What to do When You Think You Have an STD

Do you suspect you have an STD? Most men aren’t as open to discussing STDs as women. Sexually-transmitted diseases are always a sensitive topic, which always gets in the way of getting the right treatment. Getting the right treatment is crucial to managing STDs to increase the chances of getting the STD under control, and also to prevent the spread of STDs.

Signs and Stymtoms of Common STDs

Most sexually-transmitted diseases in men are asymptomatic in the first few days. The most common symptoms that manifest in the early stages are always incessant itching, pain, redness and/or sores. AS the infection progresses, it may have certain fluid discharges which are completely uncommon in the male organ. If you manage to have any of the symptoms, make sure to set an appointment with your doctor to have yourself properly tested.

What Happens Next?

Tests for STDs may involve blood tests, biopsies, urinalysis, and fluid tests may be done by the doctor based on your symptoms. After identifying your type of infection, your doctor will recommend the appropriate treatment, and the expected duration of your treatment. It is critical for the success of your treatment that you follow the doctor’s orders to the letter. You would then need to inform your past sexual partners that you may have an STD and that they should get themselves tested.

Can You Have Sex While You Are Being Treated For STDs?

Yes, you can. However, it is illegal to recklessly transmit an STD. Some states require that you inform your partner that you have an STD prior to having sex. Safe sex is still key, and wearing a condom is a must. Certain types of STDs are not limited to transmission only through sex; some can be transmitted through skin-to-skin contact, or through fluid exchange. If you still choose to have sex, make sure  that you are completely in control of the situation to prevent infecting your partner.

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