Genital herpes, or herpes simplex virus 2 (HSV-2), is a sexually transmitted disease that causes sprouts in the genitals of humans. Once contracted, the virus remains in the body, latent until an outbreak is triggered.
Outbreaks can occur anywhere a couple of times a year, up to two or three times a month.
HSV-2, is much more common than most people think. There are several estimates of the rate of infection in the world, with some authorities believing that the number is about 1 in 5 people currently carrying the HSV-2 virus.
This shows us that it is really alarming that people of active sexual age are not informed about the consequences that can lead them to not having responsibility with this area of their life.
It is important for men to know the symptoms of male genital herpes. Despite what you may have heard, herpes is quite manageable, and patients can lead a normal life, if they can identify the disease and get the proper treatment.
The symptoms of male genital herpes will be different from person to person, and many sufferers will not show any symptoms at all. However, if a man is showing signs of herpes, they may show some or all of the symptoms we will name below:
Symptoms of genital herpes
- Tingling and itching in the genital area, not only in the penis but the entire area, including anus, crotch.
- Outbreaks of blisters or blisters in the genital area. These protrusions may be so small that they could be mistaken for simple grains or large blisters the size of a coin. The blisters often break in such a way that the liquid they possess inside goes out to contaminate other areas of the body.
Hence the importance of taking care of this aspect, trying not to irrigate the liquid from the blisters to other areas of the body to prevent new infections in healthy skin.
- Flu-like symptoms such as fever, fatigue, headache, dizziness and pain in the extremities or tiredness (which is not always the case)
- The lymph nodes that are in the English can be affected and are shown to be thus inflamed.
- Pain or burning during urination
If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, it is possible that you may be infected from the virus, as these symptoms are very common when you have genital herpes, and you should see your doctor right away.