Chlamydia

Chlamydia

Chlamydia is a common sexually transmitted infection. It can be passed on through oral, vaginal or anal sex.  In women, it may present with abnormal vaginal discharge or unscheduled bleeding. Unfortunately, it can also be a silent infection,  causing damage even when there are no symptoms and leading to more serious pelvic infection, with scarring of the fallopian tubes. This scarring can affect a woman’s fertility in the longer term. The risk of ectopic pregnancy ( a pregnancy that implants outside the uterus which can be a life-threatening condition) may also be increased.  In men, Chlamydia can be silent, or cause irritation of the urethra. Diagnosis is usually made by performing a swab or a urine test, the results of which are usually back within a few days.  Treatment involves a short course of antibiotics. All sexually active people are advised to have regular sexual health checks. For more detailed information, read the useful articles below.

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Chlamydia- PID and other complications

Chlamydia is a common STI (sexually transmitted infection). In most cases it is a silent condition, with no symptoms- this means it’s important for people who are sexually active to have regular testing. In women, it may present with vaginal discharge or irregular vaginal bleeding. In men, it may present with discharge from the [...]

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Chlamydia- a common STI that can be a serious problem

Chlamydia is a common sexually transmitted infection or STI  that can infect men and women. While it often goes undetected, it can cause a lot of damage to a woman's reproductive system, putting her future ability to become pregnant at risk.  Ectopic pregnancy (which can be life-threatening) and severe pelvic infections are other serious [...]

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