Treatment of STDs in Men

STD in men

At Raj Skin Clinic, Delhi we offer you best treatment & counselling for STDs and we highly respect your privacy. Dr Rajeev is an expert in diagnosis and treatment of STDs. 

Any sexually active man can get an STD, yet most of the STDs easily go unnoticed or mistaken for other conditions. It’s important to understand the risk and know the sign and symptoms of common STDs for sexually active men.

Genital Herpes

Genital herpes is an incurable disease, and once you contract it, you may experience periodic outbreaks throughout your lifetime. A genital herpes outbreak occurs when virus is reactivated from its dormant stage and often associated with periods of weakened immune system, skin wounds, fever, nerve damage or exposure to extreme climate conditions. Symptoms of genital herpes include painful ulcer, blister, itching and burning sensation on the penis, around anus and upper thigh.

Syphilis

Syphilis is curable in early stages but can cause serious and deadly complication if left treated. In tertiary stage, treatment can kill the bacteria, but it cannot reverse the damages caused to the internal organs. This is why treating the disease during its initial stage is so important.

The early stages of syphilis are most contagious, but the Symptoms are mild and often go unnoticed. The symptoms in men include painless sores (chancre) on the penis, anus and rectum. Chancre may also develop on the mouth, tongue, lips or any other part of the body that has come into direct contact with an infected sore. The chancre may heal in 3-6 weeks, but the infection persists, and the patient may pass it on to their partner unknowingly.

The terminal tertiary stage of syphilis damages the internal organs, like heart, brain, eyes, kidney and bones. The debilitating and life-threatening symptoms of tertiary syphilis include blindness, loss of motor skills, dementia and damage to the nervous system.

Chlamydia

The symptoms of chlamydia are usually mild or completely absent. Many individuals are not aware of their disease because of the silent nature of chlamydia. When symptoms appear, they typically present themselves 1-3 weeks after unprotected sexual exposure.

Men experience thick, yellow-white, milky or watery discharge from penis which may be associated with burning sensation during urination. Pain and swelling in testes may also occur. An untreated chlamydia infection in men can result in infection of urethra and epididymis. Symptoms of rectal infection may include rectal pain and bleeding.

Gonorrhoea

Gonorrhoea also does not always show symptoms. The infected person may not be aware of the infection. Symptoms in men include unusual painful urination and yellow or greenish white discharge from tip of penis. Untreated gonorrhoea can lead to serious complication like intense pain in testis and scrotum.

Genital wart

Genital warts, caused by HPV virus, are notorious for frequent outbreaks. In men, HPV infection can cause penile and anal cancer. They can also cause cancer in the cervix and cancer of the vulva.

Many times, genital warts go away but the virus stay in the skin and causes frequent outbreaks over the course of your life. Genital warts can be passed on to others even when there are no visible warts or other symptoms.

The genital wart in men may appear as a cauliflower growth on penis, scrotum, groin, thighs and inside or around the anus. Many times they may be very small and may not always be visible to the human eyes.

Genital Molluscum

Genital molluscum is caused by virus and is very annoying. The virus causes one or more small bumps on the thighs, buttocks, groin and lower abdomen or sometimes over external genital and anal region. People with AIDS or compromised immunity may develop extensive outbreaks of bumps. Molluscum contagiosum spread during any type of skin to skin contact or through contact with a towel or washcloth. Transmission through sexual contact is the most common form of transmission in adults. The most common complication is secondary infection by bacteria.

Genital Candidiasis

Yeast infections are usually associated with women, but men with type 2 diabetes may face an increased risk for developing penile yeast infection. In fact, many times type 2 diabetes in men is diagnosed for the first time after complaining of penile candidiasis. Common symptoms of candida balanitis include burning and itching around head of penis, which worsen after having sex, redness and swelling, small rash like bumps called papules, which may have pus, pain during urination or sex.

Men with diabetes may experience mare severe symptoms, including fluid build-up and ulceration of penis, as well as fissuring of the foreskin. Complications may include inability to retract the foreskin and narrowing of the urethra that makes urination difficult.