What are the symptoms of Sexually Transmitted Diseases or STDs?


STDs or Sexually Transmitted Diseases, because the term suggests, are largely sent out from one individual to the other while having sexual intercourse. Science has recorded 25 such STDs having different degrees of symptoms. These diseases are spread through vaginal intercourse, oral sex or anal sex. But, it is not essential that Sexually Transmitted Diseases will be passed on to some other human beings via a sex. Various different infections also form portion of STD.

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Listed below are the symptoms of a few widely known Sexually Transmitted Illness:

STI or Sexually Transmitted Infection like Chlamydia causes unpleasant symptoms like unusual discharge from the genitals or genitals that results in a strange smelling discharge (not in all cases however). This is sometimes stubborn and may refuse to get cured if not taken appropriate care.

  • Soreness in the personal organs
  • Occurrence of strange lumps or sores
  • Itching and soreness in the anus while passing urine
  • Backaches and headaches
  • Inflamed glands accompanied by pyrexia.
  • Non-itchy rash
  • Discomfort or pain while indulging in sex.
  • Symptoms similar to influenza.
  • Abdominal distress

The above listed points point from the typical symptoms that individuals suffering from Sexually Transmitted Diseases may have. Let us discuss a few more diseases in particular and know that the symptoms in detail.

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Bacterial Vaginosis or BV is caused by an imbalance in the bacteria within the vagina. When the flora gets disturbed, by and largely because of an active sex life, the vagina secretes a white or yellowish discharge. But this disorder is not directly linked to sexual stimulation and researchers are still developing case studies to understand what exactly causes this. Sexual activity can, therefore, be known as a potential trigger. This disease can’t be passed to a man from a woman carrier.
Chlamydia is the most widely occurring sexually transmitted disease. Inspired by a bacterium that infects and damages that the cervix, urethra and the rectum in women, it’s transferred from the male genitalia to the female vaginal area. The signs of the disorder appear in one to a week’s time.

Pubic lice are just another condition of a Sexually Transmitted Infection where the increase of lice happens mostly on coarse hair region such as the genitals, genitals, eyelashes or armpits. These yellow-coloured lice sometimes can be seen moving on the skin. This cannot be transmitted from toilet seats or pools but may be passed on if towels, bed and clothes are shared while having an intercourse and otherwise. The signs include: irritated and itchy skin, flaky skin texture, inflammation in areas as a result of excessive itching, visible blood stains since the lice feed on into epidermis.

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Heal the other venereal diseases, genital warts and lumps, scabies, hepatitis are different forms of STDs which may cause the skin to become itchy or slight vaginal bleeding.

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