Regardless of your marital status or sexual orientation, so far as you have sexual intercourse with someone who is an infected person, you are vulnerable to having a Sexually Transmittable disease. In the generation in which we find ourselves today, there are a lot of STDs outside, and most people get active at a very young age causing the spread of such to be quicker than usual. As young as some people may be, you can easily get infected and do not know the signs and symptoms of any infection that may be harmful and threaten your health.
In a simple definition, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are the infections you get from another person through sexual contact. RELATED: When to check yourself for STDs
Some sexually transmitted diseases and their symptoms.
1. Gonorrhea symptoms
Gonorrhea is a bacterial infection of your genital tract whereby the bacteria could also grow in your mouth, throat, eyes, and anus. With this infection, some people start showing signs after even a month, meanwhile, others can take just 8 to 10 days for them to start noticing the symptoms.
Some Symptoms may include
- Pain or burning sensation when urinating
- Painful, swollen testicles for guys
- Thick, cloudy, or bloody discharge from the penis or vagina
- Anal itching
2. Trichomoniasis symptoms
Trichomoniasis is among one of the most common STDs that exist. This disease is caused by a microscopic, one-celled parasite called Trichomonas vaginalis. In men, the organism usually infects the urinary tract while in women Trichomoniasis typically infects the vagina.
Signs and symptoms may include
- Vaginal itching or irritation
- Discharge from the penis
- Pain during sexual intercourse
- Strong vaginal odor
- Painful Urination
The Human Immunodeficiency Virus is a disease or infection that interferes with the body’s ability to fight off viruses, bacteria, and fungi that cause illness. This disease appears in two phases which are, Early signs or early stage, and the Late-stage.
Early Stage Symptoms
- Weight loss
- Cough and shortness of breath
- Swollen lymph nodes
Later stage symptoms
- Soaking night sweats
- Persistent headaches
- Persistent, unexplained fatigue
- fever higher than 100.4 F
- Chronic diarrhea
For the other types of sexually transmittable diseases, some of these symptoms are very common. So if you are a sexually active person and you see some of these symptoms, it is advisable to rush to the hospital. It is also advisable to note that, some of these diseases do not show symptoms early so it is also advisable to check yourself from time to time.
- Genital herpes
- Genital warts.
- Hepatitis B.
- Gonorrhea (sometimes called “clap”).