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Chlamydia Screening and Treatment Service - Greenfield Pharmacy, Greenfield

What is chlamydia and what are the risks?

 

Chlamydia is one of the most common infections affecting sexually active teenagers and young adults in the UK. It is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) and is caught when engaging in unprotected sexual acts with an infected partner.

 

Chlamydia can often go undetected when first infected as symptoms are challenging to spot. Both men and women will experience both similar and different symptoms. The most common symptom of chlamydia is a burning sensation when urinating. Chlamydia also produces strong smells and unnatural discharges. Women may experience vaginal pain and bleeding between periods; men may experience inflammation and tenderness around the testicles.

 

In its early stages, infection is easy to treat with a brief course of antibiotics. However, if chlamydia is left untreated for some time, complications may occur which may cause serious damage to the body. A female may develop pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), which damages the fallopian tubes and lead to infertility.

 

Chlamydia screening and treatment service Greenfield

 

The tests for chlamydia are easy, painless and usually very reliable. You can choose to be tested even if you have no visible symptoms. The only way to find out if you have chlamydia is to take part in a screening which is conducted through basic urine or saliva swab test. Those under 25 who are currently sexually active with a past of multiple partners should seek out a chlamydia test once every year to spot infection at an early stage.

 

The results of the test will normally be available after 7 to 10 days. If there is a high probability you have contracted chlamydia i.e. if you are experiencing some of the symptoms of the infection or your partner has been diagnosed recently and you’ve had unprotected sex with, you might start treatment before your results have been processed.

 

If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms or want to be on the safe side, visit us at Greenfield Pharmacy, Greenfield today for our Chlamydia screening and treatment service.

David Birtwistle
David Birtwistle
Small but friendly, this store has a Post Office franchise (which recently re-opened), but with limited opening hours. Only one customer is allowed at one time, though, and you must wear a face mask.
Jan Davies
Jan Davies
I work in Panton Surgery in Holywell, and the staff at Greenfield pharmacy always go above and beyond their call of duty towards patients and members of staff alike. Well done team. Keep up the great work
Tracy Tanner
Tracy Tanner
I had a query re home delivery for members of my family who are house bound? Spoke to Lynne, who was able to sort it out with the help of the Pharmacy team for them to be included on the prescription Home Delivery Service. There was no fuss, no awkward questions, just a friendly chat & explaining how it all works? Thank you so much. Take care & stay safe. Tx
Maureen Campbell
Maureen Campbell
Excellent quality of service, all the staff are so caring and always do their best for the customers thank you