One of the scariest things about an STD is that you may not always see its symptoms.
Besides getting tested, looking out for any abnormalities in or on your body is your best defense. If you think you may have an STD you want to look out for certain things such as, unexplainable rashes or abrasions. There are several STD symptoms that may be noticeable on the bodies surface.
You may notice warts, or bumps, on your genitals, anus, or mouth area. Open sores or blisters are also common among certain STD’s like herpes and syphilis, so you never want to take sores that suddenly appear for no reason lightly.
Other symptoms may include dark or discolored urine,or if your urine contains a bad odor, this can also be a sign of a sexually transmitted disease.
Tiny eggs or nits can also appear in your pubic and arm pit hairs, by way of Genital Crabs or Pubic Lice.
However, not all symptoms can be easily detected outside of the body, or come in the way of an obvious open sore or eggs near your genital area.
You may notice a consistent amount of pain during intercourse where there never use to be. Sudden and consistent abdominal pain has also been known to be a symptom of an STD.
Fluid dripping from your penis involuntarily is also a common STD symptom, called penal discharge. A discharge is an abnormal loss of fluid at the tip of your penis that isn’t urine or semen. A burning sensation may also be felt when urinating, and some doctors have also reported that a sudden excessive need to pass urine may be associated with an STD.
One of the most important things to remember about an STD is that many are curable if treated quickly, and those that aren’t treatable can be managed far better through early detection. If untreated, an easily curable STD’s can eventually lead to serious health problems, so awareness of your body along with quick action can help you combat many sexually transmitted diseases.