According to WebMD, the most common symptom is slow-growing open lesions, or “ulcers,” directly on the genitals in both men and women.
Interestingly, donovanosis is of four types, which can lead to different types of symptoms. These include:
Ulcerogranulomatous – sores that are beefy-red that become ‘highly vascular’.
Hypertrophic can lead to uneven borders and are typically fully dry.
Necrotic ulcers grow into the skin and can be bad-smelling and painful to touch.
Fibrous ulcers appear as painless scar tissue.