It’s not only women that are affected by chlamydia. Men can contract the disease too.
Chlamydia in men can cause some notable symptoms, including burning during urination, a discharge from the penis and, though much less likely, testicular swelling.
However, many male chlamydia sufferers lack obvious symptoms. Or, the symptoms can take weeks to manifest, during which time the disease may have be passed on to a partner, or have already wrecked in the host-body.
When the disease goes unchecked, it can travel up the male urethra, infecting the prostate and other organs.
When this happens the male sufferer can experience chlamydia-induced erectile dysfunction, a condition often brought about other physical and mental conditions, such as diabetes, hypertension, heart, or kidney disease and anxiety and depression.
Fortunately treatment for chlamydia is possible. Testing is painless and reasonably quick, involving a swab to the genital area, or a urine test.
- Many people with chlamydia have trouble getting and maintaining an erection.
- Untreated chlamydia can affect pregnancy chances, increase the risk of HIV and cause prostatitis.
- Condoms, dental damns, and the act of practicing sex safe can ward off chlamydia.
“If chlamydia enters the genital tract, it can spread to nearby organs.”