Signs You Need to Get Tested for an STD

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Sexually Transmitted Diseases

STDs is an abbreviation for Sexually Transmitted Diseases. The same diseases can be called as Sexually Transmitted Infections which are abbreviated as STIs. STDs or STIs are diseases or infections transmitted through sexual contact, developed by shared bacteria, viruses, or parasites.

A disease or an infection subjected to sexual transmission could be born then and there itself during sex between two uninfected persons who are subjected to earlier sexual activity or intercourse with other persons. 

In another way, the infected person may share a virus or parasite with an uninfected person during a sexual course. It is more of an uncertain infection, most of the STDs require a medical diagnosis.

Various STDs

There are various STDs namely HIV/AIDS-Human Immunodeficiency Virus(HIV), Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome(AIDS), Trichomoniasis, Scabies, Chancroid, Public lice, Molluscum Contagiosum, Lymphogranuloma Venereum, Human Papillomavirus (HPV), Genital Herpes, Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea, Syphilis. 

Signs of STD in Men

As we know that sexually transmitted diseases can happen to both genders, there are common signs found in both males and females that may require someone to go test whether there is an outcome to STDs or STIs.


Skin irritation.

Skin radiation.

Skin damage from normal to severe.

Pain during sexual intercourse.

Sexual organs internal damage.

There are various STDs that each show different signs and symptoms. Even though STD is a disease transmitted from one person to another through sexual intercourse that majorly takes place between a man and a woman, there is a chance for STDs to become different types when transmitted from one to another. Thus, a man shows different signs and symptoms to certain STDs that may or may not occupy the woman.

A man has a different genital to what a woman possesses. This variance brings a difference in the impact of an STD on the body of a man to a woman.

Men have a penis as the sexual intercourse object and most STDs affect the penis in different damages.

Men may face the following symptoms toward infections that are sexually transmitted.

Burning or itching in the penis

A penis that is engaged in sexual intercourse faces a direct intermittent with the particles or the potent that is possessed in the vagina or anus. This phenomenon would result in a different sensation on the penile body that is most likely a burning or itching sensation.

The itching sensation could be unstoppable and the burning sensation could be irresistible.

The burning with pain could be observed during urine or with bowel movements.

A drip from the penis

A drip from the penis generally called penile discharge could be watery that is so clear or cloudy that contains pus. 

The worst scenario of a sexually transmitted infection would result in a bloody discharge, too. 

This sign or symptom of sexually transmitted infection resembles the symptom of urinary tract infection(UTI). Penile discharge is often sensitized by pain or burning during urination and a need to urinate frequently.

Testicular pain

The man infected with any sexually transmitted disease is subjected to observe intense pain in the testicles that are settled in the scrotum. The pain is more intensely observed when indulged in sexual activity.

Pain around the pelvis

The damage that occurred in the genital due to sexually transmitted disease does not pertain to just the genital but affects the whole area around the genital like scrotum, abdomen, pelvis muscles, and sometimes, kidneys, too.

Sitting and standing may feel difficult for the person infected with sexual transmissions. There could be sharp pain arising over the waist angular change.

Signs of STD in Women

Vaginal cuts

The vaginal walls may be subjected to cuts or wounds that do not let the woman go to sleep. The cuts untreated become worsened to the point of viewing is intolerable.

Vaginal discharge

The vagina affected with sexually transmitted diseases gets infected to eject fluid from the hole or the skin of the vagina. The exerted fluid could be Clear, white, greenish, or yellowish vaginal discharge. The scenario is so embarrassing.

Strong vaginal odor

A vagina infected with sexually transmitted diseases is prone to give out an intense smell that resembles a rotten egg or tomato or stored semen.

Vaginal itching or irritation

The vagina which is tightly settled at the junction of the body, between two thighs and the lower abdomen, under the influence of sexually transmitted infections intensifies itching or irritation sensation.

Take Away

The infections or injuries or diseases that come after sexual intercourse may fear the partners from sexual activity. If they experience STDs right from the first time sex only, their life would be embarrassed or fall into complete awkwardness.

It is mandatory to know one's own self and the health of the sexual partner. One must be aware of the STDs and be acknowledged of how one is identified as suffering from STDs.

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