What Are The Symptoms In Men If They HPV?
What are the symptoms in men if they have HPV? Since HPV is a very common virus, men can get it without even knowing it through sexual intercourse. Men who get HPV won’t have any symptoms or health problems. However, in case any health problems occur, you should pay close attention to the signs and symptoms. Unlike HIV, there is no test available for HPV. If you are experiencing the following four signs, you should get checked out by your doctor immediately. It is always better to be safe than sorry.
- Genital warts. If you have HPV, you may notice genital warts growing on your penis, testicles, groin, thighs or anus. The warts come in any size and shape. You might not feel any pain or irritations. It could take weeks or months for these warts to appear after sexual contact with someone who has HPV.
- Anal cancer. If you have HPV and notice anal bleeding, pain itching or discharge, you may have anal cancer. In your anal or groin area, you will feel the swollen lymph nodes. If there are dramatic changes in your bowel habits or the shape of your stools, you may have anal cancer.
- Penile cancer. If you have HPV, you may have penile cancer. At the very early stage, you will see changes on your penis such as its color, skin thickening, tissue build-up, etc. As time goes by, your penis will have painful and bleeding sore.
- Head and neck cancers. If you have HPV, you may have head and neck cancer. You will notice a sore throat or ear pain, coughing, trouble swallowing or breathing, and weight loss will happen as well. In addition, your neck will have lumps. Note that the constant hoarseness is a very good sign of neck cancer as it is directly affecting the vocal cords.