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What is Chlamydia?
Chlamydia is a very common sexually transmitted infection (STI)
and is caused by a bacterium called Chlamydia trachomatis.
The bacteria can be found in the semen of men and vaginal
fluids of women who have the infection. Chlamydia can be
passed from one person to another during unprotected vaginal, oral
or anal sex, or it can be passed by sharing sex toys.
It can also be passed from mother to baby during birth.
Chlamydia is often referred to as the 'silent infection' as most
people who have it don't show any symptoms. If left untreated in
women, it can spread to the womb and cause pelvic inflammatory
disease (PID), which is a major cause of infertility.
75% of women and 50% of men show no symptoms of chlamydia. If
there are any symptoms, these may include:
Chlamydia symptoms in women:
- pain when passing urine
- pain in the lower abdomen (pelvic area)
- unusual vaginal discharge
- pain during or after sex
- bleeding during or after sex
- bleeding between periods
- heavier periods than normal
Chlamydia symptoms in men:
- pain when passing urine (peeing)
- white/cloudy discharge from the tip of the penis
- swelling and pain in the testicles
- burning and itching in the genital area
For both men and women, symptoms can also include:
- on rare occasions, pain, bleeding or discharge from the
- irritation, pain, swelling and discharge from the eyes which is
the same as conjunctivitis
- an infection in the throat
Chlamydia can be treated with antibiotics, should you receive a
positive test result quick and easy treatment is around the
We can provide the treatment via our online
pharmacy partner. The service is prescription based and it only
a takes a few clicks and entry of some simple details before
regulated prescribers can verify the information provided and issue
a private prescription. This prescription is then sent across to
the pharmacy, where staff will dispense the medication and ensure
that it is delivered to you as instructed. All packaging is
discreet and everything is securely handled.