What are STDs?

     Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) are diseases that spread from person to person during sex (vaginal, oral, or anal) or close intimate contact.

Symptoms of Sexually Transmitted Diseases

  Symptoms of Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) in Men

  It’s possible to contract a Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) without developing symptoms, but some Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) cause obvious symptoms.

  In men, common symptoms include:

   Pain or discomfort during sex or urination

   Sores, bumps, or rashes on or around the penis, testicles, anus, thighs, or mouth

   Unusual discharge or bleeding from the penis

   Painful or swollen testicles

   Specific symptoms can vary, depending on the Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD).

  Symptoms of Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) in Women

  In many cases, Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) don’t cause noticeable symptoms. When they do, common Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) symptoms in women include:

   Pain or discomfort during sex or urination

   Sores, bumps, or rashes on or around the vagina, anus, thighs, or mouth

   Unusual discharge or bleeding from the vagina

   Itchiness in or around the vagina

  The specific symptoms can vary from one Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) to another.

Causes of Sexually Transmitted Diseases

  Bacteria and viruses that grow in warm, moist places in the body cause Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) and they are passed from one person to another through sex.

  Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) can be minor or they can be very painful, even life-threatening. These diseases are spread through fluids in the body and most often shared throughout vaginal, oral or anal intercourse. Some Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) pass from one person to another through infected blood.

  For example, among people who share infected drug needles, or a mother could infect her child throughout maternity, and childbirth. Shaking hands, sharing clothes, or sharing a toilet seat, for example, would not lead to Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs). Anyone can get a Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs). Teenagers and young adults have the highest risk since they are more likely to have many sex partners, and they may not know how to prevent problems.

Get Screened for Sexually Transmitted Diseases

  Get screened annually if:

   You are sexually active under the age of 25

   You’re a man who has sex with men

   You have HIV

   Pain or discomfort during sex urination

   Unusual discharge

Treatment for Sexually Transmitted Diseases

  Since these diseases are acquired through sexual contact, the main thing to do is to practice safe sex, this one is just a preventive measure and it just reduces the risk of having a more serious condition brought by this disease. Also, it is a helpful practice to always keep good personal hygiene especially to the genitals which are very sensitive and delicate to bacterial infections and viruses. These can help if you still don’t have any of it or after you have been treated from any of them, but once you already have a disease, the best thing to do is to go to a doctor or a specialist, they will give you the proper medical examination to further know what is happening to your body. Every kind of treatment is different, the very treatment to the disease that you have depends on the underlying cause or the very factor that caused you to acquire this.

  Sensitive conditions like this make the patients feel ashamed in opening up their case, which can lead them to greater risk because some severe diseases are caused by the ignored simple symptoms and signs. Heng Kang Diagnostics and Medical Clinic is made convenient to the patients with such conditions. The clinic is the home of highly qualified medical professionals that can assure you of quality health care services. The patient-friendly staff and representatives will also provide you an excellent experience upon visiting.

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Note: Treatment results may vary depending on the condition of each patient. Therefore, patients need to go to a specialized clinic for a direct consultation with a doctor. Do not take any medicine unless prescribed by a doctor.

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