Ground Floor, Alfred Health Centre
186 Homerton High Street, E9 6AG
Tel: 020 8986 3106 Fax: 020 8985 1909
Out of Hours: (CHUHSE) 0208 185 0545
DO REMEMBER MOST PEOPLE WITH CHLAMYDIA WILL NOT HAVE ANY SYMPTOMS.
The possible symptoms in women may be:
The possible symptoms in men may be:
Women: Chlamydia can spread to other reproductive organs causing pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). This can lead to long term pelvic pain, blocked fallopian tubes, infertility and ectopic pregnancy (pregnancy that can develop outside the womb).
Men: Chlamydia can lead to painful infection in the testicles and possibly reduced fertility. It is thought that in some men it might cause the prostrate to become inflamed.
Men and Women: Inflammation or swelling to the joints can occur (reactive ARTHRITIS). This is sometimes accompanied by inflammation of the urethra (the tube from the bladder to the outside of the body) ad the eye, when it is known as Reiter’s syndrome. This is rare and occurs more in men than in women.
We can screen for this disease easily.
Free self testing kits for Chlamydia is available for patients aged 25 and under.
Simply ask at reception and you will be given a self test kit, which involves a urine sample for men and a self swab for women.
Although we have only just started providing this screening service, we have had many positive results, and these patients have been able to receive the correct treatment, preventing them developing complications.