What is it?
Chlamydia is the most common STI in the UK. One in 19 people aged under 25 have Chlamydia.
What are the symptoms?
For 70% of women and 50% of men who have chlamydia no symptoms will appear, meaning you could have Chlamydia and not know about it.
For those who do have symptoms, they include:
- Discomfort or pain during sex
- Pain or burning when having a pee
- Unusual discharge from the vagina or penis
- Irregular bleeding between periods or after sex
- Lower abdominal pain
- Pain or swelling of the testicles
- Irritation at the top of the penis
How do I get tested?
The test for Chlamydia is free, quick and easy to do. Getting tested is painless and completely confidential. You can request a self-testing kit to take at home or you can visit one of our centres across Walsall.
Is there any treatment?
Once diagnosed, Chlamydia is easily treated with free antibiotics. If left untreated, Chlamydia can cause serious health problems in men and women including pelvic inflammatory disease, ectopic pregnancy and infertility (not being able to have children). You can get free treatment for Chlamydia at any one of our centres across Walsall.
How can I prevent it?
You can protect yourself from Chlamydia by using a condom every time you have vaginal, anal or oral sex.
For more information on Chlamydia contact Walsall Chlamydia Screening on 01922 270554 or visit the NHS Choices website.