The most common symptom of an STI is no symptom at all.
For the most part, STIs are treatable diseases as long as they are detected and treated in a timely manner. For the most common infections such as gonorrhea and chlamydia, which are caused by bacteria, antibiotic regimens are extremely effective for treating the infection. For sexually active women in Passaic, it is worth getting tested for STIs regularly- the quicker we can catch an infection, the better; conversely, the longer an STI goes along under the surface, without presenting symptoms and going untreated, the more damage it can cause.
Common symptoms of STIs
- Genital/Anus itching
- Pain or burning sensation during urination
- Pain in the genitals
- Pain in the pelvic region
- Abnormal discharge from the vagina or urethra
- Abnormal bleeding
- Pain during sex
- Strange odors
- Bumps, sores, lesions in the gentials or anus
- Rashes on the palms or soles of feet
Confidential STI screening in Passaic
Even unexplained flu-like symptoms can be a sign of an STI. In general, if you are feeling off and there is no clear medical explanation, it could be down to an STI. Of course, the best idea is to get screened before symptoms show up at all! Give our office in Passaic a call to schedule an appointment where we offer STI screening and prescribe treatment to help eradicate the cause of your infection. On the other side, once we have prescribed a course of treatment, for example a course of antibiotics, don't stop taking them just because you feel better! This is a classic mistake; the symptoms go away before the infection meaning that if you don't completely eradicate it with a full course of antibiotics, it could still linger and cause you problems down the line.