Chlamydia is the most common STI in the Netherlands. Women between 20 and 25 are at the most risk. This STI can be effectively treated.
A chlamydia infection often shows few if any symptoms. It can be effectively treated. Untreated, it can have serious consequences.
|Pain or burning sensation when urinating|
|Discharge from the urethra, particularly in the morning||Pain and bleeding during and after sex|
|Pain in the scrotum||Bleeding between menstrual periods|
|Increased or altered vaginal discharge|
|Intense abdominal pain, with or without fever|
|Inflammation of the pelvic region with fever|
|Irritation or itching in the anus, (bloody) discharge when defecating and diarrhoea|
|In pregnant women: premature birth of the baby and low birth weight|
|Chlamydia in the mother can cause eye and lung inflammation in babies|
Have I got it?
Chlamydia does not always show (immediate) symptoms. But someone with chlamydia can pass the infection on in the meantime.
An STI test will show whether you have chlamydia. This is done through a urine test or a smear test.
Chlamydia can be properly treated with pills, but these do not protect you from a new chlamydia infection later.
- Go to the doctor for an STI test and treatment
- Notify sexual partners from the previous six weeks about your symptoms
- Chlamydia but no symptoms? Notify sexual partners from the last six months
- Have another test within a year