Intimate problems associated with various infections, cause discomfort, loss of reproductive function and a lot of trouble in his personal life. Men should be aware of the main symptoms of STDs in men, otherwise the valuable time required for quick and successful treatment may be missed.
Many people at least once in their lives were forced to consult a doctor with complaints of pain in the genital area. According to statistics, among those who have identified such ailments, there are 20% more men than women. But due to the physiological characteristics of the male reproductive system, the symptoms are less pronounced. Therefore, the stronger sex should be more attentive to their health.
What signs clearly indicate the development of STDs in men? It:
- burning and itching in the groin;
- rash, ulceration, redness of the penis or anus;
- frequent, painful and difficult urination;
- pain and swollen lymph nodes, especially in the groin;
- unpleasant odor and discharge from the penis;
- pain in intercourse;
In male patients, these conditions are most often diagnosed.
This disease makes itself felt in 1-4 weeks after infection with pain in the scrotum and perineum, discharge and disease process of emptying the bladder.
The incubation period of this infection can be one of the shortest among other STDs that appear in men - from 4 to 21 days. But it happens that the symptoms manifest themselves later or the disease is hidden. Trichomonas causes purulent discharge from the urethra mucous consistency.
Transparent discharge (not abundant), itching and pain "there" begin to bother 3-30 days after the infection was "caught".
At 3-7 days after infection in the patient's body, he sees a greenish-yellow hue, accompanied by pain and burning of the genitals.
This disease can occur without symptoms for 2 to 3 months. Then there are round hard sores on different parts of the body, skin rash. At the second stage of the disease arthritis, liver and kidney damage develops, at the third stage - pathologies of the central nervous system.
Mycoplasma after 1-2 weeks from the "start" of the disease causes inflammation of the entire urogenital system. Often the clinical picture of mycoplasmosis is identical to prostatitis, cystitis or urethritis. Perhaps a hidden flow.
If a person is infected with this disease, after 3-10 days the penis, anus or mucous membrane of the mouth swells up. Further, the tumor is transformed into a painful ulcer.
Penetrating into the body, for 3-12 days, the pathogen provokes irritation and ulceration of the external genital organs. The ulcers gradually heal. After 14 days or 1.5 months the lymph nodes are inflamed.
This known virus does not give clear, unambiguous manifestations. Discomfort can begin to bother men for 2 weeks or even 10 months in the form of vomiting, diarrhea, muscle pain, tonsillitis. The process of damage to the immune system takes about 10 years.
Please note that the symptoms of STDs in men are not always "eloquent." Therefore, you should contact the clinic with the slightest discomfort in the groin area, after unprotected sex with a "doubtful" partner, and also not forget about the annual checkup, strict intimate hygiene.
How to identify "sensitive" infections?
In addition to a medical examination, a patient with suspected STD must submit:
- general smear (bacterioscopy);
- ELISA (antibodies to the microbes that cause this inflammation are detected in the blood);
- analysis on the identification of bacterial pathogens in biological fluids, RNA or DNA (polymerase chain reaction);
- bacterial culture for the subsequent effective antibiotic therapy.
Diagnosis of STDs in men must be timely, otherwise the disease can become intractable, lead to the loss of the ability to have children. And some pathologies related to the sexual sphere, and at all threaten human life.
The strong half of humanity is even more than the weak, is susceptible to infection with venereal diseases. They not only cause suffering to the patient, but often threaten the health of people close to him. If the disease is detected at an early stage, in most cases it is possible to achieve a speedy recovery. Men are only required to be attentive and not risk their future.