Important facts to know about chlamydia

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Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted infection that has become one of the most common ones that is detected. It can be picked up with a simple at home test from a Chlamydia Testing kits Greenwich company as well as from an in person test from GUM and family planning clinics.

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It is important that a person is checked quickly if they think that they may have been at risk of any sexuial transmitted infection, especially as chlamydia can cause problems for women who wish to become pregnant in the future.

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Chlamydia can be transferred from person to person during unprotected vagina, anal and oral sex and it is one of the many reasons that individuals should alays practice safe sex and use a condom. Not only does this protect from unwanted pregnancies but from a large number of infections some of which are incurable. Chlamydia can be treated with antibiotics and there are a number of symptoms that you can look out for which include:

  • Vagina or Peniall discharge that is abnormal
  • Burning feeling when you urinate
  • Swelling and/or pain in the testicles of males
  • Rectal pain, bleeding and discharge

If you experience any of these symptoms you should visit your GP for a check. This is especially important because if the infection spreads to a woman’s uterus it can cause pelvic inflammatory disease which can affect their reproductive system.