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CHLAMYDIA SYMPTOMS IN MEN

 

The incubation period of Chlamydia is known to last 7 – 21 days, whereas the first symptoms may be expected in one to three weeks. However, Chlamydia symptoms in men often do not manifest themselves and may be left untreated, thus causing the infection to spread to other parts of the body and lead to various unpleasant medical conditions.

Chlamydia symptoms in men are known to occur in approximately 50 % of the man contracting the disease. Others develop no symptoms and feel no discomfort whatsoever. There are instances when male patients develop fairly mild symptoms which completely disappear after several days. However, even though the symptoms are no longer present, Chlamydia can still be found within the organism and provoke various consequences, occasionally leading to Chlamydia gaining a chronic character.

In general, the most prevalent chlamydia symptoms in men are as follows: burning sensation or discomfort during urination, unusual watery, white or cloudy discharge from the penis, swelling and pain in the testicles. In extremely rare occurrences, there exists an itching or burning sensation at the tip of the penis or rectal pain or discharge.


Chlamydia is known to affect the eyes or the throat of both men and women. Throat affected by Chlamydia produces no symptoms. Nonetheless, if the infection has taken place in the eyes, it is expected that irritation, pain or swelling take place, which is commonly attributed to conjunctivitis.

More often than not, men who have contracted Chlamydia only seek medical help when the disease takes its toll on the organism, that is, when the consequences of Chlamydia contraction become evident and can no longer be ignored. Specifically, untreated Chlamydia symptoms in men may set off various conditions.

Non-gonococcal urethritis (NGU) is an inflammation of the urethra, the tube carrying semen and urine in men. Reiter’s syndrome or reactive arthritis is sparked by Chlamydia infection and is characterised by joint inflammation, eye and urethra inflammation and skin lesions. Epididymitis is an infention of epididymis – a tube that transfers sperm form the testicles. Very rarely, infertility may be brought about by chronic presence of Chlamydia.

Whatever the case may be, men who have noted the aforementioned symptoms of Chlamydia should under no circumstances ignore them. Chlamydia is highly contagious, spreading rapidly from one individual to another, which is why it is considered one of the most wide-spread sexually transmitted diseases in the world. However, in the case of an individual not experiencing any Chlamydia-related symptoms, the only possible manner of detecting the disease is through regular screening.



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