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Are gonorrhea and chlamydia usually symptomatic for males?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Usually yes

Gonorrhea and chlamydia infect the urethra, the tube where the urine and semen come out.
An infected man gets discharge from the urethra and also a burning sensation when he urinates. However, some men might have mild symptoms and manage to ignore the discomfort. Having several sex partners and not getting checked (and cured if needed) in between partners, makes it easy to transmit these diseases.

In brief: Usually yes

Gonorrhea and chlamydia infect the urethra, the tube where the urine and semen come out.
An infected man gets discharge from the urethra and also a burning sensation when he urinates. However, some men might have mild symptoms and manage to ignore the discomfort. Having several sex partners and not getting checked (and cured if needed) in between partners, makes it easy to transmit these diseases.
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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Exactly right, although chlamydia can be entirely asymptomatic; gonorrhea too, although rare. But do not rely on symptoms to decide if you need testing and maybe treatment. If you think you are at risk, get professional care for exam and testing.
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not necessarily

Unless the infection produces prostatitis and pain, STD's can go unnoticed without testing.

In brief: Not necessarily

Unless the infection produces prostatitis and pain, STD's can go unnoticed without testing.
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