Chlamydia in Men – Confidential Treatment in NYC
STD Testing: What You Need to Know
Chlamydia Infection in Men
Chlamydia is a common sexually transmitted disease in both men and women. Because many people have no symptoms, you can get infected by a partner who does not know that he or she has chlamydia.
Symptoms of Chlamydia in men
Most men who are infected with Chlamydia do not have any symptoms and can transmit the infection to their partners without knowing it. It is estimated that only 10% of men who are infected with Chlamydia develop any symptoms.
Some men may develop urethritis. Urethritis is an inflammation of the urethra; typical symptoms include difficulty with urinating, burning with urination or blood during urination. Men may also develop proctitis (inflammation of the rectum) as a result of Chlamydia infection. In women, chlamydia infection is usually asymptomatic but can cause vaginal discharge, pelvic pain, and problems with getting pregnant.
Testing for Chlamydia Infection in Men
Effective tests are available to test for chlamydia in men. While urethral swab can be used to test for chlamydia; a less invasive option is to simply test a urine specimen.
Treatment of Chlamydia infection in men
Effective treatment for chlamydia infection in men is available. Your doctor at New York Urology Specialists will prescribe an appropriate course of antibiotics as recommended by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control).
What Else Do You Need to Know About Chlamydia Infection in Men?
Men who are at risk for chlamydia are also at risk for other sexually transmitted diseases and should also be tested for gonorrhea, syphilis, and HIV at a minimum. At New York Urology Specialists we also test for hepatitis, ureaplasma and mycoplasma infections.
Sexually active men are also at risk of getting HPV (human papilloma virus) infection, a common STD. HPV vaccination is available and recommended to all adult men under age 45. Men older than 45 may also choose to get vaccinated.
Scheduling Appointments for Chlamydia Testing and STD Testing at New York Urology Specialists
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STDs are Treatable in Nearly Every Man and Woman
At New York Urology Specialists, our urologists are specially trained in the evaluation and treatment of sexually transmitted infections (STI). We understand the challenges that STDs such as chlamydia, herpes, gonorrhea, and ureaplasma create for our patients, their relationships, and their self-esteem. We help you find an effective treatment for your symptoms that may be caused by STD, UTI or another cause.
Urologists are doctors specializing in the treatment of infections in men and women caused by sexually transmitted diseases as well as bladder infections (UTI). By the virtue of our experience and skill, we are able to offer an effective treatment option for nearly every man and women with urinary problems and bladder control problems.
We treat some of the most complex STD problems including:
- Persistent urinary urgency
- Frequent recurrence of genital warts
- Frequent recurrence of herpes outbreaks
- HIV prevention
- Genital warts in the urethra
- Treatment of infections when antibiotics do not work well
- Testing for urinary ureaplasma and mycoplasma.
Schedule an Appointment with Dr. Shteynshlyuger:
Dr. Alex Shteynshlyuger is a fellowship-trained board-certified urologist with expertise in evaluation and treatment of urological problems in men and women using modern effective and proven treatment methods. He is highly recommended by top primary care physicians in the New York area. If you or someone you know has been experiencing urological symptoms, make an appointment to take advantage of Dr. Shteynshlyuger’s expert advice. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.