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Which symptoms does chlamydia cause in men?

Dr Louisa Draper

"Chlamydia can cause unusual discharge in men, but more often remains symptomless. If you think you may be infected, you need to get tested."

Dr Louisa Draper

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Chlamydia is the most common sexually transmitted disease (STD). Although it can be easily treated, it often remains symptomless which is why it has been termed as the ‘silent infection’.

Common misconceptions about chlamydia in men

Myth: Male chlamydia always causes symptoms.

Truth: Chlamydia is often symptomless - this goes for men and women.

Myth: Chlamydia can only make women infertile.

Truth: Chlamydia can also have a negative impact on male fertility, as it can lower the sperm count and damage the quality of the sperm.

Myth: Chlamydia is not very common in men.

Truth: Chlamydia is a very common STI with over 200000 new diagnoses per year (in the UK alone). It is particularly common between the ages of 15 - 24.