Chlamydia Screening

Orchard House Surgery offers chlamydia screening. You may either telephone us on 01638 666887 to book an appointment or speak to our staff when you are in the practice.

It is estimated that 1 in 12 people under the age of 25 in Suffolk who have sex have a chlamydia infection – one that can have serious long-term consequences such as infertility which is when women are unable to have a baby.

Yet, many people won’t know that they have an infection. With men, symptoms can include a discharge from the end of the penis or pain and burning when urinating.

Women could experience an increased need to urinate or pain when urinating or having sex.

However, up to 75% of women and 50% of men have no obvious signs or symptoms. The only way to be sure is to be screened for Chlamydia. Fortunately, the test is free, simple and painless.

Always remember:

  • Chlamydia and other sexually transmitted infections can be prevented by using a condom, and sex can be just as good with a condom.
  • You should get screened even if you have no obvious symptoms.
  • Screening is painless.
  • Chlamydia can easily be treated with antibiotics.