Private Chlamydia Tests London

Here at Broadgate GP, we offer same day private chlamydia testing in London and the surrounding areas. Chlamydia is one of the most prevalent and common sexually transmitted infections in both London and the UK. Many people who are infected show no signs of having any symptoms. In some cases, symptoms of chlamydia do start to show but this can take weeks after the infection is contracted. Symptoms can vary between both men and women. The infection can be contracted in a number of ways such as personal contact.

With same day chlamydia testing in London, from our walk-in sexual health clinic. We are able to quickly carry out a test and have results quicker than most other sexual health services. Once we have your results, should you test positive we’ll be able to start an immediate treatment plan. As one of the most common STIs, it’s important to make sure you undergo chlamydia screening or are tested regularly. It’s believed that tens of thousands of people have chlamydia and don’t know about it. Worldwide it is thought to affect about 4.2% of women and 2.7% of men.

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How Do You Get Chlamydia?

Anyone who is sexually active can catch chlamydia. People who have new sexual partners, don’t use contraception or are sexually active are most at risk of contracting the infection. As a bacterial infection it’s passed through sex or contact with infected genital fluids. Some of the most common ways to contract the infection include:

  • Unprotected sex
  • Genital to genital contact even if there’s no penetration
  • Sharing sex toys
  • Infected genital fluids getting into the eye

If you have contracted the infection then it’s important to get tested and treated. Women who are pregnant are at risk of passing it to their baby and it can also lead to further complications. Chlamydia can’t be passed through casual contract, sharing baths or toilet seats.

Common Chlamydia Symptoms

Although in most cases Chlamydia remains asymptomatic, there is still the chance of it developing and displaying symptoms. The symptoms of the infection can vary between both men and women. However, some of the most common shared symptoms of chlamydia include:

  • Pain during urination
  • Pain in the tummy or pelvis
  • Bleeding after sex
  • Pain or bleeding during sex

There are many different symptoms can affect both men and women. Should you display any symptoms of the infection, then it’s important that you get tested immediately as it could lead to further complications and health issues.

Getting Tested for Chlamydia

To ensure you’re fit and healthy, it’s important to be regularly tested for Chlamydia. With a walk-in chlamydia testing clinic in London, our team at Broadgate GP are able to carry out same day testing with some of the fastest results available in the area.

There are a number of ways to get tested, such as urine sample. The type of test used is entirely down to the doctor. They will use the best testing method they find appropriate to get the most accurate result.

Whether you need a chlamydia test carried out before work or even during the day, then be sure to get in touch with Broadgate GP. All of our testing for is carried out discreetly and both testing and results are held in the upmost confidence.

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Private Chlamydia Testing in London from Broadgate GP

If you’re concerned you might have contracted a sexually transmitted infection then be sure to contact Broadgate. Offering private chlamydia testing in London, we’re able to ensure fast chlamydia test results.

Receiving test results back quickly, allows us to get you started on the best possible chlamydia treatment plan for your needs. Whether it’s a same day chlamydia test you require or regular screening, then be sure to contact Broadgate GP. As well as offering treatment, we can also offer advice on how to prevent the spread of infection and also how to avoid contracting it in the first place.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Chlamydia

It’s caused by bacteria called Chlamydia Trachomatis. The bacteria can live in the womb, entrance to the womb, vagina, cervix, the urethra, the rectum and is also capable of surviving in both the throat and eyes. Any person who is sexually active and has the infection is capable of passing it on.

Although it usually doesn’t display any symptoms, even when it does show symptoms they can easily be confused with a number of other things. The only way to know for certain if you have it, is to be tested. If you’re sexually active, have just got with a new partner or had sex without contraception, then you’re most likely to be at risk; so make sure you get tested.

The test is unable to show how long you’ve had the infection. It can be difficult to discuss having chlamydia with friends or family. At Broadgate GP, we provide all the advice and support needed to help you deal with your diagnosis.

It’s important not to have oral, vaginal or anal sex, this also includes the use of sex toys, until seven days after you and your partner have both finished the treatment and any symptoms have gone. This to prevent re-infection and passing the infection onto others.

The accuracy of the results depends on the type of test carried out and the sample that’s collected. Chlamydia test results are 95% accurate. There is always the chance testing negative when you do in fact have the infection. This is known as a false negative result and can happen with any type of test result. The most common way for this to be picked up is if your partner tests positive and you test negative. This means you might be sent for a second test to ensure the first result was accurate.

If your chlamydia test shows a positive result, then it’s important to tell your current sexual partner and any other recent partners. This is so they can be also be tested and treated if necessary. Although it is important to tell your partner, it’s also not compulsory to do so.