Do you suddenly notice some rashes or sores appearing on certain parts of your body? Do you feel like you are going to come down with the flu? Does it hurt when you pee? Do you experience all sorts of pain in various body parts?
Symptoms of STDs
You might have an STD if you are going through any of those symptoms. Pain, sores, rashes, and flu-like symptoms are among the most common signs of sexually transmitted diseases.
How to handle symptoms of STDs
If you manifest any of those, here are the things that you have to do:
- Calm down. Do not panic. Most STDs are treatable so do not do anything crazy.
- Find out where you can get tested for STDs. Check your local health clinics and hospitals. There should be some that offer STD testing services. Set up an appointment for an STD test.
- During the test, you will be asked to provide a bodily fluid sample. It can either be urine, blood, saliva, swab, or some other thing. It will be examined to find traces of the STD virus or bacteria or antibodies.
- The test result will be available after some days or weeks, depending on the testing method used.
If you receive a positive test result, consult a doctor immediately to find the best treatment solution for you.