STD Symptoms and What They Mean
For many people, a night out on the town can start in a bar and end in a hotel room. You
may go on your way after that, thinking nothing of it until the person you were with calls
you to suggest that you get checked, or you begin to notice certain symptoms that make
you think you may have an STD. Nobody wants to be randomly tested, so how do you
know what STD symptoms are? There is a common set of symptoms that many STDs
exhibit, so here are a few to look out for.
Refer to STD Symptoms
The most commonly noticed symptom is a rash that is centered around the genitals and
is often associated by an itch that seems to burn. This can also be a precursor to sores,
blisters or welts in this area. It can be very annoying as it really can't be scratched to
relieve the itching.
Another of the STD symptoms that can frequently be present is a difficulty in urination
or a burning sensation while urinating. Many viral STD infections cause the urethral
lining to become inflamed, which causes this burning sensation or the difficulty in
urination. These types of symptoms are also common with other infections, such as
bladder or prostate infections, so they are not conclusive and should be tested to
determine the cause. If you have burning or difficulty in urinating, you may want to look
for some of the other common symptoms.
Refer to Noticeable std symptoms
One of the hardest STD symptoms to determine is swelling or tenderness of the genitals,
because it can occur for a wide variety of reasons, not just as an indicator of an STD.
Usually, if you have this symptom, you will want to look for other common symptoms
to help you make a better determination.
One of the most noticeable STD symptoms can be a discharge or pus from the vagina or
urethra. It is often the first symptom to be noticed and reported. However, pus and
discharge can be symptoms of other infections and conditions as well.
The main thing to understand here is that if you have any question that you may have
contracted an STD, and you have one or more of these symptoms, you should not ignore
the possibilities. Getting tested early can confirm the condition and help you to avoid
further problems. Although there is no cure for some STDs, there is treatment for many
of them and you will want to know in order to protect yourself and others.
Refer to Common STD symptoms