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Chlamydia In Men Long Term Effects
Chlamydia is a curable sexually transmitted infection that is caused by the bacteria chlamydia trachomatis. This bacteria infects mucous membranes of the urethra, vagina, cervix, anus, rectum, eyelid, and throat. Chlamydia may be asymptomatic but some patients experience pain or burning during urination, nausea, fever, vaginal discharge, ...Read more
Yes...: But it does not always happen. Protect yourself. Good luck! ...Read more
Can chlamydia be dorm for yrs and test negative? If so why and for how long? Can a woman infect a man?
I have heard of the risks of long term untreated chlamydia causing other health complications, but what are they? I have heard of the risks of long term untreated chlamydia causing other health complications. What's considered long term and what are the mo
Get very sick. Become infertile, hard to say.
Chlamydia can invade your genital tract and attack your womb & tubes, resulting severe abdominal pain & a hospital treated infection. By attacking the tubes they can render them scarred, so an egg gets hung up half way in (tubal pregnancy=deadly) If both tubes are scarred enough you can become infertile. Timeline varies= the longer the worse the outcome ...Read more
3 long term partners have given me chlamydia, all 3 times I was treated early. Am I still able to have more children?
Gonorrhea and chlamydia can cause epidymitis, this can occur right after being infected or is a long term effect?
RIGHT AFTER INFECTIO:
You can get epidydmitis if not treated properly with antibiotics for both infections as they co exist
timely treatment will prevent this complication and others. ...Read more
What is the duration of Gonorrhea and Chlamydia treatment? Is this a 1 day single dose combi or a long term? I.e 1 or 2 weeks?
Depends: Gonorreah is treated with a single dose of antibiotics, usually an intramuscular injection of ceftriaxone (a penicillin derivative). Chlamydia takes longer to kill, but can is often treated with a single dose of azithromycin for convenience, which is an antibiotic that stays in the system for a long period of time ...Read more
Is it possible for a man to get chlamydia from a woman performing oral sex on him? Would the disease last in her throat long enough to to that?
I don't understand. How soon can chlamydia be detected in men after a possible exposure? Some say 2 days will show up, some say too soon? Please help!
Maybe too soon: There is no research on this. Probably testing usually would be positive at 2 days, but may take longer. Most STD experts suggest waiting 4-5 days before testing for chlamydia, which is a fairly slow growing bacteria and might take a few days to show up. If you definitely were exposed -- i.e. partner known to have it -- you should be treated even before knowing the test result. ...Read more
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No symptoms often:
Most commonly men have no symptoms with a chlamydia infection which is why it is important to be checked if you have had unprotected sex.
common symptoms however are discomfort in the urethra (hole where urine comes out of the penis)pain on passing urine, a slight discharge from the penis.
Occasionally testicular pain and swelling. ...Read more
Yes, with correct Rx: Chlamydia is a fully curable bacterial disease, provided that the correct antibiotic is prescribed and that it is taken as directed, and you are not reinfected by the same partner again. That's a lot of ifs. If you have been treated but still experience symptoms, see your doctor again for a second evaluation. You may need a second course of antibiotics. ...Read more
Bacteria: Chlamydia is a bacteria infection transmitted by sex and both men and women can contract the infection. In men, they usually experience mild, intermittent burning with urination with possible urethral discharge. Please see your doctor to be tested if you are not certain, and use protection (condoms) to prevent spreading the infection to others until it's been confirmed. Always use condoms. ...Read more
Screening.: Women 24 and younger, as well as women with risk factors for a sexually transmitted infection (such as new/multiple sexual partners, unprotected sex) should be routinely screened for chlamydia infection. There is no screening recommendation for men. Because of this routine screening of women, more women are diagnosed with chlamydia infection than men. ...Read more
Urine test, no pain: Testing for urethral (penile) chlamydia in men is usually done on urine, so providing the sample is painless. The test is slightly more accurate when done on a swab passed into the penis, which is somewhat painful, but only very briefly and it might sting a little the next couple times you urinate. If your doctor recommends the swab test, follow her or his advice. But also ask about urine testing. ...Read more
Chlamydia, women!: There is a higher rate of infection in single females than males! chlamydia is found in 25-28% of single females, and is two-three percent lower in males. This is a national tragedy, because of long term consequences! Treatment is simple, but partner's must be simultaneously treated. Best advice; fewer sexual partners: know your partner; and always have the male wear a condom. ...Read more