STD Symptoms in Men
Symptoms as a result of a sexually transmitted disease (STD) are diverse and often difficult to diagnose accurately. Indeed, STDs can remain asymptomatic for long periods of time, and many men who contract an STD never realize it. What’s more, when STD symptoms do manifest, they may appear very similar to other common medical conditions such as acne or the flu. Still any of the following issues could indicate the presence of an STD:
- Pain/stinging during urination
- Pain/stinging during intercourse or ejaculation
- Bumps on the genital area
- Penile discharge
- Genital itching
- Lesions, sores, or chances on the genital region.
In addition, some men may experience STD symptoms that only develop over time, or that only appear infrequently. Some of those symptoms include:
- Rashes on the genitals, palms, or feet
- Sore throat
- Testicular pain
- Testicular swelling
- Rectal pain
The presence or lack of any of these symptoms does not necessarily indicate whether or not someone has an STD. The only way to know for sure is to get tested at a specialized STD testing facility. It’s important for all men who are sexually active to get tested regularly. Even in asymptomatic form, STDs can cause a myriad of health issues.