If a guy takes a close look at his manhood, he may notice the presence of male organ bumps. Not all men have them, but male organ bumps are fairly common. Many times – as with Fordyce spots, little light raised bumps – they are completely benign. But other times they can be a sign that a male organ health issue may be present. For example, mid-section HSV is sometimes accompanied by the presence of male organ bumps.
HSV in or around the male member in men (or the vulva in women) are known as midsection HSV and are caused by either HSV-1 (HSV simplex virus-1) or HSV-2 (HSV simplex virus-2). Midsection HSV is a common social disease; some 775,000 people in the United States acquire it every year.
This form of HSV is almost always transmitted through sensual contact. It may be spread from the midsection of an infected person coming in contact with those of a non-infected partner. Similarly, it can be passed on if a non-infected person performs oral sensual activity on the midsection of a person who is infected, or it could be obtained through fastidious sensual activity as well.
There are several symptoms that are classically associated with midsection HSV. The most common are the male organ bumps, which in this case usually take the form of blisters or lesions. These show up from 2 to 12 days after a person has become infected with the HSV virus. When these blisters appear, a person is said to have an “outbreak” of HSV. There usually is pain associated with the blisters. Sometimes there may also be fever, headaches, body aches, or swollen lymph nodes; these tend to be more pronounced during the first outbreak and less intense during subsequent outbreaks. Some people state that they can tell when a subsequent outbreak is coming because they experience pain in the midsection, posterior, or legs.
However, it is important to note that many people who become infected with HSV experience absolutely no symptoms. Unfortunately, that does NOT mean that they cannot pass the HSV virus on to someone else. And since they do not show any symptoms, it means they can do so with neither partner having any knowledge that the virus is being transmitted.
There can be complications associated with HSV. For example, a woman who is pregnant may pass HSV on to the child during childbirth, and this can lead to a potentially deadly infection in the child. HSV can also be especially problematic for a person with HIV.
The most effective way to avoid HSV is to be in a monogamous relationship in which both partners tested negative for HSV. However, this situation is not easily available for all people. Using latex protection when coupling helps significantly, but it is not foolproof, especially if the virus is present on areas not covered by the latex protection. Individuals who know they have HSV should avoid sensual activity when an outbreak is present or if they suspect one is imminent.
HSV cannot be cured, but it can be managed. Suppressive medications can help to reduce the number and/or severity of recurrent outbreaks.
Fortunately, most male organ bumps are not caused by HSV – and many are helped by maintaining proper male organ health. This is made easier by the regular use of a first class male organ health creme (health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin). Men should seek out crèmes that can maintain appropriate manhood skin care, such as those that contain not only a natural hydrator (vitamin E is one) but also a high-end emollient (such as shea butter). In addition, male organ skin can be strengthened if the crème contains a potent antioxidant, such as alpha lipoic acid, which can fight off oxidative stress by attacking excess free radicals.
Visit http://www.menshealthfirst.com for additional information on most common male organ health issues, tips on improving member sensitivity, and what to do to maintain a healthy manhood. John Dugan is a professional writer who specializes in men’s health issues and is an ongoing contributing writer to numerous websites.