Symptoms

Symptoms

The reason why Chlamydia testing is so important is that most men and women show no symptoms at all.

Gonorrhoea has no symptoms in around 50% of women and 10% of men.

So even if you don’t have any of the symptoms below, it is still best to take the simple test, just so you can be sure that you don’t have Chlamydia or Gonorrhoea

As it is often symptomless, you cannot tell if a partner may have it - so protect yourself and them by using a condom.

In women

  • unusual vaginal discharge
  • pain and/or burning when peeing
  • pain during and/or after sex
  • bleeding after sex or between periods
  • lower abdominal pain (pain in the lower belly)
  • a symptom of gonorrhoea may also be a frequent need to go to the toilet.

In men

  • a discharge from the tip of the penis
  • pain and/or burning when weeing
  • irritation at the tip of the penis
  • painful swelling of the testicles
  • a symptom of gonorrhoea may also be a frequent need to go to the toilet.