STD Signs And Symptoms To Watch Out For

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STD Signs And Symptoms To Watch Out For

23 April 2021
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If you have a sexually transmitted disease (STD), you may not be aware of it. Some STDs have symptoms that mimic other things like a yeast infection, or you may have symptoms and not be aware that they could be an STD. If you are having unprotected sex or multiple sexual partners and you aren't practicing safe sex, you could end up with an STD. Read on for a few signs and symptoms to watch out for if you suspect you have an STD.

Unusual Discharge Or Foul Odors

If you have unusual discharge coming from your vagina that is an odd color or if you have foul odors coming from your vagina, you may confuse it with a yeast infection, or it could actually be chlamydia. Chlamydia may not make an appearance right away after having unprotected sex, it may not appear until a few days or weeks later. You may also have other issues such as pain during sex, abdominal pain, or bleeding and spotting in between periods. 

Genital Blisters

If you have blisters in your genital area, you could simply have a heat rash, or you could potentially have genital herpes. Genital herpes are sometimes painful and can itch, especially in the genital area or around the anus and on the thighs as well. If you have pain during urination, along with these blisters, you may have genital herpes. If you've had unprotected sex recently, you should have these blisters checked out by your gynecologist.

Painful Urination

If you are experiencing pain during urination, especially when accompanied by painful, heavy menstrual bleeding during your menstrual cycle, along with pain during sex and thick discharge, it could be gonorrhea. Gonorrhea is caused by having unprotected sex and can affect both men and women alike. If you have these symptoms combined, you should consult your gynecologist to be treated for this STD.

If you are having unprotected sex, especially if you are having sex with multiple partners, or your partner is having sex with multiple partners, you could be setting yourself up for an STD. Keep an eye out for any of the signs or symptoms listed above. Always practice safe sex and be open with your partner if you are having sex with other partners. Make an appointment for a pelvic exam with your gynecologist to be diagnosed and treated properly. Visit an OBGYN like one at Naples Ob-Gyn