Chlamydia is the most common STI in Singapore, do you have it?

Updated: Oct 24, 2020

Too busy to pay much attention to your sexual health? You might want to change that. Many people don't experience any symptoms when they have a sexually transmitted infection (STI), so they often are unaware they're infected.

Chlamydia is the most common STI in Singapore and is easily passed on during sex. So if you have a new sexual partner, multiple sexual partners, don’t usually use condoms, or have poor sexual hygiene, you should consider doing regular STI screenings.

What are the symptoms of chlamydia?

Women: Pain or burning sensation during urination, pain in the lower abdomen during or after sex, bleeding during or after sex, and abnormal vaginal discharge and bleeding. 

Men: Pain or burning sensation during urination, white/cloudy/watery discharge from the tip of the penis, and pain in the testicles.

It's also possible to have a Chlamydia infection in your rectum, throat, or eyes. Symptoms in the rectum may include pain or soreness, discharge, and bleeding. Throat infection will have no symptoms but may cause sore throat.

How to test for chlamydia?

Chlamydia can be diagnosed with a urine test or by taking a swab of the affected area.