Chlamydia is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the UK. It often causes no symptoms and can be passed between partners without realising. Symptoms in women may include vaginal discharge, pain passing urine, abdominal pain or abnormal vaginal bleeding (after sexual intercourse or between periods). Symptoms in men may include pain passing urine, discharge from the penis or pain at the tip of the penis.
To test for the infection you will be asked to provide a urine sample or have a swab taken (from the tip of the penis or vagina).
It is important that chlamydia is treated promptly to prevent long term complications. A short course of antibiotics usually clears the infection.
At 3fivetwo we provide antibiotics to treat Chlamdyia. Call us today on 0845 60 06 352 to book an appointment.
WHAT IS A STI?
A sexually transmitted infection is an infection that can be passed from one person to another through sexual intercourse (vaginal, anal or oral).
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF A STI?
- Genital lumps
- Genital sores or ulcers
- Itching in the pubic/genital area
- None of the above – many STI’S have no symptoms but can still be contagious and affect general health and fertility
- Penile or Vaginal discharge
WHEN SHOULD I HAVE AN STI SCREEN?
- If you have any of the symptoms listed above
- Before each new sexual relationship, if you have been previously sexually active
- You may need regular screening if you are high risk
WHAT DOES A SEXUAL HEALTH SCREEN INVOLVE?
- A consultation with our Private GP – consultations are 100% confidential
- Bloods – for HIV, syphilis, Hepatitis B and C if deemed appropriate by doctor
- Depending on your symptoms you may have swabs taken.
- Urine testing for chlamydia and gonorrhoea - these are the most common STIs
We can tailor individual packages or provide single tests if required. We also offer a range of common STI profiles.
If you are worried about a particular exposure and you have no symptoms, it is advisable to wait 2 weeks before you are screened.