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What are the signs of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in males?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Most of the time, STIs don’t have symptoms. But a burning sensation when you pee can mean gonorrhea, chlamydia, trichomonas, or another STI (all treatable with antibiotics), and burning plus tender blisters/scabs on your penis my mean herpes (treatable but once there, it stays forever). Nontender bumps can mean HPV, while nontender ulcers, or open sores, may mean syphilis or chancroid. You should see a doc about any unusual symptoms, but also make it a point to never miss your regular annual exam--more frequently if you’re sexually active. A urine test can ID some STIs, and it’s completely pain free.
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