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Posted on Sun, 30 Dec 2018
Question: why is their swelling around my meatus, it tender to touch, and i can constantly feel a bit of irritation. is it chlamydia or herpes, what is it?
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Answered by Dr. Dorina Gurabardhi (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Probably chlamydia infection, a urinalysis is needed for confirmation.

Detailed Answer:
Hello and welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service.
I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

I understand your concern.

I reviewed the attached picture.

In my opinion, the symptoms seem to be related to chlamydial infection, which is an STD.

I recommend you to do a urinalysis to confirm the diagnosis.

If the diagnosis is confirmed prescribed antibiotics may be needed.

The preferred medication, in this case, is Azithromycin which is a prescription based medication.

The symptoms will go away in a week after the treatment.

Hope I have answered your query.
Let me know if I can assist you further.


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Follow up: Dr. Dorina Gurabardhi (16 hours later)
hi, well over night the irritation has gone away, the meatus is not sore or anything anymore, is this normal with chlamydia?
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Answered by Dr. Dorina Gurabardhi (4 hours later)
Brief Answer:
It is not normal for chlamydia, symptoms probably due to friction.

Detailed Answer:
Hi again dear,

It is not normal for chlamydia that the symptoms fade away overnight.

The symptoms in chlamydia want approximately a week of treatment to go away.

So, your symptoms can be related to friction during intercourse.

Anyway, I would recommend you to exclude chlamydia through a urinalysis.

Hope it helps dear.

Take care,

Dr.Dorina Gurabardhi
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Brief Answer: Probably chlamydia infection, a urinalysis is needed for confirmation. Detailed Answer: Hello and welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice. I understand your concern. I reviewed the attached picture. In my opinion, the symptoms seem to be related to chlamydial infection, which is an STD. I recommend you to do a urinalysis to confirm the diagnosis. If the diagnosis is confirmed prescribed antibiotics may be needed. The preferred medication, in this case, is Azithromycin which is a prescription based medication. The symptoms will go away in a week after the treatment. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.