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Chlamydia

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  1. Chlamydia is a common sexually transmitted infection (STI).

  2. If you have unprotected sex, (have sex and do not use a condom) you may get Chlamydia.

  3. Chlamydia is hard to see.

    Some people do not show any symptoms.

  4. Chlamydia can be easily treated with tablets.

    Do not have sex for 1 week after the tablets are finished.

  5. Symptoms

    If you have any of the following symptoms speak to your doctor or nurse.

  6. Women may have

    Discharge from the vagina.

    Pain when peeing.

  7. May feel pain during sex

    or

    bleed after sex.

  8. Bleeding may be heavier during your period,

    or

    you may bleed in between periods.

  9. If you are pregnant, tell the nurse or doctor.

    If you are pregnant you will need to be rechecked 6 weeks after you take the first set of tablets.

  10. A nurse will make an appointment for you before you leave the clinic if required.

  11. Men may have

    Pain when peeing.

  12. Discharge from your penis.

  13. Pain in your balls (testes).

  14. Using a condom can stop you getting a sexually transmitted infection (STI)

    When having sex always use a condom, especially with a new partner.

  15. To get free condoms go to the doctor (GP), local clinic or chemist.

  16. Or call 08453 130 130 for your nearest centre.