Chlamydia is a common sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by the bacteria Chlamydia trachomatis. It can affect both men and women, but it’s more common in young sexually active adults.
Symptoms of Chlamydia in Men
Many men with chlamydia don’t have any symptoms, which is why it’s sometimes called a “silent” infection. However, some men may experience:
- Pain or burning sensation when urinating
- Discharge from the penis
- Testicular pain or swelling
- Painful bowel movements (less common)
If left untreated, chlamydia can cause serious health problems, such as infertility or chronic pelvic pain.
Testing and Treatment for Chlamydia in Men
The only way to know if you have chlamydia is to get tested. At Nao Medical, we offer discreet and confidential STD testing for men. Our experienced healthcare providers can perform a urine test or a swab test to detect chlamydia.
If you test positive for chlamydia, don’t worry. It’s easily treatable with antibiotics. Your healthcare provider will prescribe antibiotics that you’ll need to take for a certain period of time, depending on the severity of your infection. It’s important to take all of the antibiotics as prescribed, even if you start feeling better before you finish the medication.
After you’ve been treated for chlamydia, you should get retested in three months to make sure the infection is gone.
Preventing Chlamydia in Men
The best way to prevent chlamydia is to practice safe sex. Use a condom every time you have sex, including oral and anal sex. Limit your number of sexual partners, and get tested regularly for STDs, especially if you have a new partner.
If you think you might have been exposed to chlamydia or any other STD, get tested as soon as possible. The earlier you get tested and treated, the better your chances of avoiding serious health problems.
Book an Appointment at Nao Medical
If you’re concerned about chlamydia or any other STD, don’t hesitate to book an appointment at Nao Medical. We offer fast, convenient, and affordable STD testing for men in NYC, as well as treatment for a variety of men’s health issues. Our telemedicine services make it easy to get the care you need, when you need it.
Q: Can chlamydia be cured?
A: Yes, chlamydia can be cured with antibiotics. It’s important to take all of the antibiotics as prescribed, even if you start feeling better before you finish the medication.
Q: How is chlamydia spread?
A: Chlamydia is spread through sexual contact with an infected person. It can be passed from one person to another through vaginal, anal, or oral sex.
Q: Do I need to get tested for chlamydia if I don’t have any symptoms?
A: Yes. Many people with chlamydia don’t have any symptoms, so it’s important to get tested regularly if you’re sexually active. This is especially true if you have a new sexual partner or multiple sexual partners.
Q: Can I get chlamydia again after being treated?
A: Yes. It’s possible to get reinfected with chlamydia after being treated. That’s why it’s important to use condoms and get retested regularly.
Q: What should I do if my partner has chlamydia?
A: If your partner has chlamydia, you should get tested as soon as possible. You should also avoid having sex until both you and your partner have completed treatment.
Q: Can I get tested for chlamydia at Nao Medical?
A: Yes. Nao Medical offers discreet and confidential STD testing for men, including chlamydia testing. Book an appointment today.
Chlamydia is a common STD that can cause serious health problems if left untreated. If you think you might have chlamydia, don’t hesitate to get tested and treated. Book an appointment at Nao Medical today to take control of your sexual health.
Disclaimer: This blog post is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.