Chlamydia symptoms you should never ignore – including a sore throat

Chlamydia is the most common sexually transmitted disease in the UK, particularly for younger women.

In 2020 there were over 160,000 cases of chlamydia recorded in the UK, which is more than three times the figure of any other diagnosed STI.

It occurs when bacteria, known as Chlamydia trachomatis, is present and then swapped between partners if no sexual protection is used.

Women can get chlamydia in the cervix, rectum, or throat whereas men can get chlamydia in the urethra, rectum, or throat.

There are a number of common early symptoms of the infection but it's important to be aware of the lesser-known signs so you can take the appropriate precautions.

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A person can catch chlamydia through either oral, vaginal or anal sexual encounters with someone who has the infection.

Worryingly, a women can also pass this infection onto her baby during childbirth.

It’s also important to note that you can be re infected with the disease even after treatment.

Lesser-known symptoms of chlamydia

When there is transmission of bacteria when during oral sex, a sore throat may occur. This could be accompanied by pus on the tonsils and pain when swallowing.

Pain felt in the upper abdominal area is another lesser-known indication of chlamydia.

This occurs when the connective tissue which surrounds the liver becomes inflamed.

This stomach symptom of chlamydia is also known as Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome and causes pain in the stomach.

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Other common signs of a chlamydia infection include:

  • Abnormal vaginal discharge, which may have a strong smell
  • A burning sensation when urinating
  • Pain during intercourse
  • Discharge from your penis
  • A burning sensation when urinating
  • Burning or itching around the opening of your penis
  • Pain and swelling in one or both testicles (although this is less common)

If you experience any of the symptoms of chlamydia, or think you may have caught it, you should get tested.

This can be done free at a sexual health clinic, a genitourinary medicine clinic or a GP surgery.

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