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Chlamydial Urethritis - Male

Overview

Chlamydial urethritis – male is a STD (sexually transmitted disease) that involves infection of the urethra. Urethra is a tube that helps in draining out urine from the bladder.


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Causes

In males, Chlamydial urethritis is basically caused by Chlamydia trachomatis, the bacteria. It has been observed that gonorrhoea and chlamydia often occurs simultaneously. Those persons who have multiple sex partners are sexually active are at the greatest risk from getting affected from the condition.


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Signs & Symptoms

Chlamydial urethritis in males shows various symptoms like:

  • Difficulty in urination like burning sensation or pain, etc
  • Abnormal discharge from the penis
  • Swelling in the urethra
  • Tenderness and swelling in the testicles

It is noteworthy to disclose that sometimes infection does not show any kind of symptoms. Therefore, regular check-up is the only way through which the infection can be diagnosed in the males.

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Prevention

Having monogamous relation, practising safe sex, etc are few ways that reduce the risk of Chlamydial urethritis. From time to time, it is necessary to go for medical check-up for other STD’s like HIV, syphilis, etc as Chlamydial urethritis – male infection to a certain extent may cause other STD’s also.


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Treatments
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Fortunately, the condition of Chlamydial urethritis – male gets treated easily and completely. Basically, antibiotics like azithromycin, erythromycin, quinolones and tetracyclines are given to the sufferers. It is necessary to treat both chlamydia and gonorrhoea together in both sexual partners in order to prevent back and forth passing of infection.

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