Chlamydia

Chlamydia is a rising star, especially under young women. It is the secret killer of your future children.

The most common symptom?

A text message from your ex.


Symptoms

50% of men and 70% of women who have Chlamydia don't show symptoms. Many people could have Chlamydia unknowingly and infect their partners. The most common symptom you experience? A text message from your ex, who says they got it from you or gave it to you.

If you have symptoms, they usually show 1-3 weeks after you contracted Chlamydia. Typical symptoms include:

Women
  • Pain while urinating
  • Unusual vagina discharge
  • Pain in the tummy or pelvis
  • Pain during sex
  • Bleeding after sex
  • Bleeding between periods
  • Men
  • Pain while urinating
  • White, cloudy or watery discharge from the tip of the penis
  • Burning or itching in the urethra (the tube that carries urine out of the body)
  • Pain in the testicles
  • In case you experience symptoms, we do recommend to see a doctor.

    Source: NHS

    Long term impact

    Untreated Chlamydia can

    As a man, you may not suffer any long term effect, but you remain contagious to your sex partners.

    Oral and anal sex

    Can you get Chlamydia from oral or anal sex? Yes. Chlamydia can be transferred with oral or anal contact. So unless missionary is your one and only position, you may have run more risks than you were aware of.

    Throat and anus can't just transfer Chlamydia: they are also perfect breeding grounds for Chlamydia themselves. Chlamydia can stick to those warm and moist places: your mouth and throat, your anus and even your eyes. That's why we offer not just vaginal & urine tests, but also Oral and Anal.

    Who gets it?

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    Source of the data: FOPH / BAG

    Treatment

     

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    Sources

    • Mayo Clinic
    • NHS