Sexually transmitted diseases, commonly known as STDs are infections that are transmitted from one person to another while engaging in oral, vaginal or anal sex if either one of the persons has the sexually transmitted disease or even both of the people. Sexually transmitted diseases are becoming more and more common these days and to most people, they do not portray any symptoms or signs until when in the critical stages. Sexually transmitted have proven to be very dangerous if not treated, but the good thing is that in the advancement of time and technology, medical practitioners have formulated treatments for most of these sexually transmitted infections. Some of these sexually transmitted diseases include: -Syphilis -Gonorrhoea -HIV/AIDS -Vaginal trichomoniasis -Chlamydia -Genital warts -Genital herpes -Hepatitis B -Human Papillomavirus -Pubic lice -Molluscum Contagiosum
Each of these sexually transmitted infections comes with its own set of symptoms, some of which are very lethal. Of these numerous symptoms from each of the sexually transmitted diseases in humans, here are the most common symptoms:
Itching while passing out urine.
Feeling of pain while engaging in sexual intercourse. This is most common in women.
Development of sores around the pubic region.
Discharges from the sexual organs.
Bad odor from the pubic region. This is most common in females due to the vaginal discharge.
Painful or swollen testicles in males.
Unusual bleeding between periods for women.
A general feeling of being unwell physically.
Frequent urges to urinate
Rectal discharges, bleeding or even pain
Pelvic pains in women
Vaginal itching in women.
For anyone who has engaged in any kind of sexual activity, it is advisable to go for screening to determine whether you have contracted any kind of sexually transmitted infection. The screening should be done about three weeks after engaging in sexual activity as this is when the diseases start getting able to be screened and detected. Early detection of these diseases is necessary since they can easily be cured while in their early stages. The only way to find out if you are infected is through proper medical tests. You can choose to either go to a hospital and get screened by a professional doctor or gynecologist or you can also go for the home testing, where one acquires a self-test kit and tests himself/herself. However, the home self-screening is not really preferable as one does not receive the necessary counseling given at the health clinics before, during and after the test by the medical practitioners. Sexually transmitted diseases have claimed a lot of innocent lives. Thus, to avoid contracting these deadly diseases, one can opt to practice these practices that help one avoid contracting these diseases.
Abstain from any sexual activity. This is the most effective way of avoiding contraction of these diseases.
Being faithful to your partner who is not infected.
Getting tested for any infection before engaging in any sexual activity with a new person.
Practicing safe sex. This is by use of condoms while engaging in any sexual activity. There are both female condoms and male condoms though male condoms are the most popular.
getting vaccinations which help prevent someone from contracting any specific sexually transmitted disorder.
As it is stated, it is better prevention than cure, thus adopt a good lifestyle that will keep you safe from these life taking infections.