Symptoms in Men
sex organs are mostly outside the body (the genitals). This makes signs
easier to spot.
STIs are also known
as STDs (sexually transmitted diseases). But
can also infect the
mouth and anus and spread inside the body and damage the organs that
allow you to father a child. This damage can sometimes cause sterility—meaning you won’t be
able to have kids. Also, men may have fewer symptoms of
causes of STIs include hepatitis B, herpes, HIV and human papilloma virus (HPV). Bacterial
causes include chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis.So pay attention to your body. Learn what’s normal for you, and have any
STIs can only be completely prevented by not having sex. Proper use of condoms (male or
female) will prevent STIs but not completely.
What are the symptoms of STDs?
Common symptoms may include:
Discharge (fluid) or a drip from the penis or rectum, which can be yellow, white, green, or clear
or while having a bowel movement
warts or blisters
in or around the mouth, genitals, or rectum
Lumps or bumps on the genitals
Itching on or around the
Pain in the genitals or rectum
Keep in mind: You may not have any symptoms. So get checked if you’re at risk of STDs.