Can I check myself for chlamydia?
How to test for chlamydia. You can use an at-home chlamydia test or get tested at a clinic. A chlamydia test kit like the Everlywell test requires a urine sample you collect with materials included with the kit. You then send the sample to a lab (shipping is free) and get secure, online results a few days later.
How do I know if I have chlamydia?
- A urine test. A sample of your urine is analyzed in the laboratory for presence of this infection.
- A swab. For women, your doctor takes a swab of the discharge from your cervix for culture or antigen testing for chlamydia. This can be done during a routine Pap test.
How long can you have chlamydia without knowing?
Most people who have chlamydia don’t notice any symptoms.
If you do get symptoms, these usually appear between 1 and 3 weeks after having unprotected relationship with an infected person. For some people they don’t develop until many months later. Sometimes the symptoms can disappear after a few days.
What does chlamydia look like?
Chlamydia symptoms can include pus-like yellow discharge; frequent or painful urination; spotting between periods or after relationship; and/or rectal pain, bleeding, or discharge.
Can chlamydia go away?
Can chlamydia be cured? Yes, chlamydia can be cured with the right treatment. It is important that you take all of the medication your doctor prescribes to cure your infection. When taken properly it will stop the infection and could decrease your chances of having complications later on.
What can be mistaken for chlamydia?
Both gonorrhea and chlamydia are sexually transmitted infections (STIs) that share a number of similarities. They’re both very common STIs (commonly transmitted by having unprotected relationship with a relationship partner). Their symptoms often resemble each other.