What are the symptoms?

What are the symptoms?

I haven't got any symptoms and I feel fine. Do I really need to get tested?

YES! You should have a test if you have EVER had sex and you can get tests all over the Island.

Most people don't have any symptoms but below are symptoms that you may get which could be Chlamydia or another STI:

In Boys

  • A discharge from the end of the penis.
  • Pain and/or burning when you pee.
  • Itching/pain at the end of the penis.
  • Painful swelling of the balls.
  • Swelling or pain in the joints.

In Girls

  • A vaginal discharge that is different to usual.
  • The need to pee more.
  • Pain when you pee or during sex.
  • Pain in the tummy.
  • Bleeding between periods or after sex.
  • Bleeding when on the contraceptive pill when it is NOT your Pill free week.

Boys and Girls

  • Discomfort or unusual discharge from the bum.
  • Swelling, itching or gunk from the eyes.
  • Infection in the throat (normally no symptoms).

If you have ANY of these symptoms visit your Doctor, Sexual Health at St Mary's, or one of the Young People Drop In Clinics across the Island.

If you need help to understand Chlamydia click here for and easy read leaflet.