Symptoms Of STDs In Men
The symptoms of STDs in men vary according to which disease they are infected with. The unusual nature of STDs causes some not to produce symptoms. The best guideline to follow is seeing your physician for regular check ups and making an appointment immediately if you or your partner think your might have an STD.
- Abdominal and testicular pain. Abdominal and testicular pain can be present as symptoms of STDs in men. These symptoms are common with Chlamydia.
- Fever. Fever can be present with any viral or bacterial illness, but fever is typically seen in the early stages of HIV. Along with the fever is fatigue, headache, sore throat and a rash. These symptoms of STDs are particular to HIV, so if you experience them, see a physician as soon as possible.
- Lesions, sores, blisters or warts on your genitals. This symptom is common with herpes and genital warts. Considered to be symptoms of STDs in men, any lesions found on your genitals should be examined by a physician. Herpes can present as small blisters, filled with fluid, that can pop and ooze. Genital warts vary in size and color. Syphilis also begins as a sore on the genitals, mouth or rectal area.
- Swollen lymph glands. Experiencing swollen lymph glands can be a symptom of STDs in men. This symptom can be found with herpes, Syphilis and HIV. Swollen lymph glands can be related to other illnesses; however, if you have other STD symptoms, you should consult a physician.
- Penile discharge. Discharge from the penis is a classic symptom of STDs in men. This symptom is common with Gonorrhea and Chlamydia. The discharge varies in color but can be green, yellow or brownish-red. There may or may not be an odor.
- Itching. Intense itching can be an STD symptom with herpes and genital warts. Herpes lesions often create itchiness in the groin, genital and anal areas. Genital warts also can be itchy as they grow and spread.
- Burning during urination and/or frequent urination. Burning while urinating and frequent urination can be related to a bladder infection. However, these symptoms are also common with Chlamydia, Gonorrhea and herpes. If you experience problems urinating, you should see a physician. Let your doctor know of any other symptoms of STDs, too.
- Pain during sexual intercourse. Pain during intercourse is seen more often as a symptom of STDs in women, but it can occur in men, too. This symptom is common with Gonorrhea and Chlamydia.