Chlamydia

Chlamydia is a bacterial infection easily passed on during sex. Most people with chlamydia don’t notice any symptoms and don’t know they have it. If you develop symptoms, you may experience:

  • pain when urinating
  • unusual discharge from your vagina, penis or rectum (back passage)
  • in women – pain in the tummy, bleeding during or after sex and bleeding between periods
  • in men – pain and swelling in the testicles

Although chlamydia doesn’t always cause any symptoms, if left untreated, the infection can lead to long-term health problems, such as pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), epididymo-orchitis (inflammation of the testicles) and infertility.

For more information visit Sexwise/chlamydia

Click here to download the patient leaflet

 

How to order a Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea testing kit

This test is for people aged between 16-24 years of age who have no symptoms and who live in Sefton.

Please enter your details on the Send my free kit  button on our homepage so that we may post a kit out to you. We will keep your details confidential. If you have any problems please email us at letsgetscreened@sefton.nhs.uk

To see a list of locations in Sefton, click here.