Overview STDs: chlamydia

Below, you will find a description of the different STDs.  

Here, you will also find all information if you wish to be tested.



What is chlamydia?

Chlamydia is caused by a bacterium. This bacterium lodges itself in the mucous membrane of the penis, vagina, anus or throat and causes an infection in these places.

How is it transmitted?

You are at risk of being infected with chlamydia if you had unsafe sexual contact. Chlamydia develops when the infected mucous membrane comes into contact with the mucous membrane of the vagina, penis, anus or throat.

Anal contacts increase the risk of an LGV infection.


Men and women may present with entirely different complaints. It is important to know that the bacterium can be transmitted to others even when there are no complaints!

Complaints in women
  •  Most of the time, chlamydia causes few complaints in women.
  •  If complaints develop, they always develop in the place of infection.

Vagina: increased or changed vaginal discharge, painful intercourse, blood loss after intercourse or blood loss in between periods.

Anus: itching and slimy discharge.

Throat: a slightly sore throat.

If left untreated, it may lead to an infection of the womb and fallopian tubes.

Complaints in men
  •  Men with a chlamydia infection will develop complaints more quickly.
  • Pain or a burning sensation when urinating.
  • A watery (clear) to yellow-green discharge from the urethra, mainly in the morning.
  • Pain in the scrotum or pain when defecating.
  • Complaints due to an infection in the throat or anus are similar in men and women.

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