You can recognize a Chlamydia infection in men by these symptoms


When one speaks of a Chlamydia infection, usually an infection by the bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis is meant. The Chlamydia family also includes Chlamydophila pneumoniae and psittaci. These two pathogens occur less frequently.

Chlamydia leads to infections of the eye and/or the urogenital system. With the exception of the two rare chlamydiae pathogens, they are transmitted during sexual intercourse. All forms are treated with an antibiotic from the class of tetracyclines. It is also important to treat the sexual partners. In the following you will learn more about the symptoms of a chlamydia infection in men.

Typical symptoms of a Chlamydia infection in men

Chlamydia infection in men can lead to urethritis, epididymitis and prostate inflammation. The classic symptoms of these diseases are: Symptoms of urethritis : Burning in the urethra Purulent discharge from the penis (“Bonjour drops”) Symptoms of epididymitis : Reddening, swelling and overheating of the testicles Pain in the testicles Painful urination, possibly painful urination Fever Symptoms of prostate inflammation: pain in the anus pain in the bowel movements painful urination, possibly fever and chills An asymptomatic course of chlamydia infection in men is also possible. – burning in the urethra

  • Purulent discharge from the penis (“Bonjour drops”)
  • Redness, swelling and overheating of the testicles
  • Testicular pain
  • Aggravated and painful urination
  • Possible fever
  • Pain in the anus
  • Pain in bowel movement
  • Aggravated and painful urination
  • Possible fever and chills


In the context of a urethritis caused by Chlamydia, there may be discharge from the penis as part of the urethritis. The outflow classically occurs in the morning before urination and is therefore also called “Bonjour drops”. The outflow can be watery or purulent.

Burning sensation when urinating

A burning sensation when urinating is also a typical symptom of a Chlamydia infection. This occurs in the context of urethritis. In addition to the burning sensation, pain and difficulty in urinating can also occur as part of epididymitis or prostate inflammation.

Testicular swelling

A swelling of the testicles is a classic symptom of epididymitis in the context of chlamydial infection in men. In addition to the swelling, there are other signs of inflammation such as redness, overheating and pain in the area of the testicles. There may also be swelling of the lymph nodes, especially in the groin. Another sign of epididymitis is that the pain subsides when the testicles are lifted. This is called positive Prehn’s sign.


Fever is not necessarily a classic symptom of chlamydia infection in men. However, it can occur in the context of an epididymitis or prostate inflammation. In addition to fever, other flu-like symptoms such as headaches and aching limbs, chills and tiredness can occur.