Symptoms Of Chlamydia In Men
Anybody who is sexually active can get chlamydia, making it essential to understand and recognize the symptoms of chlamydia in men. Chlamydia is the most common STD (sexually transmitted disease), and over one million cases are reported each year in the United States alone. Chlamydia is passed from person to person by anal, vaginal or oral sex with an infected person.
Symptoms of chlamydia of the penis. Men infected with chlamydia will experience a burning sensation with urination and a white cloudy discharge from the penis that creates a stain in underwear. A burning itch may be present around the opening of the penis. Another common symptom is swollen and painful testicles. A low grade fever may be present.
Symptoms of chlamydia of the rectum. Receptive anal sex with an infected penis can cause a chlamydia infection of the rectum. Symptoms of a chlamydia infection of the rectum are rectal pain, discharge and rectal bleeding. Note: symptoms of a chlamydia infection of the rectum are not common.
Symptoms of chlamydia of the throat. A chlamydia infection of the throat is caused by having oral sex with an infected penis. There are no symptoms for chlamydia of the throat, but it can be easily diagnosed with a simple test.
Prevention of chlamydia. Eliminating unprotected sex from your sexual activity is crucial. If you are sexually active, get tested at least once a year. The test is either a urine test or a swab of the urethra at the tip of the penis. Chlamydia is easily and effectively treated with antibiotics. Your sexual partner must be informed of your chlamydia infection and treated to keep from passing the infection back and forth between the two of you.
Complications for untreated chlamydia. Over time, medically untreated chlamydia can cause inflammation of the tube system of the testicles (epididymitis) which becomes painful and can lead to infertility. Urethritis may develop which causes inflammation in the urethra causing a discharge of puss from the penis. When untreated, urethritis can cause the urethra to narrow and impede urination leading to kidney problems. Reactive arthritis can develop causing inflammation of the joints, eyes and urethra.