5 Symptoms Of Chlamydia Urethritis And How To Treat It
Read on to learn the 5 symptoms of chlamydia urethritis and how to treat it. Chlamydia urethritis is a sexually transmitted disease or STD. It involves an infection of the urethra, which is the tube that drains urine from the bladder. If you are sexually active with multiple sexual partners, you have an increased risk of contracting chlamydia urethritis. Only a physician can diagnose chlamydia urethritis so if you believe you have contracted this STD you should seek medical attention immediately. The symptoms of chlamydia urethritis are very similar to gonorrhea, which is usually treated first.
Swelling of the urethra. The urethra is the tube located in the penis that the urine comes out of. The swelling of the urethra will cause discomfort.
Pain or a burning sensation during urination. You might also have discomfort during intercourse or ejaculation because it can irritate the area.
A discharge from the penis. The discharge can be clear or milky in color. You might also see a discharge after or during urination.
Redness and itching at the tip of the penis where the opening is. This symptom will be most noticeable immediately after urination.
Swelling and tenderness of the testicles. Extreme swelling of the testicles can be a serious issue. If you have this symptom you should seek medical attention immediately.
You should inform your sexual partner (and any sexual partners you had while you were infected) immediately after being diagnosed with a STD. Your partner will also need to be treated for their safety. You can also be re-infected from your partner if they do not seek treatment and have contracted the STD from you. Even if your partner has no symptoms, they still need to seek medical attention for testing and treatment. The common antibiotics used to treat chlamydia urethritis are: azithromycin, erythromycin quinolones and tetracyclines.
Antibotic treatment is usually successful for this STD. There are instances where the infection causes the urethra to narrow. In these cases, surgery is required. If you are giving antibiotics, make sure you take them as directed or the infection may come back.
To help prevent contracting chlamydia urethritis and other STDs you should only be in one sexual relationship at a time. You and your partner should get screened for all STDs, especially after having a STD previously. Using condoms during intercourse also reduces the risk of contracting chlamydia urethritis and other STDs.