Signs That You Have An Std

Signs That You Have An Std       Sexually transmitted diseases or STDs are infectious conditions that occur due to transmission of disease causing pathogens through sexual activity including vaginal, anal or oral intercourse.

      Important among these include Chlamydia, Herpes, Hepatitis, HIV/AIDS, Gonorrhea, Syphilis, Public lice and Chancroid. Many times, infections like HIV and HPV are asymptomatic for a prolonged period of time. Hence, it is difficult to diagnose such infections. Each of these diseases differs with respect to the infectious agents but almost have a similar kind of symptoms.

       Listed below are some of those common symptoms that indicate the presence of a STD.

  1. Abnormal vaginal discharge associated with foul smell and severe itching around the vaginal area.
  2. Irregular bleeding from the vaginal region other than the one that occurs at the time of menstruation. An unusual discharge from the penis also indicates the presence of a genital infection.
  3. Intense pain during urination and also during vaginal or anal intercourse.
  4. Sore throats in people inclined for oral sex and anal pain in people who have or had anal sex.
  5. Appearance of a scaly rash on the palms and on the soles.
  6. Dark-colored urine associated with dull-colored stools.
  7. Painless red sores in and around the genital area, anus, and oral cavity. One can suspect the presence of an STD on the appearance of blisters and soft, flesh-colored warts around the genital area.
  8. Symptoms such as unexplained weight loss, frequent fatigue and unusual infections are characteristic of HIV/AIDS.

Appearance of any of the above symptoms in association with fever and body aches indicates the presence of a STD. Hence, it is important to consult a physician immediately in order to initiate a detailed evaluation and further treatment.

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