Chlamydia

Chlamydia is one of the most common conditions in those aged under 25. This sexually transmitted infection can attack both men and women. Chlamydia can be treated when both the sexual partners are prescribed particular antibiotics.


  • Most common in those aged under 25
  • Treatment available with antibiotic medicine


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Chlamydia

4 treatment(s) for Chlamydia

Erythromycin
  • Very effective for STI
  • Mild side effects
  • The course should be completed


Ofloxacin
  • Mild side effects
  • It is an antibiotic
  • Very effective for STI
Azithromycin
  • It is an antibiotic
  • Very effective for STI
  • The course should be completed
Doxycycline
  • Very effective for STI
  • Used to treat various infections
  • Mild side effects
DescriptionCausesTypes of treatmentQuestions and answers

Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted infection. It is caused by a bacteria known as Chlamydia Trachomatis. In females, this condition usually affects the cervix and the womb. Whereas in men, it affects the pipe through which urine passes in the penis (urethra). Chlamydia can also infect the eye and lungs. However, it is a treatable condition.


It is predicted that approximately 10% of all those under the age of 25 will be infected. It is highly recommended that if you are 24 years of age or below and are sexually active, you should test yourself yearly (or more frequently if you feel the need) or every time you have a new sexual partner. You can also contract Chlamydia if you come in contact with the semen or the vaginal fluid of the infected person.


A person will not know if he is infected. This is because no symptoms will be visible. It is estimated that around 75% of all those who have the infection won’t have any symptoms, or the symptoms won’t be noticeable. Of those who do become aware of symptoms, it will usually be weeks or even months affect the infection had been initially passed on.


Some of the most common symptoms of chlamydia seen in men are:


  • Pain and/or burning sensation when attempting to pass urine
  • Unusual discharge from the penis
  • Pain and discomfort at the end of the penis
  • An irritating and painful swelling in the testicles
  • Anal irritation


Some of the most common symptoms of chlamydia seen in women are:


  • Unusual vaginal discharge
  • Low-grade fever
  • Pain and/or burning sensation when attempting to pass urine
  • Frequent urination
  • Experiencing pain in the abdominal and pelvic area during sex
  • Bleeding after sex
  • Swelling of the vagina
  • Bleeding between each period, or a noticeably heavier menstruation when on
  • Anal irritation


To learn more about chlamydia, see the comprehensive patient information leaflet


The vast majority of those that become infected will have done so through having sex with a person who already has chlamydia. This isn’t always the case, although it is very uncommon for it to occur by different means. You can contract this condition through coming into contact with the semen or vaginal fluids of someone who is infected already.


The risk of infection will increase with the number of sexual partners you have and continue to have. Wearing a condom during each experience dramatically decreases your chances of catching the infection. Chlamydia cannot be transferred through kissing, hugging or sharing any kind of cutlery with an infected person.


If you or your partner has tested positive for chlamydia, the alldayDr service can help you obtain the required treatment to tackle your issue. To do so, please first fill out our online consultation and it’ll be review by one of our GMC-registered GPs. If approved, we can send out your medication instantly and deliver to your front door – all done confidentially & speedily.


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Anyone who is infected with chlamydia should seek medical treatment as soon as possible, the quicker you act upon the condition the better the results. Prompt treatment will also minimalise the risk of experiencing any reoccurring complications in the future. In cases where chlamydia has not yet been confirmed (still awaiting test results) but the patient is highly suspected of being infected, treatment may still be started due to it being absolutely imperative you begin taking medication as early as possible.


A brief course of antibiotic treatment will usually clear up the infection, and relatively fast. While taking the medication, you should completely refrain from sex until the course of antibiotics has finished and the infection has cleared. This usually takes no longer than 7 days when taking a single-dose treatment. The most commonly prescribed treatment, of which we also stock, is azithromycin in the form of a single dose 1g capsule. This is an extremely effective form of treatment and requires no need for a retest to confirm chlamydia has gone. However, we do also stock some slightly different types of medication; these are:


  • Azithromycin
  • Doxycycline
  • Erythromycin
  • Ofloxacin


It is of paramount importance that you inform any sexual partner of the previous six months of your current medical condition and urge they get tested for the infection. If, for example, you had a current sexual partner who is infected but not treated then chlamydia can be passed straight back to you again after undergoing treatment.

It is common for people to feel embarrassment regarding their current sexual health and they may be reluctant to previous partners. For anyone this relates to, there are clinics available which can contact these previous partners for you but with total disclosure.


If chlamydia is not treated, it can cause serious reproductive problems, including infertility and ectopic pregnancy. The side effects of the medications will be mild in most cases.

 

Some of the common side effects are:


  • Diarrhoea
  • Stomach pain
  • Gastrointestinal problems
  • Nausea
  • Skin rash



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Is chlamydia a treatable condition?

YES. Chlamydia is a treatable condition. Symptoms are not visible in most cases. Hence, go for a regular health check-up. If not treated, this condition can cause serious and permanent damage to the reproductive systems.

 

How would I know if I have chlamydia?

Some people will see absolutely no symptoms whatsoever, so the only way to receive a definite diagnosis is through taking a test. Chlamydia tests can be bought from select stores or ordered online.

 

If I had symptoms which have now passed, does it mean the infection has passed?

Your body cannot eradicate chlamydia on its own, so it is not safe to assume this. Symptoms can quite often fade despite the infection still remaining present. You could still be affected and at risk of passing it on.

 

Can I repeat the chlamydia test after taking and finishing my treatment?

YES. There is no danger in doing so. However, it takes approximately 6 weeks for the test to begin to show as negative after an infection. If you are to take a re-test too early, a positive result could cause a scare and point to signs of a continuing infection. It is, however, most likely just showing as positive from the initial infection.

 

How can chlamydia be prevented?

The best way you can avoid the spread of STDs is to quite simply not engage in sex. Failing that, having sex with the same partner who you know has been tested and is uninfected is just as effective. Male condoms, if used correctly every time, can dramatically reduce the chances of contracting chlamydia.



If you are looking for some expert help, book an ONLINE consultation with our GMC Registered Clinicians at alldayDr.com.


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