STD/STI Symptoms

Common sexually transmitted infections (sexually transmitted diseases) include Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Syphilis, and HSV Types 1 & 2 (Herpes). STD/STI Symptoms vary depending on the germ

Transmission is usually through physical contact such as oral, genital or anal intercourse. Symptoms include painful and/or frequent urination, discharge from the genitals, and itching near the genital regions

STD & STI Symptoms

Oral STI/STD: Light tonsillitis symptoms – coughing, hoarseness, sputum or itchiness

Urethral STI/STD: Toxic germs like Gonorrhea tend to show more prominent symptoms like colored urethral discharge, urethral irritation, painful urination, etc
Wimpy germs like Chlamydia, Ureaplasma tend to show less symptoms like white discharge, urethral itchiness, night time voiding (nocturia, etc)   

Vaginal STI/STD: Unlike men, women tend to show more symptoms during or after intercourse – pain during intercourse, minor blood spotting after intercourse, itchiness, increased discharge with or without color, fish-like odor, painful urination, etc

Anal STI/STD: Mucus discharge, itchiness, and bleeding. HPV infections are quite common in the anus and this could be shown as multiple or solitary skin tags or bumps (Condyloma)

However, recent research shows that up to 70% of infections have no symptoms and because of this, regular screening for high-risk patients is the current recommendation

When experiencing described symptoms, there’s almost always an infection present. Our body tries to wash out the infection thus frequency and other discomforts are commonly encountered

One should regard these as warning signs from the body as no STD/STI will go away without complications. Symptoms might decrease over time, but this doesn’t mean that there will be a natural overcoming. Once symptoms are evoked, proper diagnosis and treatment are mandatory

Please contact Ted, our International Patient Liaison from the U.S. for more information about testing and treatment