5 Sti Symptoms
Looking for 5 STI symptoms? You can contract STIs, or sexually transmitted infections, by having sex with someone who has an infection. You can be tested for STIs by having cultures taken from secretions from your genitals or by having a blood test.
- Itching This symptom only applies to women. Women may experience itching around the vagina. Itching maybe accompanied by discharge.
- Pain You may experience pain in or around the anus while having vaginal (if a woman) and/or anal sex if your partner was positive for a sexually transmitted infection. It is also possible that women may experience vaginal pain while urinating.
- Sores If you have had sex with someone carrying an STI, you may have sores. These are called chancre sores or painless, red sores. The sores are usually located on the genitals, anus, tongue and/or throat.
- Rash If this is one of your symptoms, you will have a scaly, red rash on the palms of your hands and the soles of your feet. These rashes usually do not cause itching.
- Warts These soft, flesh-colored warts are located around the genitals. You may experience flat or raised warts on the genitals or lesions or warts within the cervix, anus, vagina or thighs.
Tips & Warnings:
- If you are experiencing any of the symptoms listed above or feel that you may be infected with an STI, consult with your physician immediately.
- Leaving STIs untreated can lead to serious health problems.
- Using male condoms for oral, vaginal or anal sex can reduce your risk of being infected with an STI.