STD Symptoms in Men

STD symptoms in men can be differ from person to person based on the category or stage of STD they have. Male STD symptoms can vary from mild ones to severe.  Many of the patients will notice changes in their body functioning like itching, penile pain or rash discharge. However, STDs  test can show normal symptoms like some non-STD diseases which makes it difficult for the doctors to recognize the actual disease. And mostly STDs do not show any symptoms at their initial stages, thus makes it difficult to be cured later.

So the simplest method to figure the STDs out in your body is to get knowledge about them. Here are some symptoms that you can see if you are having any STD.

Chlamydia- This is a bacterial infection which acts as silent STD. If you are having this disease, you will notice these symptoms within the period of 1 to 2 weeks.

  • Discharge from penis
  • Pain, bleeding or discharge from the butt
  • Burning and itching in your area
  • Redness and soreness of the mouth or throat
  • Pain while urination

Herpes- Unfortunately this is an incurable STD. Herpes shows symptoms such as painful open sores on genitals and blisters and this is incurable because it is a viral disease. Rather it can just be managed by using some anti-viral cures.

HIV- It is another viral STD which is incurable and it early symptoms are just same as that of a normal flu. It can only be managed when it is figured out at it early stage, otherwise it becomes incurable. People having this STD can live a life closer to normal life if their disease is recognized at its early stage, before their immune system is totally damaged.

It is a well said that “Prevention is better than cure!” So precautionary measures are good to adopt if you want to be saved from HIV infections. Likewise, regular checkup is a key to get secured from the incurable loss caused by these viral infections.

Gonorrhoea- It is also a bacterial STD test which does not show any symptoms at its early stages, thus is very difficult to be recognized and cured. And if you notice the symptoms, they will show up after 3-10 days of the disease. Symptoms could be a bit similar to those of Chlamydia. You can experience painful testicles. But the good part is it can be cured with the use some anti-biotic and injections. Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea are the most common STDs in men.

More common symptoms of STD in men:

  1. painful urination
  2. No signs at initial stages
  3. Itching
  4. Painful blisters on the genitals
  5. A rash on the penis, testicles, or groin
  6. Discharge
  7. Painful ejaculation

Less common symptoms of STD in men:

  1. Having a painless ulcer on the penis or testicles
  2. testicular swelling and pain
  3. Epididymitis which is painful swelling of path that carries urine
  4. High Fever
  5. Painful swelling at joints of body
  6. Sore throat
  7. Discharge, rectal pain, or bleeding

Find out more symptoms in this link: http://www.webmd.com/sexual-conditions/most-common-stds-men-women.