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5 Symptoms of Chlamydia in Men You Shouldn’t Ignore

Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted infection caused by the bacteria Chlamydia trachomatis. It is one of the most common STDs in the United States, with over 1.8 million cases reported in 2018. While chlamydia often doesn’t show any symptoms, it’s important to know the signs and symptoms of the infection so you can get tested and treated if necessary. Here are the top five signs and symptoms of chlamydia in men you should be aware of:

1. Painful Urination

One of the most common symptoms of chlamydia in men is pain or burning during urination. This can be caused by inflammation in the urethra (the tube that carries urine out of the body). You may also experience a frequent need to urinate or have difficulty starting or stopping your urine stream.

2. Discharge from the Penis

If you notice a clear or cloudy discharge from your penis, it could be a sign of chlamydia. The discharge may be thin or thick and can occur at any time, not just during urination.

3. Pain or Swelling in the Testicles

Chlamydia can cause epididymitis, a condition in which the epididymis (the tube that stores and transports sperm) becomes inflamed. This can cause pain or swelling in the testicles, as well as a feeling of heaviness in the scrotum.

4. Rectal Pain or Discharge

If you have had anal sex, chlamydia can also affect your rectum. You may experience pain or bleeding during bowel movements, as well as discharge or itching in the anal area.

5. Sore Throat or Eye Infection

While less common, chlamydia can also cause a sore throat or eye infection (conjunctivitis) if you have been exposed to infected genital fluids. If you experience any of these symptoms, it’s important to get tested for chlamydia.

If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms or are concerned about chlamydia, Nao Medical can help. Our urgent care and primary care clinics offer confidential and affordable STD testing, as well as telemedicine and after-hours services for your convenience. We also provide comprehensive care for men’s health, including sexual health and preventive care. Don’t wait – book an appointment at Nao Medical today.

What should I do if I think I have chlamydia?

  • If you’re experiencing any symptoms of chlamydia or have had unprotected sex, it’s important to get tested as soon as possible. Chlamydia can be easily treated with antibiotics, but it’s important to get tested and treated to avoid potential long-term health complications.
  • Chlamydia is diagnosed through a simple test that can be done with a urine sample or a swab from the affected area. At Nao Medical, we offer confidential and affordable STD testing for men and women.
  • Chlamydia can be prevented by practicing safe sex, using condoms, and getting tested regularly if you are sexually active. Nao Medical offers a range of preventive care services, including STD testing and counseling.
  • If left untreated, chlamydia can cause serious health complications in both men and women, including infertility, chronic pelvic pain, and increased risk of HIV transmission. It’s important to get tested and treated if you suspect you have chlamydia.
Concerned about chlamydia infection? Take action and get tested for chlamydia to ensure early detection.

Disclaimer: The information presented in this article is intended for general informational purposes only and should not be considered, construed or interpreted as legal or professional advice, guidance or opinion.

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Concerned about chlamydia infection? Take action and get tested for chlamydia to ensure early detection.