When one hears the words yeast infection, one naturally tends to think of the condition as a woman’s problem. However, unknown to many, save for the unfortunate gent that has experienced the pain and discomfort associated with the disease, yeast infection is just as likely in men as it is in women. Given the prevalence of knowledge and general emphasis placed on the female counterpart, this article will serve as an introduction to what a male yeast infection is. In other words, after reading this article, you’ll know whether you need to visit your primary doctor post-haste. After all, if you’ve never heard of this condition, how would you know what is happening to your body other wise? According to yeastinfectionadvisor.com, “most men will go through life never knowing that they have a yeast infection because there is a preconceived notion within the medical community that men do not get them.” I don’t know about you, but these findings certainly frighten me. If the disease is placed on the back-burner “no pun intended” in the medical field, how many men do you think will really know they have the condition. It makes you think long and hard every time you had a difficult time in the commode, doesn’t it?
Male Yeast Infection: What is It?
Want to know the easiest way to find out if you have a yeast infection? Easy! Drop your drawers and check out your mini-me. All jokes aside, just as in women, this disease is centrally located in the genitals. Not the prettiest topic to discuss, but definitely one that warrants attention. According to the Mayoclinic, the quickest way to determine whether you have a yeast infection is to examine the penis, specifically the tip. If there is a reddish rash, or burning sensation present upon contact, then you can be sure of two things. One, there is definitely a problem. Two, you might have a yeast infection. Might? Yes, might. There are a host of sexually transmitted diseases out there, many of which display similar symptoms. However, if you have these symptoms, you should more than likely be aware that the situation is not normal and that you could very well have a male yeast infection.
The male yeast infection is not as uncommon as you might think. Instead of ignoring the symptoms out of ignorance, as well as running the risk of spreading the condition to your partner, it would be wise to go to your doctor. Also, given the fact that most doctors will tend to out rule the possibility due to the condition being primarily associated with women in the medical field, be vocal when discussing your concerns. You could end up educating your doctor. You might be the 1st male patient they have ever seen that has the condition. You could even become a doctor yourself. Ok I got carried away with the last part, but I hope you get the general message that male yeast infection isn’t some made up story to tame men. It’s an actual condition that can cause real pain.