Male STD

May 15, 2018 Source: Internal - Yilin Zhang | External Source: https://www.medicinenet.com

On one morning, you wake up and go about your usual business. You go to the washroom, ready to relieve yourself, and feel pain while urinating. Other times, you may see a curious lesion on your genitals. You panic, and wonder what might be going on. There are many causes of your symptoms, some are innocent while others require treatment. In this blog, we will focus on the guilty-sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).

STDS are infections caused by bacteria, parasites, or viruses and transmitted through sexual contact. Some may be cured by antibiotics while others may persist and are incurable. Some common types of STDs affecting men include chlamydia, gonorrhea, genital herpes, and trichomoniasis. Herpes may contribute to the growth of genital lesions while gonorrhea/chlamydia may cause urethritis (inflammation of urethra leading to pain during urination).

Men who are sexually active are at risk of contracting STDs. Use of condoms during sex can reduce the chances of transmission, however protection is not 100%. If you have questions about protection or are currently diagnosed with a STD, feel free to visit our clinic physicians. We offer a diverse group of physicians in specialties ranging from urology, infectious diseases, and men’s health.