How do I know I have it?

Many people don’t know! Very often, there are no symptoms or side effects of chlamydia. However, some people do have symptoms.

For women, these might include:

  • Unusual vaginal discharge
  • Pain when peeing or having sex
  • Bleeding after sex or between periods
  • Lower abdominal (tummy) pain

For men, the symptoms might include:

  • A discharge or itching from the top of the penis
  • Pain or burning when peeing
  • Painful swelling of the testicles (balls)

Remember: If you have any of the above symptoms you should arrange an appointment as soon as possible with your local genito-urinary medicine clinic (GUM Clinic) for full screening to rule out other infections, it may not just be chlamydia!