Symptoms of male sexually transmitted diseases: Sexually transmitted diseases are any type of disease transmissible through sexual intercourse and activities. They are mainly spread between sexually active partners. A partner with the infection can transfer to his/her partner through blood or body fluids like semen, vaginal secretions, and saliva exchange.
Pathogens in the blood and body fluids get into the uninfected and quickly invade the body. bacteria, fungus, virus and parasites are most common disease causing pathogens responsible for the cause and development of Sexually Transmitted Infections, (STIs/STDs)
Bacteria, fungi and other disease causing organisms will multiply quickly in the body with 2-14days.
During the multiplication stage, patients are likely to show some common signs and symptoms. This is as a result of the change in the body’s normal functioning.
Pathogens invading the body will interferes with the body’s immune system, break down cells and weaken your body’s immune system almost rendering its ability to fight infections futile.
In this article, you will come close the various and most common and dangerous Sexually transmitted diseases and infections , methods of transmission, treatments and precautions and and some preventive measures to put across from contracting sexually transmitted infections. You will discover the various types of Sexually transmitted diseases and its signs and symptoms.
Some common sexually transmitted diseases in men
- Hepatitis B
- Genital warts
- Genital herpes
- HPV(human papilloma virus)
Other infections can be transmitted through any form sexual intercourse including anal, penile vagina sex, and oral sex, however, they are not categorized as Sexually transmitted diseases or infections. This is because these pathogens can develop in your body without coming into contact with an infected person. Example is the candida infection or yeast infection normally refers to as thrush.
Candida or yeast in women however shows symptoms similar to some type STDs. Candida develops and multiply in your body and causes serious symptoms. The fungus candida can be transmitted to men during oral and vagina sex. Candida transmission can occur both in heterosexual or homosexual partners.
Common signs and symptoms of STDs in men
The following symptoms and signs have been medically reported and recorded. You may be suffering from Sexually transmitted Infections if you have one or more of these symptoms;
Symptoms of Chlamydia may include;
- penile discharge usually cloudy or watery and with odor
- pain or cramps in the testicles
- itching and burning in the urethra
- pain during urination
- swollen testicles
Untreated Chlamydia can leads to infertility issues, and increase your chance of contracting Human Immune Deficiency syndrome, HIV.
Symptoms of Gonorrhea includes;
- unusual discharge from the penis normally white or yellow in color.
- pain and burning when urinating
- swelling of the foreskin
- pains and tenderness in the testicles
- frequent urination
Untreated Gonorrhea increases your chance of contracting other STDs like HIV and can invade other parts of the body like the joints and blood. this can cause serious health implications in the future.
Symptoms of Syphilis
- painless sores in the affected area (mouth, anal area)
- hair loss
- sore throat and swollen nodes
- muscle aches
- a white green or yellow discharge
Note: syphilis can clear away even without treatments but will back in about years with mild symptoms and complications.
- unexpected weight loss
- sore throats and painful mouth ulcers
- rashes on the skin
- night sweats
Symptoms of Hepatitis B
- loss of appetite
- nausea and vomiting
- weakness and fatigue
- muscle and joints pain
- dark urine
- abdominal cramps
- jaundice (yellow skin and white eyes
- light colored stools
Symptoms of Trichomoniasis
- abnormal penile discharge- can be thick, frothy and have green or yellow color
- fishy penile discharge
- discomfort when urinating
- itching and burning on genitals
- redness and soreness on the effected area
Symptoms of genital warts
- Itching on the affected area like inner thighs and anal area
- flesh-colored growth on the affected area like anus and inner thighs
- irregular urination
- flesh like growth may occur in your internal organs
Symptoms of genital herpes
- itching and burning on the affected area including inner thighs and anal section
- abnormal penile discharge
- sores in the mouth, on tongue and foreskin
- painful blisters on the tongue.
- swollen glands
- fever and headache
- pain in the leg,buttocks or testicles
- pain and burning when urinating
Treatments in men
Treatments are usually best done health professionals. There should a test showing clearly that you have the disease before treatment can be done. Not all sexually transmitted diseases are curable. T his means that whiles some can be treated with medications, some are only managed by medications.
Bacterial Sexually transmitted diseases will be treated by bacterial antibiotics, most of which comes in oral, injections or suppositories.
Sexually transmitted diseases caused by virus, such as the herpes can be treated or managed by anti viral drugs. HIV can also be prevented from developing in the body by antiviral medications.
Your doctor and health professional will be able to detect and treat all sexually transmitted disease.
Prevention and Precautions
The use of condom is best known method or preventing you and your partner from spreading sexually transmitted diseases. Always practice sex. Keep in mind that not all STDs can be prevented by condoms, however knowing the status of your partner can help with some type infections.
Do all STDs show signs and symptoms?
Keep in mind that some STDs may be asymptomatic, thus showing no symptoms at the time of the infection however you must not rely only on signs or symptoms to be sure if you have contracted the infection.
HIV which is known to be a life threatening or chronic STDs, has been reported to have some emergency medications that can be given to a person who have an unprotected sex or thinks he/she might have contracted the disease. These emergency drugs is effective within 48hour. It works by stopping the human deficiency syndrome from spreading and invading through to your body.
If you have unprotected sex with your partner or someone you do not know about their health status, quickly visit the health facility to get screened. Either way you can be sure if you have the infection and treatment be done immediately to avoid spreading to other potential partner(s) and prevent you from developing complications in the future.
Kindly take note that various types, diagnosis, symptoms and treatments for all sexually transmitted diseases and infections cannot be contained in the scope of this article and must not be used in place of medically proven reports.
Information provided here is for educational purposes only and must not be a substitute for professional medical advice. Always consult your doctor or healthcare provider if you are seeking medical advice, diagnosis, and treatment. Monuji does not provide medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.