in the cervix, which is the opening to the womb from the vagina, as well as the urinary tract. In males, it can lead to inflammation or swelling of the testicles by infecting the urinary tract.

Chlamydia in pregnant women can result in a higher chance of miscarriage, premature birth, and a potentially life-threatening ectopic pregnancy. If the newborn is exposed to the infection during childbirth, they may develop an eye infection or pneumonia. Thus, it is crucial to undergo testing.

What happens if I receive a positive result for Chlamydia test?

Chlamydia can be effectively treated through a brief regimen of antibiotics. Typically, the antibiotic treatment lasts for seven days in order to fully cure the infection. It is important to note that even if symptoms have vanished, the infection can still be transmitted through unprotected sexual activity during this period.

If you happen to test positive for Chlamydia, Test4STI will offer you a prescription for treating the infection. You have the option of receiving treatment from your Test4STI doctor or taking your results to your personal GP or nearby GUM clinic. Your medical professional will be able to recommend the most suitable antibiotic for your treatment.

If you have received a positive result for Chlamydia from a home sample collection test, we can schedule a consultation with a doctor for you. The doctor will be provided with your results, and they will discuss your diagnosis with you and prescribe the necessary antibiotic. To schedule a private GP appointment, please contact us using the phone number listed at the top of this page.

It is recommended to undergo a follow-up Chlamydia test after completing your treatment to ensure that the infection has been fully eradicated. Additionally, it is important to inform your past partners about your test results, as they may also need to be tested.

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Being the top service provider for private sexual health testing, Test4STI ensures prompt clinic appointments or home testing kits with fast and precise results for your peace of mind. If you have any worries regarding your sexual health, please contact our amiable booking team at the given number or click on Book Now.

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