What are the Symptoms of Common STDs?

STDs are widespread, and it’s also common not to know you have them. Many STDs do not show symptoms until they have caused irreparable damage. That is why it’s so important to get tested regularly. AFC Urgent Care Lyndhurst provides STD testing to all patients on a walk-in basis. Visit us today to get tested.

Symptoms of STDs

It’s imperative to your health to take notice of any changes, no matter how minor they seem. Seek medical attention if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms. Our providers can help provide treatment and counsel on avoiding STDs in the future.

Abnormal discharge or bleeding

In men, the three STDs that can cause abnormal discharge include chlamydia, gonorrhea, and trichomoniasis. These conditions can also cause abnormal discharge in women, but non-STDs such as bacterial vaginosis or yeast infections cause also cause this.

In women, discharge that has a smell or is strangely color is an indication that something is wrong. Get tested for STDs as soon as symptoms begin. If you are experiencing bleeding in between periods combined with abnormal discharge, it may be a sign of cancer.

Burning while urinating

Burning or discomfort while urinating can be a symptom of several STDs, as well as a urinary tract infection or kidney stones. The STDs mentioned above, as well as herpes, can all cause burning or pain while urinating.

Itching

In women, itching can also be caused by bacterial infections or yeast infections. Bacterial vaginosis or lice can also cause itching, and both of these conditions require treatment to go away.

Pain during sex

Pain during sex can be reasonably common for some women. Due to this fact, it can be easily overlooked. If you have pain with intercourse, discuss it with your doctor. If the pain is new, has started with a new partner, or has changed after a change in sexual habits, discuss it with your doctor. This can also apply to men.

Bumps or sores

Bumps or sores can be one of the first symptoms of herpes, HPV, or syphilis. Conditions like herpes are lifelong, meaning you can transmit it to other partners at any point. Syphilis can be treated with antibiotics. While there is no cure for HPV itself, medications can be taken to prevent warts or cervical cancer.

Pain in the pelvic area

Pelvic pain is not necessarily a symptom of an STD. However, it can result from pelvic inflammatory disease, which happens when STDs such as chlamydia go untreated. PID occurs when bacteria move into the uterus and abdomen, resulting in scarring and inflammation. This is a leading cause of infertility in women.

STDs are extremely common, and it’s also common to not know you have them. Many STDs do not show symptoms until they have caused irreparable damage. That is why it’s so important to get tested regularly. AFC Urgent Care Lyndhurst provides STD testing to all patients on a walk-in basis. Visit us today to get tested.

Symptoms of STDs

It’s imperative to your health to take notice of any changes, no matter how minor they seem. Seek medical attention if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms. Our providers can help provide treatment and counsel on avoiding STDs in the future.

Abnormal discharge or bleeding

In men, the three STDs that can cause abnormal discharge include chlamydia, gonorrhea, and trichomoniasis. These conditions can also cause abnormal discharge in women, but non-STDs such as bacterial vaginosis or yeast infections cause also cause this.

In women, discharge that has a smell or is strangely color is an indication that something is wrong. Get tested for STDs as soon as symptoms begin. If you are experiencing bleeding in between periods combined with abnormal discharge, it may be a sign of cancer.

Burning while urinating

Burning or discomfort while urinating can be a symptom of several STDs, as well as a urinary tract infection, or kidney stones. The above mentioned STDs, as well as herpes, can all cause burning or pain while urinating.

Itching

In women, itching can also be caused by bacterial infections or yeast infections. Bacterial vaginosis or lice can also cause itching, and both of these conditions require treatment to go away.

Pain during sex

Pain during sex can be fairly common for some women. Due to this fact, it can be easily overlooked. If you have pain with intercourse, discuss it with your doctor. If the pain is new, has started with a new partner, or has changed after a change in sexual habits, discuss it with your doctor. This can also apply to men.

Bumps or sores

Bumps or sores can be one of the first symptoms of herpes, HPV, or syphilis. Conditions like herpes are lifelong, meaning you can transmit it to other partners at any point. Syphilis can be treated with antibiotics. While there is no cure for HPV itself, medications can be taken to prevent warts or cervical cancer.

Pain in the pelvic area

Pelvic pain is not necessary a symptom of an STD. However, it can be the result of pelvic inflammatory disease, which happens when STDs such as chlamydia go untreated. PID happens when bacteria moves into the uterus and abdomen, resulting in scarring and inflammation. This is a leading cause of infertility in women.