AROUND 25-50% of male chlamydiacases go unnoticed, so it’s important to know the symptoms to look out for.
Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by a tiny bacterium, chlamydia trachomatis.
It is the most common STI in the UK and the number of cases is till rising year-on-year.This could partly be due to the fact that the average number of sexual partners per person has increased – therefore risk is higher.The disease is often dubbed the “silent epidemic” because it can be a symptomless condition.
This is why the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention recommend that all sexually active people go for an annual check-up.
However, there are some common symptoms men can look out for, although they can be difficult to spot because they may be infrequent and random.
The most common warning signs in men include:
1.White, cloudy or watery discharge from the tip of the penis
2.Pain, discomfort or a burning sensation when urinating
3.Inflammation, tenderness and pain in and around the testicles
Male symptoms of chlamydia don’t just show up in the genital area.The STI can also occur in the throat, eyes and rectum (depending on how it is transmitted).