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Can men get a pelvic infection? History of chlamydia. Pelvic swelling, no discharge, feeling hot

can men get a pelvic infection ? we have both been treated for chlamydia a year and a half ago which came from him, i got a pelvic infection from the chlamydia so had extra meds to clear it however in the last few months my partner has been getting pain in his pelvic area it swells and feels hot and he struggles to walk with out it hurting he is passing urine ok and does not have any discharge .
Asked On : Sun, 5 Aug 2012
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Pathologist and Microbiologist 's  Response
Hello and welcome to HCM,
Yes, it is possible for men to get pelvic inflammatory disease with chlamydia.
The chlamydial infection can get transmitted from male to female and vice versa.
Chlamydia is known to cause chronic pelvic inflammatory disease.
A chronic pelvic pain in the absence of any discharge is suggestive of prostatic infection, epididymal infection or testicular inflammation. or a combined inflammation of both epididymus and testis (epididymo-orchiditis)
Prostatic massage needs to be done to look for any evidence of prostatic infection.
An ultrasound of the testis and epididymus needs to be done to look for any mass formation.

Thanks and take care
Dr Shailja P Wahal
Answered: Wed, 28 Aug 2013
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