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Chlamydial urethritis - male

  • Treatment

    Chlamydia can be treated with a variety of antibiotics, including:

    • Azithromycin
    • Erythromycin
    • Quinolones
    • Tetracyclines

    Both sexual partners must be treated for both gonorrhea and chlamydia to prevent passing the infections back and forth. Even partners without symptoms need to be treated.


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    Expectations (prognosis)

    Antibiotic treatment is usually successful.


    Complications

    Narrowing (strictures) of the urethra may occur. This may require surgery to correct.

    The infection may come back (recur) if you do not take your medicine as directed, or if your sexual partners are not treated.


    Calling your health care provider

    Call your health care provider if you have symptoms of a chlamydia infection.