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September 07, 2021

Most common STD symptoms in men

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are more common than you think. Very often men may not realize they’re infected, because it is very likely to have no symptoms. However, that doesn’t mean that it is not affecting their health!

When symptoms are there, they can include:

  • pain or burning during urination
  • a need to urinate more frequently
  • pain during ejaculation
  • discharge from the penis, colored or smelling discharge
  • bumps, blisters, or sores on the penis or genitals

Common STDs in men:


Common symptoms are pain or burning during urination, pain in the lower abdomen and/or penile discharge. Keep in mind that most people don't experience symptoms!

Genital herpes

Common symptoms are itching, tiny fluid-filled blisters or red-colored bumps, and ulcers. Mental note, it is possible to spread or contract herpes even if there are no symptoms.

Genital warts caused by HPV

Symptoms may include small areas of swelling around the penis and itching around the penis. Genital warts are usually treated with a medication that’s applied directly to the warts. They can also be removed surgically if medication doesn’t work.


Common symptoms might include burning during urination, yellow or green discharge, and pain in penis and testicles. Gonorrhea treatment is usually a regimen of two antibiotics.


Symptoms may include fever, rash, sore throat, and swollen lymph nodes. Symptoms worsen as HIV infection progresses. HIV isn’t curable, but it can be treated to stop the virus from copying itself and taking over body cells. Nowadays, people following medication regimens can have a very high life quality.


Symptoms are rare in men, but can include itching on the penis, painful urination, and penile discharge. Trichomoniasis is easy to cure and is usually treated with one dose of antibiotics.

Know your status, get tested!

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