Top 8 Common STDs in Men: Signs You Need To Visit A Health Clinic in Malaysia for Screening

Did you know that the history of STD’s can be traced back to ancient civilisations? The first mentions of sexually transmitted infections can be found in ancient Egypt. It also can be found in Greek and Roman literature. Unfortunately, there was no evidence of proper cure or prevention in these times.

What Is STD’s?

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs for short) are infections that are passed on from one person to the other during sexual contact. STDs pass from one person to another through vaginal, oral, and anal sex. They also can spread through intimate skin to skin contact. STDs don’t always cause symptoms or may only cause mild symptoms. Therefore, it is possible to have an infection and not know it.

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We here at Universal Clinic are the leading Men’s Health Clinic in Malaysia and specialise in STD checks and treatment. As a men’s health clinic, we take pride in providing STD education and information. Knowing what to look out for can help you address STDs before they cause long-term harm to the individual or spread within a community. Let’s start off with the most common STD warning sign to look out for and move on to the 8 most common STD’S for men living in Malaysia.

Most Common STD’s Warning Sign in Men

  1. Abnormal penile discharge Any kind of discharge could be a sign of an STI, especially chlamydia or gonorrhoea.
  2. Pain During Urination Pain during urination is a common symptom of STD’s that infect the urinary tract. Stinging, burning and itching sensations can occur. This may also include the need to urinate more frequently.
  3. Lumps, Bumps and Lesions Blisters or sores in the genital area, mouth or anus, swollen lymph nodes in the groin, ulcers and rash on the penis and skin growth are all possible signs of and STD infection.
  4. Swollen and painful testicles Inflammation and swelling of the testicles can be caused by STDs such as gonorrhoea or chlamydia. There may also be pain and a sensation of heaviness.

8 most common STDs for men living in Malaysia

  1. Chlamydia

    Chlamydia is a bacterial sexually transmitted infection (STI) that usually spreads through unprotected vaginal, oral, and anal sex.Most people with chlamydia don’t have symptoms, which means you may not know if you or your partner has it. If you do have symptoms such as painful urination or penile discharge, best to visit a men’s health clinic near you.
  2. Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) 1 & 2

    Herpes Simplex is a viral disease and there are two types of HSV:
    • Herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) causes oral herpes, which usually affects the mouth and surrounding skin but can also affect the genital region.
    • Herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) typically causes genital herpes, usually sexually transmitted
    There is no cure for HSV but it can be managed with oral antiviral medication.
  3. Syphilis

    Syphilis is a bacteria STI that can cause painless ulcers in the anal and genital regions and rashes on the body, palms of the hands and soles of the feet although approximately 50% of people infected have no symptoms.Syphilis has 4 stages: primary, secondary, latent (hidden), and tertiary (late) and is treated with intramuscular antibiotics.
  4. HPV

    Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI) in the world. There are over 100 types of HPV and it is divided intoHigh Risk and Low Risk Types. High risk strains can cause penile, throat and anal cancer but this is uncommon. Low risk strains can cause genital warts on the penis, scrotum, inguinal region, throat, and anus.Genital warts can be removed with topical agents, freezing or Radiofrequency laser removal.
  5. Gonorrhoea

    Gonorrhoea is a bacterial sexually transmitted infection (STI) that affects both men and women.Men are at higher risk of getting gonorrhoea than women, and they also tend to experience more severe symptoms than women but sometimes they may not experience any symptoms.The most common symptoms of gonorrhoea in men include:
    • Urethral discharge
    • Painful urination
    • Painful ejaculation
    • Swollen or tender testicles
    • Rectal symptoms
  6. HIV

    HIV or human immunodeficiency virus is a virus that causes AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome). It is transmitted mainly through sexual intercourse, mother to baby during pregnancy or birth and lastly via blood exposure (blood splashed onto mouth, eyes, face or needle-stick injury).HIV symptoms in the early stages of the infection 2-4 weeks, mimic almost the same symptoms as a flu. Some people in fact also describe this as the worst flu they have ever experienced.Commonly experienced symptoms include body aches and pain, lethargy, swollen glands, ulcers and sore throats, rashes and even fever chills and night sweats.
  7. Ureaplasma

    Ureaplasma is caused by Ureaplasma urealyticum bacteria. It can affect both men and women.Males with ureaplasma bacteria could experience the following symptoms:
    • A painful, burning sensation when urinating
    • Urethral dischargeSimilar to other bacterial infections, it can be treated with oral antibiotics.
    If left untreated it can cause infertility.
  8. Mycoplasma

    Mycoplasma is a sexually transmitted infection that infects predominately the urethra and is contracted by having unprotected oral, vaginal or anal sex with someone else who has the STI.Unfortunately, due to it often presenting no symptoms, many people are unaware that they have the condition allowing it to spread easily.In men M. genitalium infection causes urethritis (infection of the urethra, the urinary canal leading from the bladder to exit at the tip of the penis). Symptoms may include watery discharge from the penis and burning sensation in the penis when urinating.

What Does A Men’s Clinic Do?

What do you do if you get one of the symptoms described above? Where do you go? Many men are reluctant to seek treatment due to the sensitivity of the issue. Some try to treat the issue at home with traditional remedies. Is it possible to treat STD at home? The simple answer is no. You should visit a professional doctor instead because if the infection is not treated properly it can lead to complications. Visiting a Men’s health clinic would be your best choice because not all clinics can handle STD related issues. Men’s health clinics like Universal Clinic have experts that will diagnose and successfully treat any STD related issue. Preventive measures and prophylaxis will also be discussed during treatment.

Visit A Male Health Clinic Nearest To You

Most insurance does not cover for STD testing or treatment. The cost of visiting a Men’s health clinic can vary depending on the type of test and treatment needed. Universal Clinic offers affordable treatment which is custom made to suit your needs. We even have a 0% interest free installment payment plan. Universal clinic offers unique STD treatment such as HPV wart removal, Herpes Simplex and HPV suppression therapy and eradication therapy for all bacterial STD’S with specific antibiotics. Come visit us here to know more about Universal Clinic’s STD treatment.
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