Chlamydia - the silent disease

Chlamydia is a kind of infection that is primarily transmitted sexually. It can spread really fast and can trigger harm and damages to the reproductive system and other vital body organs.

Often called the “silent disease,” Chlamydia can actually go undetected for a period of time. Once it infects a person, it can begin causing destruction without being noticed. In the United States, around three million people are infected with Chlamydia every year, and factoring in the number of Chlamydia infections in other countries, the total number of Chlamydia infections every year is definitely enough reason to be alarmed.

Symptoms of Chlamydia in men

Both men and women can get the Chlamydia infection, but today, we are going to only look at the symptoms of Chlamydia in men. Read on to learn what they are.

Men who acquire the Chlamydia infection will have some problems with their sperm quality. Untreated Chlamydia can produce a yellowish pus discharge from the penis, and also trigger the inflammation of the scrotum, resulting in testicular pains, blood, and painful urination.

Any person who gets into contact with the penis discharge of a Chlamydia-infected man can also get the infection. If it gets into the eye, it can cause blindness.

It is important to not have sex with a Chlamydia-infected man as this will result in various complications such as Pelvic Inflammatory Disease or PID in women, conjunctivitis, cervicitis, lymphogranuloma venereum, and Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome.

How to stop the spread of Chlamydia

A male can protect himself from suffering from these severe complications by getting tested for Chlamydia early on. Chlamydia testing in men can either be a urine test or a swab test. He must visit and consult a doctor as soon as he believes he has acquired Chlamydia. He must refrain from having sex until he is completely treated from Chlamydia.

Sexually-active men are advised to get Chlamydia screening every year or before getting into a new sexual relationship. If possible, he should also convince his partner to get tested for Chlamydia and other STDs just to be safe.

Chlamydia symptoms in men are generally discreet, and they tend to not show up early on. Therefore, it is important to get a Chlamydia test to remedy the problem as soon as possible.