What Are STD Symptoms and Signs: Common STDs Found in Men & Women

STD - United States (on August 17, 2015 02:04 AM)

What are STD symptoms? Is a question asked by many people who want to know if their health problems are related with any STDs (sexually transmitted disease). If these people know that what are STD symptoms they can easily recognize their health problems and get rid off a STD, if they have it, to avoid the dangerous health complications all STD can create, through a timely diagnosis and treatment.


 

This article will help you know all about; what are STD symptoms? so that you can compare your health problems with the STD symptoms easily and learn if you have an STD or some other infection.

 

What are STD symptoms?

To find the answer to the question; what are STD symptoms? we will learn about the symptoms of common STDs because they are almost the same for all STDs. Learning about these symptoms is always helpful but in order to diagnose the exact STD a medical test of a physical examination by a doctor or health specialist is necessary.

 

The STD symptoms of common STDs are;

 

Chlamydia STD Symptoms:

STD symptoms of chlamydia vary in both men and women because of difference in the male and female anatomy. However, the most common chlamydia STD symptoms in both men and women are:

 

  • Feelings of discomfort or burning while urination.
  • Discharge from the penis.
  • Discharge from the vagina.
  • Feelings of pain in the lower abdomen.
  • Feeling unusual pain in the vagina while having sex.
  • Feeling pain in the testicles.

 

Gonorrhea STD Symptoms:

Gonorrhea often occurs with chlamydia. So just like chlamydia, the symptoms of gonorrhea vary in both men and women because of difference in the male and female anatomy. The most common symptoms of gonorrhea are;

 

  • Colored or white discharge from the vagina or penis.
  • Feeling pain in the lower abdomen or the pelvis.
  • Feeling a burning sensation while urination.
  • Abnormal bleeding between periods.
  • Bleeding while having sex.
  • Burning in the throat (due to oral sex)
  • Itching in the anus (due to anal sex)

 

Syphilis STD Symptoms:

Syphilis has four stages of development and each stage has different symptoms. These stages are;

 

The first set of symptoms are painless sore on the genitals, rectum, or mouth. These are also known as chancre. The second stage symptoms of syphilis is a rash. Third stage syphilis has no symptoms. Fourth stage syphilis develops in the form of Neurosyphilis (brain damage) , cardiovascular syphilis (heart damage) and gummatous.

 

Crabs (Pubic Lice) STD Symptoms:

It is pretty easy to spot crabs as they are visible insects that infest the pubic hair or other hairy parts of the body. They lay eggs which are also visible. Crabs cause severe itching.

 

Bacterial Vaginosis STD Symptoms:

Symptoms of bacterial vaginosis are;

 

  • Colored or white discharge from the vagina.
  • Feeling a burning sensation while urination.
  • Foul smell from the vagina.

 

HPV STD Symptoms:

HPV causes warts or bumps on the anus, cervix, scrotum, groin, thigh, or penis depending on the nature of the sexual activity.

 


HIV STD Symptoms:

HIV symptoms are;

 

  • Fever and Fatigue.
  • Swollen lymph nodes
  • Diarrhea.
  • Weight loss.
  • Cough
  • Breathing problems.

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