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Have you received a text message about Chlamydia?

Frequently Asked Questions

An individual has used our anonymous chlamydia text service and provided your number. 

We only have a mobile number. We don’t collect any other information about you. We delete mobile numbers from our system after 1 week. This is purely to check all text messages have successfully sent. 

Our service is completely anonymous, we do not collect the details of the person who provided your mobile number. 

Chlamydia is currently one of the most common STIs (sexually transmitted infections) in the UK. In fact, chlamydia accounts for almost half of all cases of STIs in the UK! 

Chlamydia is passed on through unprotected sex. It is passed through oral, vaginal or anal sex. You can catch chlamydia after a single sexual encounter with an infected person.

Chlamydia can usually be effectively treated with antibiotics. Your body cannot get rid of the infection on its own. 

We provide two options at e-Surgery.com.

  • Doxycycline is the 1st choice antibiotic treatment and is taken over 7 days.
  • Azithromycin is an alternative 3 day antibiotic course used when Doxycycline is not suitable. 

Symptoms in women

At least 70% of women with chlamydia don’t notice any symptoms. If they do get symptoms, the most common include:

  • pain when urinating
  • unusual vaginal discharge
  • pain in the tummy or pelvis
  • pain during sex
  • bleeding after sex
  • bleeding between periods

If chlamydia is left untreated, it can spread to the womb and cause a serious condition called pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). This is a major cause of ectopic pregnancy and infertility in women.

Symptoms in men

At least 50% of all men with chlamydia don’t notice any symptoms. If they do get symptoms, the most common include:

  • pain when urinating
  • white, cloudy or watery discharge from the tip of the penis
  • burning or itching in the urethra (the tube that carries urine out of the body)
  • pain in the testicles

If chlamydia is left untreated, the infection can cause swelling in the epididymis (the tubes that carry sperm from the testicles) and the testicles. This could affect your fertility.

We provide two options at e-Surgery.com.

  • Doxycycline is the 1st choice antibiotic treatment and is taken over 7 days.
  • Azithromycin is an alternative 3 day antibiotic course used when Doxycycline is not suitable. 

If you are unsure if you have been exposed to Chlamydia, please get tested. 

You may be started on antibiotics once test results have confirmed you have chlamydia. But if it’s very likely you have the infection, you might be started on treatment before you get your results.

You shouldn’t have sex – including vaginal, oral or anal sex, even with a condom – until both you and your partner(s) have completed treatment.

If you had the 1-day course of azithromycin, you should avoid having sex for a week after treatment.

This will help ensure you don’t pass on the infection or catch it again straight away

You can get tested for free at your your local sexual health clinic. Click here to find the nearest place to you.

If you are under the age of 25, you may be eligible for a free home test kit. Click here to see if this service is available in your area.