Self-examination of genital organs is a simple examination that you can do it on your own in order to determine some symptoms that can indicate presence of sexually transmitted diseases. Of course this doesn’t mean that you can do a diagnosis. What you find doesn’t necessary have to be a sign of some disease, but it is a good sign that you have to visit the doctor and get some advice. Sometimes these signs disappear but this doesn’t mean that you are cured. Keep in mind that if you had sexual intercourse without protection you had sex with all the people that had sex with your partner. Even if you didn’t have sex with anyone it is good to know that sexually transmitted diseases can be transferred without sexual intercourse by touch or blood contact.
Self-examination of male sexual organs begins with examination of the mouth of the urethra on the glans penis. In case you are not circumcised pull the foreskin down. Carefully look the glans and see if there is any redness, bumps, blisters or wounds. After that see if there are any warts (they appear like the warts on other parts of the body). Those who are not healed on time can grow up and start looking like cauliflower creations. If you notice any of these things you should go to your doctor. Furthermore, check your penis to the root and look for the same things that were mentioned previously. When you get to the root, separate the pubic hair and check your skin underneath. For the places that are hard to reach use a mirror. After that gently touch your testicles and see if there is any swelling or soreness. Sexually transmitted diseases can cause sharp pain and burning sensation during urination accompanied with discharge. In these cases you must visit your doctor as soon as possible.
When it comes to women, self-examination starts from the mons pubis down. Using a mirror is very helpful. First of all separate the pubic hair. Carefully look for blisters, redness, lumps and wounds. After that look for any warts that look no different than the warts on the other parts of the body. Ones that are not treated can cause a lot of trouble and that’s why you must visit a doctor if you find any of these signs. After that, examine the fold of the skin around the clitoris. Look if there are any of the signs mentioned before. Continue with the labia and around the mouth of the urethra. Deeper self-examination is not advised. Of course there can be other changes in the vagina that can take place deep in the vagina or in the womb but these areas should be examined by a doctor. Another sign of possible sexually transmitted disease presence could be a vaginal discharge, pain and burning sensation while urinating and a constant feeling of itching. If you are sexually active visiting the doctor should be a regular practice because it is the only way to prevent these diseases.