Chlamydia

Chlamydia is the most common Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) in the UK and is easily passed on during sex. It is most common in 15-24 year olds. Most people don't experience any symptoms, so they are unaware they're infected.
 
In women, chlamydia can cause:

  • Pain or a burning sensation when urinating
  • An unusual vaginal discharge
  • Pain in the lower abdomen during or after sex
  • Bleeding in between period or after sex
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In men, chlamydia can cause:

  • Pain or a burning sensation when urinating
  • A white, cloudy or watery discharge from the tip of the penis
  • Pain or tenderness in the testicles

Diagnosing chlamydia is done with a urine test or by taking a swab of the affected area. The infection is easily treated with antibiotics, but can lead to serious long-term health problems if left untreated, including infertility. To order a testing kit please go to our Get a Chlamydia test kit page.