3 Common Sexually Transmitted Diseases

June 30, 2020 6:57 am

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You may have contracted a sexually transmitted infection and not even realize there was something wrong. Many early symptoms of infection have minimal or no symptoms but untreated can store up problems further down the line. Here are the most common infections and the problems they can cause:

Chlamydia

It is the most common STI among the population, both young and old, male and female. The bacteria that cause infections transmit between people through vaginal, oral and anal sex. It rarely has early symptoms so can be untreated for a long time. For those who do experience symptoms, it can cause great discomfort and pain. Men may have a discharge, itching, burning and painful testicle. Women may feel pain during sex, have unusual discharge or feel a burning sensation while urinating. For Chlamydia Testing kits Bexley, visit a site like https://www.bexleysexualhealth.org/

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Gonorrhoea

This STI is caused by bacteria called gonococcus. Certain infections usually manifest symptoms more initially in men than women. Symptoms usually appear quickly, about two weeks after infection. Men may feel pain during urination, penile discharge and experience swelling of the testicles.

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Genital warts

As you would expect, these warts are found in the genital area, but also can occur in other parts of the body. They are mostly found in a group together and can be any size. For women, the cluster tends to appear around the vulva or vaginal opening. They can also appear in the rectum, in the groin and in the cervix. For men, the cluster forms around the tip of the penis or anus but also can occur in the urethra and around the scrotum.