Your Private GP and Sexual Health Clinic in Canary Wharf

Chlamydia is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases

Dr Wayne Cottrell:

Chlamydia

  • Can cause infection in the vagina, urethra, rectum, throat and or eyes
  • Spreads through unprotected penetrative sex, sharing sex toys or getting bodily fluids into the eye
  • It’s extremely contagious

Symptoms

  • Asymptomatic in 50%
  • Dysuria (painful urination)
  • Penile, vaginal discharge
  • Lower abdominal pain/contact bleeding during sex, intermenstrual bleeding
  • Itching, and tingling in the penis
  • Rectal itching or discharge
  • Throat infections are usually asymptomatic

Complications

  • Epididymo-orchitis
  • Sexually acquired reactive arthritis
  • PID
  • Infertility, Preterm and stillbirth
  • Higher risk of ectopic pregnancy, miscarriage
  • Passing on the infection to their child during childbirth

Testing and Treatment

  • Swabs are taken from the affected area (female) or urine (males)
  • Tests are accurate from 2 weeks post-contact
  • If you develop symptoms before that time, you should still see a doctor
  • Chlamydia can be treated effectively with antibiotics that can be provided onsite. No need to queue at the pharmacy
  • We advise sexual partners to be tested and treated
  • You will need to abstain from sex for a week post-treatment
Dr Wayne Cottrell will be back in the clinic from 18 October and the clinic will be open every weekday from that date

Canada Place Shopping Mall
34 North Colonnade
Canary Wharf
London
E14 5HX

0203 197 9100

Monday: 11:00-17:30
Tuesday: 11:00-17:30
Wednesday: 09:30-17:30
Thursday: 11:00-14.30
Friday: 11:00-13.30
Saturday: 11:30-15:00