Men Chlamydia Urethritis Diagnose and Treatment
Men chlamydia urethritis may not as popular as chlamydia trachomatis that attacking genital area. However, men need to be aware of it as well. First of all, doctor will held a test to examine and diagnose whether there is chlamydia urethritis infection or not. The test will need to take urine sample to prove the presence of chlamydia organism. Another needed sample is the the urethral discharge by swab test.
It is important to differentiate chlamydia and gonorrhea. The test procedure will be started by swab the penis head with alcohol or sterile agent. After that, the cotton swab will be inserted into urethra at top of the penis area. Fluids or discharge will be collected to be examine. The examination of urethral discharge is important to find out your infection cause.
Men chlamydia urethritis treatment
Treatment that commonly given to chlamydia urethritis patient is antibiotic medication. Once you got positive diagnose then you and your partner will need to be treated together. Your partner treatment will be needed to avoid any reinfection. It is simply because, no proper treatment will make your sexual partner passing the bacteria back and forth several times.
The common antibiotic for chlamydia urethritis are azithromycin, doxycycline, erythromycin, ofloxacin and levofloxacin. Usually, the antibiotic will be given for about 5 up to 10 days. However, CDC also suggest to take a higher dose of 1 gram of azithromycin to gain more effective treatment. Infection will be healed after 1 or 2 week of treatment. Beside that, you are abstain from any sexual activity at least 7 days after treatment completed.
Men chlamydia urethritis complication
Without proper treatment, chlamydia urethritis patient will have severe health complication such as pain and infection near testicles area, prostate gland infection, infertility and stricture. Stricture here means a condition where urethra gets narrowed because of the infection inflammation. Unluckily,men often do not showing any symptom. That is why, taking a regular test and diagnose will help you to earlier recognize the symptom.
Men chlamydia urethritis prevention
The risk of getting chlamydia urethritis will be higher if you are sexually active. At least, using condom in your sexual practice will decrease the infection spreading. Another important step to consider is taking a routine screening for sexually transmitted disease. These two ways will provide additional protection from men chlamydia urethritis.