Diagnosis and treatment
The only way to diagnose Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea is by getting tested. A doctor may decide to prescribe you a treatment without even testing, if:
- You have been warned by an (ex-)partner, who was diagnosed with Chlamydia or Gonorrhoea
- You show symptoms
This is a very pragmatic approach and it is at the discretion of a doctor to decide so. If you want to avoid the unnecessary intake of antibiotics, it is worth asking the doctor to test you before.
If you do show symptoms, but you haven't yet been to a doctor, take action immediately and order a lab test. Our lab reports are available about 3 working days after you returned your sample to us. In case of a positive test (this means: Chlamydia or Gonorrhoea was found), discuss your lab report with a doctor. Our lab reports are written in 4 languages, so you can bring them to any German doctor and many international doctors.
Choosing a doctor
If the test results indicate Chlamydia or Gonorrhoea, it takes a doctor to confirm the diagnosis and to prescribe a treatment. Do you prefer to not involve your family doctor? If you are even registered with one in the first place? There are several alternatives:
- Chat doctor, e.g. MiSANTO
- Video doctor, e.g. EE Doctors
- The TelMed services offered by your healthcare insurer
Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea are typically treated with antibiotics. Which exact antibiotics you are given depends on factors like:
- Do you have allergies?
- Are you pregnant or breastfeeding?
- Do your symptoms indicate there might be complications?
Don't have sex from the moment you were tested until you are proven to be clean, as you are putting your partner in danger. If your partner was infected as well, wait with sex till you are both clean. Some antibiotics require you to abstain until a week after taking them.
After you have been treated for Chlamydia or Gonorrhoea, test if the treatment was successful. It is recommended by medical guidelines to repeat the test 3-6 weeks after the start of the treatment. Contact us by that time, to receive a discount on your retest. Keep your code card (or take a picture) to be eligible.
Experience the ease of home sampling. Get your test kits delivered 2-3 working days.