How ToTell If You Have An STD
Nothing can be more bothersome than being uncertain about having an STD, how to tell if you have an std is important. Remember that sometimes if you have an STD, you will not have any symptoms. So if you have any concern about having an STD, you should talk to a doctor especially if you're experiencing any of these symptoms:
- If you have any new bumps or weeping blisters on your groin or genital area. Bumps are a symptom of genital warts and weeping blisters are a symptom of genital herpes. Sometimes with herpes as soon as you contract the disease you have a break out of weeping blisters that is very painful.
- White or yellowish discharge from your genitals and buring while urination. Whitish discharge from genitals is a symptom of chlamydia, and a yellowish discharge is a symptom of gonorrhea. Painful urination usually accompanies both chlamydia and gonorrhea.
- Painful itching also can accompany most STDs. Mainly around the genital area and anus.
Most STDs are treatable. While some like herpes and aids currently do not have a cure. The best way to prevent contracting an STD is by using the proper protection. Sometimes it's hard to tell if someone has an STD, sometimes theres no symptoms at all. Your sexual partner could even be lying about if they are having symptoms. It's better to be safe than sorry and use the proper protection. If you are not sure how to properly use a condom, feel free to ask your local health department or doctor. Not properly putting on a condom that can also reduce the effectiveness of the protection it gives. Also make sure you're using a latex condom.
Properly using a condom will help protect against STDs. It's strongly suggested that a condom is used every time there is an act of sexual intercourse. Being smart about sex and STD symptoms is the best way to keep from contracting an STD.