There is a whole variety of sexually transmitted diseases that can affect both genders. Depending of the particular STD, symptoms and signs as well as incubation period of each and every infection varies a lot. The infection is easily spread via unprotected sexual contact with an infected person.
Symptoms of Chlamydia in Men
The problem with chlamydia infection is that it is in many cases asymptomatic. The symptoms and signs affect only a small number of all patients. This is why chlamydia infection can be easily spread because people have no symptoms and signs of the infection, they think they are healthy and chose not to use proper protection. If there are symptoms and signs of chlamydia in men they include abnormal discharge form the penis, pain in the testicles and burning sensation while urinating.
Symptoms of Genital Herpes in Men
This STD typically features with formation of tiny little blisters which can develop individually or form clusters. In men these blisters affect the penis and can also spread to the nearby tissues. Apart from skin changes infected men suffer from fever, fatigue, headache and muscle pain. Once the infection occurs it tends to reoccur. Unfortunately, there is no cure for genital herpes and symptoms and signs can be only alleviated with symptomatic treatment.
Symptoms of Gonorrhea in Men
Gonorrhea is a bacterial infection and in men it leads to discomfort in the penis, a thick white, yellow or green discharge from the penis and pain or burning sensation when urinating. In many men gonorrhea does not have to feature with any symptom at all. This is a curable condition. Both partners must be treated at the same time.
Symptoms of Hepatitis B in Men
In people suffering from hepatitis B the symptoms and signs include mild fever, headache, muscle ache and joint pain. Patients are tired and may additionally complain about the pain in the abdomen. There is also nausea and vomiting present. Jaundice is one more characteristic of hepatitis B.
Symptoms of HIV infection in Men
Men suffering from HIV generally do not have any symptoms at all for 10 years or more. One of the features of the disease is extreme fatigue. Additional symptoms include rapid weight loss, frequent low-grade fever and night sweats. Men suffering from HIV are also prone to yeast infections. The skin and mucous membrane may be covered with red, brown or purplish blotches.
Symptoms of Genital Warts in Men
Genital warts in men are in a form of small, hard and painless bumps that typically affect the penis and may also spread to the anus. These skin lesions can fuse and form large skin changes that resemble cauliflower.
Symptoms of Syphilis in Men
In initial stage of syphilis the disease features with a painless sore called chancre. There may also be several sores and they affect different parts of genital area. In case the illnesses is not diagnosed and treated it progresses into the secondary stage. In this stage the skin is covered with specific skin rash and there is a swelling of lymph nodes as well as several more symptoms such as headaches, sore throat, muscle aches etc. In the latent phase there are no symptoms and the tertiary stage of the disease leads to a serious damage to many organs such as the central nervous system, heart, skin, bones, liver etc.