Male STD Overview
Another name for Male STD is Venereal Disease in Males.
What is venereal disease in males?
A male with a venereal disease has an infection that is spread through sexual contact. Venereal disease is usually caused by viruses or bacteria. Common causes of venereal disease include gonorrhea, chlamydia trachomatis, genital herpes and genital warts. About 5 percent of people in the US develop venereal disease each year.
What are the symptoms of venereal disease in males?
Symptoms of venereal disease in males include penile discharge, testicular pain, and rectal pain. Additional symptoms include pain during urination, abdominal pain, rash, fever, genital sores, genital ulcers, and genital warts.
How does the doctor treat venereal disease in males?
The treatment of venereal disease in males depends on the cause. Treatment may include antibiotics or antiviral medication. Sexual partners should also be evaluated by a doctor and treated.
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