When it comes to STDs or sexually transmitted diseases, herpes is considered to be one of the most prominent of all. This illness is recognized to affect both the oral and the genital regions of both men and women. This disease is caused by a virus known as the herpes simplex virus that is spread through sexual contact. However, the condition is usually left unrecognized or even undiagnosed. This is probably due to two reasons which are the mildness of the herpes outbreak or/and the misleading signs and symptoms of herpes to another type of ailment or illness. Although both gender exhibit similar symptoms, women do have lesions that men do not exhibit. Here are some more of the early signs of herpes in men.
One of the earliest signs of herpes is the experience of no symptoms at all. Some men do experience a short period of being asymptomatic, while others may even not have any symptoms at all. However, the length of being asymptomatic varies on a case to case basis. This is usually affected by the strength of the man’s immune system. However, in case symptoms will occur, this will usually happen from 1 to 2 weeks post becoming infected. Up until now, it is still unknown as to what delays or even hastens such virus to react in the body; nevertheless, this can occur anytime the virus has gained access into our system. Once the first outbreak has already happened, the individual can now expect to have frequent short outbreaks. It is also mentioned by the American Social Health Association that despite not having any signs or symptoms of this disease, the person infected can still transmit the disease or the virus to other people.
However, if we would like to know what are the early signs and symptoms of herpes in men, below are some of the most common body reactions.
It is said that men doe exhibit similar symptoms with women except for some of the lesions. This is why men are also capable of experiencing itching or burning feeling in the genital or anal area. He is also prone to having flu-like symptoms such as headaches, fever, malaise or body weakness and muscles aches. Glands in the body will also become swollen and pain can also be felt in the legs, buttock and the genital area. Some may also have to endure painful urination. Although sores are common only in women, some men may also have these symptoms in mild condition. These are usually located on the penis and also on the mouth. These are just some of the early signs and symptoms of herpes in men. Even though most men are asymptomatic, it is still very ideal for all males to become very cautious and careful in doing sexual activities with people in order to prevent or avoid the fast transmission of the herpes virus.