With sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) reaching all times high figure, all genders are equally at risk. Males and females can have common sexually transmitted infections (STIs) but there are some male-specific STIs. In any case, the affected person has to undergo a special test that checks for any infection or disease. This article discusses how male STD works. Please continue reading to learn more about it.
What is an STD Test?
Like other disease and infections, a sexually transmitted disease may or may not have any physical signs or symptoms. Due to this reason, some people are not aware of the fact that they actually a have an STD. This leads to spread to other people that are sexually or non-sexually related to those people.
That is why doctors recommend a routine STD test to be on t safer side. It is a requirement for those who are sexually active and indulge in any kind of sexual relationship – vaginal, oral, and anal. Even touching the genitals or the clothes that are exposed to the genitals can make a person contract an STD.
Male STD Test Procedure
Some common symptoms of STDs are enlisted below:
Weird discharge from the penis
Burning when a person pees and/or having to pee a lot
Itching, pain, irritation and/or swelling in your penis or anus
Sores or bumps on and around your genitals, thighs, or butt cheeks.
Flu-like symptoms like fever, body aches, swollen glands, and feeling tired.
You may already know that there are many STDs and professionals use different methods to test if a particular disease exists. In some cases, only the blood sample is enough to perform STD test. In some case, sample of saliva is enough to perform the test. In some cases, advanced testing is required and cells or tissues from the affected area might be required.
Male STD Test: Final Verdict
Whether you are sexually active or not, you can still be exposed a serious STD. So keep vigilant of the physical symptoms of all STDs to be on the safer side. Some STDs do not even have physical signs. So it is in your interest to undergo routine STD tests. If you have not had this test in a while, visit a provider at the earliest to know how you are doing. So book an appointment with your clinic and happily live ever after.