Chlamydia Symptoms In Men

Chlamydia Symptoms In Men

Chlamydia symptoms in menChlamydia symptoms in men are not always obvious, in fact it is thought as many as 1 in 2 sufferers are unaware they have contracted the disease.

Chlamydia is a condition derived from the pathogen Chlamydia Trachomatis. Chlamydia is a form of bacteria which is classed as a sexually transmitted disease and is one of the most frequently contracted disease of this classification. It can infect the mouth, eyes, throat, anus and rectum, but most commonly affects the sexual organs of men (and women for that matter).

How do you catch Chlamydia

Chlamydia is transferred during sexual intercourse (vaginal or anal) and less commonly, via oral sex

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MYTHS DISPELLED

You Can NOT contract Chlamydia from:

  • Kissing
  • Toilet seats
  • Sharing towels or clothing
  • Drinking from another persons cup or bottle

Chlamydia Symptoms in men

Whilst Chlamydia is often referred to as the silent std (sexually transmitted disease) as many people are unaware they have contracted the disease and therefore it goes un reported, there are a few tell tale signs of Chlamydia symptoms in men which are usually noticeable within 3 or 4 weeks of infection. They include:

  • Burning sensations when urinating
  • Discharge whilst urinating (this discharge is often painful, has an odor and may be accompanied by a burning or itching feeling).
  • Burning or itching sensation around the tip of the penis
  • Painful or swollen testicles.
  • In the case of anal infection, rectal pain, anal bleeding and discharge are all sign of Chlamydia.

Chlamydia symptoms in men – Diagnosis

Chlamydia is easily diagnosed, if you have any of the above symptoms and suspect you may have the infection then see your local health care practitioner and request a test, the test are usually non invasive and often comprise of a urine analysis and / or a swab taken from the urethra.

Treatment

Fortunately Chlamydia is one of the most easily treated STD’s . Treatment involves taking antibiotics (usually a single dose of azithromycin or a seven day, twice daily course of doxycycline). All sexual activity should cease until the full course of the anti biotic has been taken.

Any person you have had sexual intercourse with should also be tested for the condition.

Prevention

Abstaining from sexual contact and interactions altogether will naturally lead to prevention of infection, but this is not really practical. The next best protection is to always use latex condoms when engaging in any sexual contact (oral, anal or vaginal).

Annual testing for men engaging in frequent sex with more than one partner is also recommended.

Complications

Complications of Chlamydia in men are uncommon but can include Reiter’s syndrome (a rare Chlamydia infection that can cause skin lesions and arthritic inflammation of the urethra).

In rare cases where the disease spreads to the sperm transporting edidiymis, discomfort, fever and in severe cases sterility can result.

If not treated Chlamydia symptoms in men can result in painful inflammation of the testicles

One of the major reasons it’s imperative men get tested and treated for Chlamydia is the danger it presents when passed to women, in particular a pregnant women. There is now evidence that the infection can lead to premature birth and the infection spreads from mother to baby, with the infant normal exhibiting infection in the eyes and the throat. The infection is the leading cause of pneumonia and conjunctivitis in babies.

Conclusion

If you think you have Chlamydia, there is no need to fear the disease, if treated properly it can be no more than a minor inconvenience. Be sure to visit your nearest health clinic or family doctor to have a test.

Medications to Treat Chlamydia

To learn more about Chlamydia Symptoms In Men take a look at the STD health center

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