Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Everything you need to know about std's..
What are sexually transmitted diseases?
Most common three STD's
Men often do not get symptoms; but they can include inflammation of the urethra, discharge from the penis and itchiness. In women, symptoms often do not appear, but the disease can cause pelvic inflammation and a range of abdominal problems.
The first symptoms involve the appearance of small blisters on the penis or vulva, which can leave painful ulcers, and may be accompanied by flu-like symptoms and difficulty in passing urine.
In men, it can cause pain while urinating and penile discharge. In women there can often be no symptoms; however, if the infection spreads to the fallopian tubes it can cause pelvic inflammatory disease, leading to fever, pelvic pain, and pain during sex.
Frequently asked questions...
- Some STDs can be treated and cured and will go away completely. Even if you get treated, though, you can get the STD again if you continue to have sex — especially if you have unprotected sex. Some STDs can't be cured, but you can get help with the symptoms. A few STDs can put your life in danger if they are not treated.
How do i know if I've got an STD?
- The only way to know if you have an STD is to be tested. You may get symptoms of an STD but lots of infections have no symptoms, especially in the early stages. By the time symptoms do show up, the infection may already have done damage.
Do condoms protect against STD's?
- Latex condoms can lower your chances of getting HIV and some other STDs a lot. They don’t totally remove the risk, though. And they work better at preventing some STDs than others.
How can i get tested for an STD?
- Go to the doctors. When you visit your doctor, he or she probably will examine your skin, throat, and genital area for sores, growths, and rashes. He or she also may look inside your vagina and at your cervix.
Your doctor may take a sample to test from:
- Fluid or tissue from your genital, vaginal, or anal areas
- Your blood
- Your urine (pee)