STD Symptoms

In order to maintain good overall and sexual health, it is imperative to receive regular STD testing. This is especially important since the majority of STDs can be asymptomatic. Additionally, if STD symptoms are left untreated they can cause severe consequences, including infertility in women and even death. Should you develop any of the STD symptoms described below, you should get tested immediately.

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HIV Symptoms:

The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) interferes with the body’s ability to fight off viruses. The virus HIV weakens your immune system by destroying important CD4 cells, sometimes referred to as helper T cells, that fight infection. HIV takes over the T cells by making thousands of copies of the virus that damage your body’s T cells, weakening the immune system. STD symptoms of HIV can include lack of energy, weight loss, frequent fevers, sweats, persistent or frequent yeast infections, persistent dry or flaky skin, short-term memory loss, and mouth/genital or anal sores. In most cases, HIV leads to AIDS and possibly death. If think you may be experiencing the STD symptoms of HIV call us immediately and speak to one of our health consultants that specialize in HIV symptoms.

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Chlamydia Symptoms:

Chlamydia is known as the silent disease because the vast majority of those who become infected show no sign or STD symptoms. However, when you do show signs and STD symptoms for Chlamydia, they are very apparent. The STD symptoms for women can include abnormal vaginal discharge, odor, bleeding between periods, painful periods, painful intercourse, painful or burning sensation during urination, and itching or burning in the vaginal region. The STD symptoms for men, when apparent, can include burning during urination, discharge from the urethra, swollen testicles, and itching/burning around the urethra. If think you may be experiencing the STD symptoms of chlamydia call us immediately and speak to one of our health consultants that specialize in chlamydia symptoms.

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Gonorrhea Symptoms:

Gonorrhea is an STD caused by Neisseria gonorrhoeae, a bacterium that can grow in warm moist areas such as the reproductive tract, fallopian tubes, cervix, and uterus in women. In both men and women the bacteria can grow in the urethra, anus, throat, mouth, and eyes. Men with gonorrhea may have no signs at all. When STD symptoms are present they include burning during urination; discharge from the penis that can be milky white, yellow, or green; and pain in testicles may also be present. Women with Gonorrhea do not always have signs, but when present can include painful or frequent urination; anal itching, pain, or discharge; vaginal discharge; vaginal bleeding during sex or between periods; lower abdominal pain; and painful sexual intercourse. If think you may be experiencing the STD symptoms of gonorrhea call us immediately and speak to one of our health consultants that specialize in gonorrhea symptoms.

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Herpes Symptoms:

The majority of people who have been infected with Herpes (HSV) never know they have the virus because they show no signs or STD symptoms. HSV signs and STD symptoms can be very mild; so mild they sometimes go unnoticed. The initial signs of HSV 2 or genital herpes are usually pain or itching, starting a few days after contact with an infected partner. After a few days a small cluster of red bumps or blisters may appear. Those bumps will eventually burst, oozing or bleeding, becoming ulcers and forming a scab and healing. These sores may be present in the genital region. Sores may also appear in the vaginal area, external genitalia, buttocks, cervix, penis, scrotum, and pubic area. Herpes can have many triggers, such as stress, fatigue, illness, and menstruation. The HSV virus can be suppressed, but not cured. HSV 1, or oral herpes, is similar to the HSV 1, however if it affects you orally in the mouth, throat, and lips, it is considered to be the common cold sore. HSV 1 & 2 can be either place; you can get herpes 1 on your genitals or herpes 2 orally. If think you may be experiencing the STD symptoms of herpes call us immediately and speak to one of our health consultants that specialize in herpes symptoms.

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Hepatitis Symptoms:

Hepatitis is inflammation of the liver. The liver works as a filter to make sure the bad chemical are converted into harmless ones. Hepatitis is known to attack the liver. There are several types of Hepatitis: A, B, C, D, E, F, and G, and the list will continue to grow as the disease changes. When signs are present they will start within 10-45 days from the time you contracted the virus. The majority of people infected with hepatitis A (HAV) do not show signs or STD symptoms. People who do not show signs or STD symptoms can still spread the virus. The symptoms only affect about 15% of people who have HAV; the STD symptoms are not severe and usually go away without treatment. Symptoms can include nausea, vomiting, dark brown urine, pain in your liver area, low fever, and loss of appetite. Half of all people infected with Hepatitis B never show signs or symptoms. Children are less likely to develop signs than adults. If you do get sick, STD symptoms usually develop 1 to 4 months after exposure. The symptoms are similar to the flu. Symptoms can include appetite loss, pale stool, jaundice (yellowing of the skin and eyes), fatigue, vomiting, and itching all over the body. Hepatitis C is known for damaging the liver. 80% of infected people have no signs or symptoms. The people who do show signs and STD symptoms may not show them for up to 15 years after contraction. A very small percent show signs during the acute phase of the virus. Signs can start within 1-3 months. STD symptoms are flu like, including diarrhea, vomiting, fatigue, jaundice, and pain in the liver area. Hepatitis C can lead to cirrhosis of the liver, a condition associated with alcoholism. If think you may be experiencing the STD symptoms of hepatitis call us immediately and speak to one of our health consultants that specialize in hepatitis symptoms.

Syphilis Symptoms:

Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by a type of bacteria known as a spirochete. It is extremely small and can live almost anywhere in the body. The bacteria that cause syphilis can be transmitted from one person to another through direct contact with a syphilis sore during sexual intercourse (vaginal, anal, or oral sex). The infection can also be passed from a mother to her baby during pregnancy. You cannot catch syphilis from a towel, doorknob, or toilet seat. Syphilis STD symptoms include one or more chancres located where the bacteria entered the body. These chancres can be found on or around the uvula, cervix, penis, mouth, or anus. If think you may be experiencing the STD symptoms of chlamydia call us immediately and speak to one of our health consultants that specialize in syphilis symptoms.

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Trichomoniasis Symptoms:

Is an infection caused by parasitic trichomonads, usually affecting the urinary tract, vagina, or digestive system. Men with trichomoniasis usually don’t show any signs or STD symptoms. When showing signs or STD symptoms they are usually mild, including itching or irritation near the end of the penis, or slight burning after ejaculation or urination. The testicles can swell from epididymitis. In women, the STD symptoms typically include odorous, itchy, foamy, yellow, or grey-green discharge. One third of women show no signs or STD symptoms. If think you may be experiencing the STD symptoms of trichomoniasis call us immediately and speak to one of our health consultants that specialize in trichomoniasis symptoms.

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