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Common STDs in Men

Posted on Dec 28, 2015, 4:57:39 PM by healtheo360

Did you know that in 2014 that more men (91% cases) than women (9% cases) diagnosed with Syphilis?

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Commons STD 1# Chlamydia

Chlamydia is a bacterial STD that can be transmitted various ways during anal, vaginal, or oral sex with someone who is infected with Chlamydia. Many people who become infected with this STD don’t ever display symptoms.

Symptoms for Men:

• Pain when Urinating
• Penile Discharge
• Swollen Testicles
• Lower abdominal pain

If you have these symptoms, you may need to see your doctor as soon as possible. If you are diagnosed with Chlamydia your doctor will prescribe you with oral antibiotics. With this treatment, you should be cleared from this STD within a week or two.

Commons STD #2 Gonorrhea

Gonorrhea is a bacterial infection that can affect the anus, throat, or urethra. This infection can be transmitted various ways during anal, vaginal, or oral sex with someone who is infected with Gonorrhea.

Symptoms for Men:

• A green, white, or yellow discharge from the penis
• Anal itching
• Painful bowel movements

Once diagnosed with this infection, you will be treated with prescribed antibiotics, which will help clear away this STD.

Commons STD #3 Hepatitis B

There are many forms of Hepatitis, but Hepatitis B is common among men. Hepatitis B causes inflammation of the liver. You can contract this infection by bodily fluids or blood of someone who is infected with the virus.

Symptoms for Men:

• Loss of appetite
• Nausea
• Vomiting
• Feeling sluggish

There are treatments for acute and chronic Hepatitis B infections. For patients with acute Hepatitis infections, they are normally treated with their doctor telling them to drink a lot of fluids and get an adequate nutrition. For those with chronic Hepatitis B infection you may have various treatments such as antiviral medications or liver transplant. If you think you have Hepatitis B, do not wait and go to your doctor immediately.

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Commons STD #4 Herpes

Herpes is a viral infection that is caused by the Herpes simplex virus, and affect individuals orally which is HSV type 1 or by their genitals which Is HSV type 2. Herpes is transmitted direct with the mouth or genitals of someone who has been infected with the virus through sexual intercourse, oral sex or kissing.

Symptoms for Men:

• Blisters on the lips, tongue, gums, and other parts of the body
• Swollen lymph nodes in the groin
• Tingling, itching, or burning of skin in area where the blisters will appear
• Fever

Treatment for oral Herpes a topical anesthetic is prescribed to the patient for there blisters and they are also suggested to drink plenty of fluids. Treatment for genital herpes are antiviral drugs that your primary physician will prescribe for you after diagnosis.

Commons STD #5 HPV (Genital Warts)

Human Papillomavirus also know as HPV is one of the most common STDs for both men and women, and usually gives no sign or symptoms. HPV can be spread through skin-to-skin contact, and commonly transmitted through anal, oral, and vaginal sex.

Symptoms for Men:

• Genital warts (flat and flesh-colored or cluster of tiny bumps cauliflower shaped)
• Warts in the mouth or throat

There are no treatments for HPV infected men that do not show symptoms or signs. Doctors will treat the health problems that are associated with the Human Papillomavirus.

Commons STD #6 Syphilis

Syphilis is one of the most known bacterial sexually transmitted diseases. This STD can be transmitted through anal, oral, or vaginal sex. There are 4 phases of Syphilis the primary, secondary, latent, and tertiary. In every phase there are various forms of symptoms.

Primary Symptoms:

• Very small, painless sore, usually on the penis, anus, or lips.
• Sore typically heals without treatment
• Swollen lymph nodes in the area near the sore

Secondary Symptoms:

• Sore throat
• Headache
• Tiredness
• Skin rash found on the palms or soles of feet, but does not itch.
• Enlarged Lymph nodes

Latent Syphilis:

• No symptoms are present in this stage
• Signs and symptoms may never return, but this phase may progress to tertiary.

Tertiary Syphilis:

• Lack of coordination
• Blindness
• Paralysis
• Dementia

There is no home remedies or over-the-counter drugs to cure syphilis. But it can be easily cured within its early phases. But do not wait to receive treatment or a diagnosis. If you have any signs of any of these symptoms, make an appointment with your doctor or go to our local physician right away.

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Sources:
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