There are two different types of herpes. Herpes simplex 1 is called oral herpes, and herpes simplex 2 is called genital herpes. Both of these types are highly contagious, but genital herpes is more serious. When they are contracted by men, they come with various symptoms.
One of the early signs of herpes is the body going through temperature extremes. A fever followed by chills is commonly seen.
The body can become very weak. There can also be aches and pains felt in the muscles and head.
In the initial herpes stage, the skin can become irritated and red in the genital areas. Small blisters can also develop.
Lymph glands in the area of the neck and genitals can become swollen and painful.
There are a couple symptoms that can be seen in the penis. Urination can become painful and a discharge can develop.