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Common symptoms of sexually transmitted diseases

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Hi, can you guide me over some common sexually transmitted symptoms which can affect body in worst manner?  I know that there are different symptoms of different sexually transmitted diseases but I am sure there must be some common symptoms between all of them. Isn’t it? Please guide me over those symptoms.

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Thanks for your query.

 It is true that there are number of sexually transmitted diseases each having distinctive symptoms of their own. But there are several symptoms that indicate the possibility of sexually transmitted disease. If you experience any of these symptoms see your doctor as early as possible.

  • Painful intercourse
  • Flu-like symptoms such as aching muscles, fever, swollen glands and headache
  • Unusual vaginal discharge or any discharge from rectum or penis
  • Swelling, open sores, blisters, warts, rashes in genital area, on the sexual organs , or in the mouth
  • Burning or discomfort during urination
  • Unusual pain or discomfort in the abdomen in women or the testicles in men. Also be aware of any unusual pain in both the buttocks and legs.
  • Skin rash
  • Weight loss, loose stools, night sweats
  • Yellowing of the skin (jaundice)
  • Bleeding from the vagina other than during a monthly period

Dr. Cecelia J. Russ
Category: Family Physician-GP
- Medical School - New York Institute of Technology, New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
- Duke University Medical Center, Residency in Family Medicine
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