What is a sexually transmitted infection?

Sexually transmitted infections (STI) are passed from one person to the other through genital contacts or unprotected sex.

What is Chlamydia?

One of the most common STI’s is Chlamydia. However, most people who have Chlamydia do not notice any symptoms, so they do not realize that they have it. It is recommended to have regular check-ups with a gynaecologist and get a STI test done annually.

The most common symptoms in women include:

  • Pain when urinating
  • Unusual discharge
  • Pain in lower abdomen
  • Painful sexual intercourse
  • Bleeding after sex
  • Heavier than normal periods or bleeding between periods

Infections in upper genital tracts and pelvic inflammatory disease can be the consequences of an untreated individual and later might be a cause of ectopic pregnancy or even infertility.

More than half men who have Chlamydia don’t notice any symptoms, but if they do, the most common symptoms are:

  • Pain while urinating
  • Burning and itching sensation
  • Unusual discharge from the top of a penis
  • Testicle pain

Chlamydia in men can also have an effect on fertility.

If you think you’re at risk of having an STI or have any symptoms of Chlamydia, please make an appointment with Dr Ahmed Ismail who will be able to offer you further advice.

For information on Chlamydia treatments or to book a consultation please call 020 7935 5540 or email info@queensclinic.co.uk.