Chlamydia is the most common bacterial sexually transmitted infection (STI) found in both men and women. Even though it’s the STI many people will have had, most people won’t know they have it. The only way to find out is to get tested.

  • The good news: testing is easy and treatment is simple.
  • The bad news: ignoring a chlamydia infection may lead to problems.

So, if you think you might have been exposed, have a test and get treated early.

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What is chlamydia?

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Chlamydia symptoms & the potential complications of undetected or untreated infection

Because it is often a silent infection, the only way to be sure you don’t have chlamydia is to get a test. However, not all infections are silent, and even silent infections can lead to complications. Below are some of the more common symptoms and complications people may experience.

In men, chlamydia can cause:

  • stinging or burning when passing urine
  • discharge from the penis
  • redness around the eye of the penis
  • sore testicles

In women, chlamydia can cause:

  • vaginal discharge that is not usual for you
  • pain when passing urine
  • bleeding or spotting between periods
  • pain or bleeding with sex
  • pelvic pain

Rectal infections are even less likely to cause symptoms, but can result in:

  • Discharge from the anus
  • Rectal pain
  • Bleeding

It’s unusual to have any symptoms with chlamydial throat infections. Eye infections usually lead to irritation, redness and discharge.

Whether or not you have symptoms, it’s important to get tested and treated. If untreated, infections can lead to more serious complications.

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Who should get tested for chlamydia?

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What does a test involve?

We offer easy and quick STI testing for chlamydia. However, the STI tests our specialists will organise depend on the types of sex you have. We will test for chlamydia from all the body sites where you have sex, this may include penile/urethral, vaginal, oral and anal samples. You may be asked to collect a urine sample, take a swab from the vagina, throat or anus. If you have no symptoms, these swabs can often be done by yourself in a toilet. For patients with symptoms, we will examine you to exclude complicated infections. Unfortunately, chlamydia cannot be detected on routine blood testing.

After a potential sexual risk exposure, how soon should I have a test?

We recommend that people should be tested whenever they feel they might have chlamydia. It is best not to put off having the test. If chlamydia is present, it can sometimes be detected soon after exposure. However, we will discuss whether it could be important to retest for chlamydia in 2 weeks, as it can take that long for the infection to be detected in your body.

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Most importantly, we know how to take care of people who have STIs or who just want to look after their sexual health.

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