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What are the symptoms of chlamydia in men? Any effect on their fertility?

What are the symptoms of chlamydia in men? Any effect on their fertility?

Urethritis: Pain on urination, occasionally discharge, rarely fever. Yes, it can produce urethral strictures which limit semen output, but not aware of overall effect on fertility.. ...Read more

Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
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Chlamydia Infection (Definition)

Chlamydia infection is a sexually transmitted infection caused by a bacteria. Genital symptoms include burning on urination, vaginal or penile discharge, pain with sexual intercourse or no symptoms at all. In many patients without symptoms, chlamydial infections can spread upwards into the abdomen and cause serious complications due to scarring. Newborns can acquire chlamydial eye infection from birth ...Read more


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How often do chlamydia/gonorhea in men cause testicular symptoms, especially early on? Does that usually happen early or in general? For both of those

How often do chlamydia/gonorhea in men cause testicular symptoms, especially early on? Does that usually happen early or in general? For both of those

Epididymitis?: Probably under 1% of urethral gonorrhea or chlamydia leads to epididymitis, which generally causes severe pain and swelling in a single testicle, usually a few weeks after catching the infection. Milder aching of both testicles does not indicate epididymitis or testicular infection. That's a common symptom in some men with any genital infection doesn't indicate anything serious. ...Read more

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Could the inability to urinate be a common symptom of chlamydia in men?

Could the inability to urinate be a common symptom of chlamydia in men?

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

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What are the most COMMON chlamydia symptoms in MEN? Would it be MORE likely for there to be sores or penile discharge over testicle pain/swelling?

What are the most COMMON chlamydia symptoms in MEN? Would it be MORE likely for there to be sores or penile discharge over testicle pain/swelling?

Often none: 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

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Could you tell me what are signs and symptoms of chlamydia for a man and a women?

Could you tell me what are signs and symptoms of chlamydia for a man and a women?

Sxs: Most people w chlamydia don’t have sxs. That is why it is called a silent std. Chlamydia can cause vaginal discharge, bleeding w intercourse or btwn periods, nausea, fever, painful intercourse, & lower abdominal & back pain. Men can experience discharge, burning with urination, itching around the opening of the penis (urethra) & less often – pain/ swelling of testes. It can cause rectal pain. ...Read more

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How common is it for a man not to show symptoms of chlamydia infection?

Pretty common: Chlamydia infections usually cause symptoms in males - usually at least burning with urination. It is unlikely but not impossible to have infection without symptoms - if you have concerns you should be tested....And change the behaviour that puts you at risk. ...Read more

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What are the odds (% wise) of a man contracting chlamydia when receiving oral sex. The infected person only has symptoms in their penis not throat. ?

What are the odds (% wise) of a man contracting chlamydia when receiving oral sex. The infected person only has symptoms in their penis not throat. ?

Practically 0: Chamydia trachomatis is not thought to be an important cause of pharyngitis, therefore the risk of spread during active oral sex is practically 0. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Can chlamydia be fully cured in men?

Can chlamydia be fully cured in men?

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

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Who can catch chlamydia faster, men or women?

Who can catch chlamydia faster, men or women?

Same: This disease is easy and rapid to transmit. ...Read more

Chlamydia (Definition)

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


Men (Definition)

Men are adult members of the male sex. The acropnym men also stands for multiple endocrine neoplasia, a hereditary condition that involves benign and malignant tumors of various glands. There are two main types, men ...Read more