Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), formerly known as sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), usually cause symptoms such as itching and discharge in the penis, sores in the intimate region, or burning when urinating.
To identify this type of infection and prevent complications, it is important that men with an active sex life consult a urologist at least once a year, so that it is possible to carry out an evaluation of the reproductive system and, thus, possible diseases to be treated quickly.
As these are sexually transmitted infections, it is important that both the affected man and his partner or partner are also treated, so that the person does not get the disease again. Also, to prevent these infections, it is important to have protected sex using a condom.
Itching is very common in STIs such as genital herpes, proctitis or pubic pediculosis and is usually associated with infections.
Genital herpes is an infection located in the genital area that, in addition to itching, can also cause symptoms such as redness, pain or burning and blisters, which then become sore.
Proctitis, on the other hand, is an inflammation of the rectum and anus, which can be caused by infections, and pubic pediculosis, an infection caused by a parasite popularly known as “annoying” and which, in addition to itching, can cause sores and discharge.
Redness of the skin is a common symptom in infections such as genital herpes, HIV, cytomegalovirus infection or pediculosis pubis.
HIV is a virus that destroys a person’s immune system and, although at an early stage a person may not show symptoms, one of the symptoms caused by the infection is redness in skin lesions, which can be associated with other symptoms such as tiredness, loss of heaviness, fever and sore throats.
Redness can also be a symptom of cytomegalovirus infection, which can have other symptoms such as fever and yellow skin and eyes, however the development of infection occurs most often when the immune system is weaker.
The pain caused by sexually transmitted infections depends on where the infection manifests itself. Genital herpes usually causes penile pain, gonorrhea and genital chlamydia infection cause pain in the testicles, and proctitis causes pain in the rectum.
Gonorrhea and chlamydia infection are infections caused by bacteria and have other symptoms such as discharge and pain or burning when urinating.
Blisters, or vesicles, can appear in infections such as genital herpes, molluscum contagiosum, HPV, lymphogranuloma venereum, or pediculosis pubis.
Molluscum contagiosum is a viral infection that causes pink or pearly white blisters. On the other hand, lymphogranuloma venereum is characterized as a bacterial infection that causes blisters that later develop into wounds.
The blisters that appear in HPV are known as warts and are shaped like a small cauliflower.
5. Wounds on the genital organ
Sores on Organs genitals are common in infections such as genital herpes, HPV, syphilis, lymphogranuloma venereum, proctitis and pubic pediculosis, but they can also be present in the mouth or throat if these regions have been in contact with secretions. from the infected partner or partner.
Syphilis is an infection caused by a bacteria, which leads to the appearance of sores on the penis, scrotum and groin, in some cases, and which can lead to the appearance of other symptoms such as tiredness, fever and sore waters.
The presence of discharge can also be indicative of STI’s, especially infections such as gonorrhea, chlamydia, proctitis or trichomoniasis.
In the case of gonorrhea, the presence of yellowish discharge similar to pus may be noticed and, if there has been oral or anal contact with the infected person, pain in the throat and inflammation of the anus, for example, may occur.