Test for and treat Chlamydia at home
Safe & discreet self-testing kit. Get treatment for uncomplicated genital infections only. For oral or rectal chlamydia treatment, we’ll help you find your nearest NHS sexual health service.
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What is in the chlamydia self-test kit?
The chlamydia test is available in the form of a urine sample or a vaginal swab to test for genital chlamydia infections. Fettle also offers rectal and throat swabs, if you’d like to test for oral or rectal infections.
You can customise your own kit and choose which of the common sexual health infections are relevant to you. If you receive a positive result for genital chlamydia, Fettle will offer you treatment by post.
Should I get tested?
As most people have no symptoms, if you're sexually active we recommend you get tested every year or every time you have a new partner, particularly if you are under 25. Chlamydia is the most common bacterial sexually transmitted infection (STI) in the UK.
What are the symptoms and when should you test?
The majority of people affected experience no symptoms, but in some cases, it can cause pain when passing urine, a change in discharge from the penis or vagina, pelvic pain or bleeding between periods or after sex. Chlamydia symptoms can occur at any time, from a few days to many months or even years after infection.
It can take 1 to 2 weeks to show up in tests, from the time of infection, therefore we would recommend waiting at least 2 weeks before you test for chlamydia after having unprotected sex with a new partner.
It can take up to 2 weeks for chlamydia to show up in tests
What is chlamydia and how is it transmitted?
Chlamydia is the most common bacterial sexually transmitted infection (STI) in the UK.
It is transmitted through unprotected oral, vaginal or anal sex, but not through kissing, hugging, sharing baths, towels, cups, swimming pools or toilet seats, as the bacteria can’t survive outside the body for long.
How long do chlamydia test results take?
Fettle is committed to delivering your results within 72 hours of receiving your samples. We’ll send you a text message with your results as soon as they are available, and, if necessary, let you know how to get treatment.
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How is it treated?
Chlamydia can be treated with antibiotic tablets. If you receive a positive test result from Fettle, we will offer you treatment and deliver it by 1st class Royal Mail (for uncomplicated genital infections only - for oral or rectal chlamydia treatment, we’ll help you find your nearest NHS sexual health service).
Before we prescribe, you will need to complete a short online form to answer a few questions about you and your health history. This allows us to make sure it is safe to prescribe treatment by post.
Treatment is effective after 7 days so you should avoid having sex for one week from your treatment starting. Both you and your partner should be treated and avoid having sex until both have completed the treatment, or your partner has been tested for infection. In rare cases, if left untreated, chlamydia can cause long lasting health problems.
Shall I tell my partner(s) I have chlamydia?
If you have a sexually transmitted infection, you should tell all of your current sexual partners and anyone else you’ve had sex with in the last six months. They may have it without knowing it, so it is important for them to be tested.
Your partner may not be able to tell if you have chlamydia, as you may not have any symptoms, but if you have been diagnosed they will need to be tested and may need treatment. Your partner could develop serious symptoms if untreated, or could pass the infection onto someone else.
If you have an STI, you should tell all of your current sexual partners and anyone else you've had sex with in the last 6 months
Does chlamydia affect fertility?
Recurrent or untreated chlamydia can affect your fertility. Prompt diagnosis and treatment of the infection is likely to minimise this risk.
If you have been trying to get pregnant for a year or longer and you are worried about your fertility or STIs, you can ask us for support or visit your GP or sexual health clinic for further investigation.
Can I get chlamydia more than once?
Yes, you can be reinfected if you are exposed to the infection again, even if you’ve had treatment in the past. It’s important to get tested regularly and ensure your partner is tested and treated if necessary.
Can I buy chlamydia treatment from Fettle?
If you receive a positive chlamydia test result from Fettle, we will offer you treatment and deliver it to you by 1st class Royal Mail. (For genital infections only, not oral or rectal.) Before we prescribe, you will need to complete a short online form, answering questions about you and your health history.
Tests we offer
- Genital Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea£26
- Rectal Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea£26
- Oral Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea£26
- Hepatitis B£26
- Hepatitis C£26
Save up to 20% when you buy multiple tests.