What you need to know about Chlamydia

This month we focus on Chlamydia for our series what you need to know about…

What is Chlamydia?

Chlamydia is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Anyone who has oral or anal sex, without using a condom, can get it or pass it on. You could have chlamydia even if you have no symptoms, or your symptoms go away.

What are the signs and symptoms?

Most people with chlamydia don’t notice any symptoms and don’t know they have it. If you do develop symptoms, you may experience:

  • pain when peeing
  • unusual discharge from your penis or anus
  • pain and swelling in your testicles (balls)

The only way to know if you have it, is to get tested. If you have unprotected sex with various partners you should get tested at least once every three months.

What should I do?

You should get tested if you have symptoms of chlamydia. Please visit our appointments page if you need to come see us.