Sexually transmitted diseases display many different symptoms, if they develop at all, and a lot of complications that go with them, including death.
Symptoms that are Being Caused by Bacteria
Those can be:
- Cancroid Signs, which are not that common in the USA, but there is a high rate of them showing themselves in other developing countries around the world. These symptoms are often painful and manifest themselves as painful ulcers on the genitals. Because of that kind of manifestation of the symptoms, these can be often confused with herpes or even syphilis. The good news is that they can be treated with antibiotics.
- Chlamydia signs are one of the most common of all the sexually transmitted diseases and infections. It doesn’t manifest itself through many symptoms, and it is difficult to know whether you have it or not, but if symptoms do occur, they usually occur in the form of a discharge from vagina and penis, and burning sensations during urination. It is transmitted through vaginal, oral and anal sexual contact, and it can be treated with antibiotics.
- Gonorrhea symptoms can be seen through a discharge from the vagina or penis as well as chlamydia, but over 50% of female population doesn’t have any symptoms, but they can transmit the disease to others. One of the known symptoms is painful urination, and it causes infertility, PID and much more.
- Granuloma inguinale and Lymphogranuloma venereum are not that common in the USA. Signs for granuloma inguinale are painless ulcers around the groins and it can be treated with antibiotics. With lymphogranuloma venerum, signs are usually abscesses in the rectum, groins or other intimate areas of your body, and this one is treated with antibiotics, as most of these infections are.
- Syphilis crawls behind you when you least expect it, because its symptoms are often mild and one can’t detect them right away. It can be treated with antibiotics, but if undetected, it can cause complications.
Symptoms that are Being Caused by Virus
- Genital herpes and genital warts are both dangerous infections. Genital herpes signs are blister-like wounds on the genitals, which can be reduced with treatment but never fully be eliminated as an infection. On the other hand, genital warts are closely connected with HPV, human papilloma virus which can manifest itself through painless bumps in the genital area, and there are numerous treatments available, as well as vaccines.
- Hepatitis A, C and E are not that often associated with sexual contact, while hepatitis D and B are usually transmitted through sexual contact. They can also be transmitted through blood, and these can make a lot of complications but they can also be treated with aggressive medication.
- HIV is usually spread through sexual contact, unsafe sex to be more exact. When infected, there is no specific symptoms for HIV infection, but there are complications like sudden weight loss. There is no cure.
- Molluscum contagiosum can be detected as small bumped areas on the skin, it is treated with creams and cryotherapy.