STD Symptoms – Signs To Look For And When To Visit Your Doctor
There is a lot of misconception and dwelling over the issue of STD. Mainly how it all comes down to how they can and cannot be contracted.
STD is short for sexually transmitted diseases, and as the name suggests itself, the most common way of contracting them is through sexual intercourse. What is even more unique is that there might not be any signs of having an STD that can still be very harmful to your health.
Those whom are sexually active are vulnerable to STD, and that is why it is important to schedule regular doctors’ appointments so that you can keep this issue at bay.
There are different types of STDs, with different symptoms and different prevention approaches.
Here is everything you need to know about the most common STDs, what signs to look for and when to visit your doctor.
Some STDs do not show any signs of symptoms, that can still be passed through sex. In this case, the best prevention is by using contraceptives such as condoms, pills etc. Also, a regular STD screen once every 6 months, can and should be on your responsibility in order to prevent a dieses to spread.
Chlamydia is a bacterial infection that can appear on the genital tract. It is one of those infections that are difficult to detect because there are no early-stage signs. The first symptoms appear after 1 to 3 weeks and they can include painful urination, lower abdominal pain, vaginal discharge, pain during sexual intercourse, bleeding between periods, etc.
Gonorrhoea is also a bacterial infection of the genital tract that can also grow in the mouth, throat, eyes, and anus.
The first symptoms of these bacteria can appear after 10 days after exposure to it. The most common signs and symptoms are cloudy or bloody discharge from the vagina, pain or burning when urinating, heavy menstrual bleeding, anal itching, etc.
Trichomoniasis is caused by a microscopic parasite called Trichomonas vaginalis.
It is spread through sexual intercourse with someone that is already a carrier of the infection. For women, it is the vagina that is typically infected. The first symptoms can appear even after 28 days of exposure and they include greenish or yellowish vaginal discharge, strong vaginal odor, itching, irritation, painful urination, etc.
Other more severe STDs are genital herpes, HPV infection, hepatitis, syphilis.
Do You Have An Active Sex Life? Visit Your Doctor Today!
If you have an active sex life and you are having multiple relations with different partners, it’s highly advised to visit the doctor more frequently than every 6 months.
Amwaj Polyclinic offers an STD package with one of Dubai’s most recognizable female Obstetrics and gynecologists, Dr. Lusine Kazaryan, that can provide testings for some of the most common STD’s and STIs.
When visiting your doctor it’s hard to share some feelings or thoughts that are going through in your mind, therefore it’s even more important to disclose and be transparent knowing that your Doctors has confidentiality and will not share your information.
Book an appointment today with Dr. Kazaryan, let’s remain safe and healthy.