The symptoms can occur despite the type of coitus – vaginal, oral or anal, and despite of the use of a condom. Although condoms are effective in lowering the chances of STD’s (sexually transmitted diseases), no method (except abstinence), is not 100% effective. This is especially true for certain transmitted diseases, like genital herpes and genital warts.
The symptoms can vary from subtle to evident. If you think you have any of these, see a doctor right away. Some of them can be easily treated and removed, while others require a long-term treatment.
Also, if you notice any of them it is very important to inform all partners, so they can be tested as well. If untreated, STD’s can enlarge the risk of other diseases such as HIV.
These are a few of the most common STD’s and their symptoms:
Chlamydia is a bacterial disease of the genital tract. It is difficult to trace, because in its early phase there are few or no signs or symptoms. When they appear, they usually begin 3 weeks after exposure to Chlamydia.
Signs and symptoms:
– Painful urination
– Pain in lower abdomen
– Vaginal discharge in women
– Discharge from the penis
– Painful intercourse in women
– Pain in the testicles in men
It is a bacterial disease of the genital tract. The first symptoms occur within 2 to 10 days after the occurrence. Still, some people could be infected for months, before the first symptoms and signs occur.
Symptoms and signs:
– Thick or bloody discharge from the vagina and penis
– Pain or burning sensation while urinating
– Frequent urinating
– Pain during coitus