Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are embarrassing infections which takes place due to indulging in unsafe sexual activities. Any individual can get affected with an STD infection including straight, single, gay or married. Signs of STDs appear in men in any cases including anal sex, oral sex and vaginal sex. The signs and symptoms of STDs in men are not major. If you observe signs that you are affected with STDs infection then immediately seek for medical help. If you able to identify the symptoms of STDs, it will help you to treat these infection at earliest. Therefore the symptoms of STDs in men are listed below to become you aware about the STDs symptoms and to get rid of infection as early as possible.

• Human immune deficiency virus (HIV):-
The HIV virus is considered life threatening. When this virus attacks the immune system of healthy body, it makes immune system weak and susceptible to other infection induces by opportunistic pathogens. The symptoms like sore throat, fever and swollen lymph nodes are commonly observe and early symptoms of HIV, which buildup just within 2-6 weeks of infection. There are other symptoms of HIV as well which includes mouth sores, diarrhea, fatigue and rashes which buildup around after 9-10 years of initial infection.

• Herpes:-
The herpes is one kind of viral infection and is induces by herpes simplex virus (HSV). The HSV-1 and HSV-2 often contributes to genital herpes. This infection spread through direct contact with mouth or genitals of a person who has been infected with the virus through foreplay, kissing and oral sex. Common symptoms of herpes in men include one or more blisters on the penis, testicles or around the anus, thighs or buttocks. These symptoms are extremely painful and take around 5-6 weeks to cure completely. The initial outbreak of herpes blisters is considered extremely painful and this condition can be recurring several times.

• Syphilis:-
Syphilis is known as most dangerous sexually transmitted disease as it is associated with Life threatening HIV. It raises the risk of developing HIV when infected with syphilis. Syphilis is one kind of bacterial STD and it spreads through oral, anal or vaginal sex. The symptoms of this infection have four different phases. Hence, extremely small, firm, painless sore, swollen lymph nodes are most common symptoms primary syphilis in men. Whereas, they symptoms of secondary syphilis includes swollen lymph nodes, sore throat, tiredness, headache, skin rashes particularly on soles of feet and on palms of hand. The skin rashes disappeared on its own after short period. But there are some cases in which people reached to forth stage also if this infection is not treated on time. In last stage syphilis can induce severe complication such as damage to the heart, bones, joints, liver, nervous system brain and other various parts of the body. Besides these in forth stage if it left untreated it can even contributes to numbness, paralysis, dementia, blindness and even result in death as well.

• Gonorrhea:-
It is a bacterial infection and it affects to throat, anus and urethra. It is spread due to contact with an infected partner and it transmitted through anal, oral or vaginal sex. Most often it does not carry any symptoms. But commonly observe symptoms includes pain while urinating, swollen testicles and green, yellow or white discharge through penis. These symptoms of STDs take around 2-30 days to buildup after initial infection. If these symptoms are not treated on time further contributes to epididymytis. This medical condition is known to be severe condition of the testicle ducts and that result in infertility in men.

• Chlaymydia:-
The bacteria called Chlamydia trachomatics are responsible for causing Chlamydia STDs. According to research this infection is highly notice in American men. The person suffering from this infection may includes symptoms like swollen testicles, burning sensation while urinating and penile discharge, itching and burning around the penis. These symptoms develop within 1-3 weeks after initial infection. This infection is transmitted through anal, oral and vaginal sex when person has infected with chlaymydia.

• Hepatitis B:-
It is one type of hepatitis and it occurs due to hepatitis B virus (HBV). This virus induces severe inflammation of the liver. One can affected with hepatitis by coming in touch with a blood or bodily fluids of a person who is infected by the virus. Most people infected with hepatitis B always do not carry symptoms. If the symptoms does not treated on time it damages liver severely. The list of common symptoms of hepatitis B includes vomiting, nausea, and loss of appetite, low grade fever, jaundice, feeling lethargic, muscle, joint pain and aches.

• Other common STDs in men:-
There are numerous sexually transmitted diseases which can affect men. Hence the list of other commonly observed STDs include cytomegalovirus, scabies, pubic lice, trichomoniasis, genital warts or human papillomavirus and so on.

There are certain precautions which need to be follow strictly by every individual in order to overcome the symptoms of STDs in men. You should never indulge in unsafe sexual activities. Practicing safe sex is a key factor to avoid STDs. Give more preference to monogamous sexual relationship and always stay away from indulging in sex with multiple partners. Always use condoms while sexual intercourse as it ensures safe sex. If possible go for regular check-up or at least once in a month and examine possible infections. The above mentioned signs and symptoms of STDs are extremely painful and unpleasant infections. If all the above mentioned signs and symptoms are left untreated may result in severe complication like life threatening cancer and even infertility as well.

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