Chlamydia in men - symptoms and treatment

Chlamydia - one of the diseases, sexually transmitted infections caused by chlamydia.Men infected with them as often as women.The main route of transmission - sexual, infection occurs through sexual contact with an ill person or carrier of chlamydia.It is also quite likely child transmission during childbirth when passing through the birth canal of the infected mother.This way of infection is called vertical.The probability of infection by household (using other people's towels, linens and other items of personal hygiene) in males is extremely low, but still a way of infection can not be excluded completely.


  • 1 Symptoms of chlamydia in men
  • 2 treatment of chlamydia in men
  • 3 Complications and sequelae of chlamydia in men

Almost 50% of men, the disease is asymptomatic.The incubation period is 2-4 weeks.If chlamydia is manifested in the acute form, the man may disturb the following symptoms:

severity of symptoms can vary, they usually do not deliver a man of strong discomfort,

but after a while, they disappear, so the patient does not consider it necessary to consult a doctor.Disease meanwhile becomes chronic and can lead to serious complications and unpleasant consequences.

Almost all infections, sexually transmitted diseases are similar, the symptoms described above, therefore, will help to establish the causative agent only modern laboratory methods for diagnosis of sexually transmitted diseases.They allow you not only to identify pathogens, but also to choose the most efficient version of its treatment.

treatment of any form of chlamydia conducted using antibiotics.The most effective against chlamydia are currently considered to tetracycline antibiotics, fluoroquinolones and macrolides.If necessary, your doctor may prescribe a combination regimen with multiple drugs.The course of treatment an average of 10-14 days, but in advanced cases of the disease and may last for 3-4 weeks.

To improve the body's immune defenses, patients are advised to take multivitamin complexes, natural adaptogens, immune-boosting drugs.

As with antibiotic treatment may suffer a healthy intestinal microflora, patients are advised to take drugs containing bifidobacteria and lactobacilli (bifidobakterin, Lactobacterin, Linex, etc.).

If because of disruption of the normal balance of intestinal microflora is a violation of the digestive system, the doctor may recommend enzyme preparations (Mezim, Creon, pancreatin and others.) And hepatoprotectors (Essentiale forte, Geptral, Rezalyut).

During treatment, can not drink alcohol, it is advisable to follow a diet that excludes fatty, spicy, salty and sugary foods should also refrain from any sexual contact.Inspection and if necessary, treatment must pass all sexual partners of the patient.

In chronic and untreated chlamydia in men may develop serious complications.

Urethritis - inflammation of the urethra, accompanied by itching and burning in him, the appearance of mucous or purulent discharge, frequent urination.When the process is running may cause strictures (narrowing) of the urethra, this complication requires surgical intervention.

Chronic prostatitis - a disease in which there is inflammation in the prostate tissue, in severe cases can lead to impotence and infertility.

orchiepididymitis - inflammation of the epididymis, usually occurs in an acute form with fever, intoxication syndrome, pain in the affected testicle.The disease can lead to a narrowing spermovyvodyaschih and cell death pathways, producing male sex hormones necessary for the process of spermatogenesis, which subsequently leads to male sterility.

Reiter's syndrome - a disease in which there is a triad of symptoms: chlamydial arthritis, conjunctivitis and urethritis, in addition, it may result in skin.