High-risk groups

Testing for Chlamydia is a very important task to do, especially if you are sexually active. This procedure is recommended for people who:

- have multiple sex partners
- just entered a new sexual relationship
- have been infected with Chlamydia or other STDs before
- do not use protection, such as condoms, when having sex
- are pregnant
- at least once every six months if you are sexually active

Common signs of Chlamydia

Watching out for Chlamydia symptoms to know that it is time to get a Chlamydia test is also necessary. Here are the most common signs of Chlamydia:

- lower abdominal pains
- pain during sexual intercourse
- odd discharge from penis or vagina
- burning pain when urinating
- nausea
- itchiness around the genital region

How testing is done

Those that undergo Chlamydia testing may need to submit the following samples for analysis:

- urine test (to look for traces of the Chlamydia bacteria in the urine)
- swab test (from the penis or cervix)

It is important to get a Chlamydia test as soon as possible to avoid the severe complications that can strike the important bodily organs and lead to serious danger and harm.