Honestly, we live in a society where lives are being affected due to our own negligence. Case point: Women are way more likely than men to suffer long-term, serious consequences.
And women are less likely than men to have any symptoms of common STDs, like Chlamydia and gonorrhea, which means it’s harder to get an actual diagnosis. Justice, where you at? Here are five symptoms you never want to ignore.
1. Weird- vaginal discharge
“Any change in your normal vaginal discharge is a sign of infection— Most of the time, vaginal discharge is perfectly normal. The amount can vary, as can odor and color (which can range from clear to a milky white-ish), depending on the time in your menstrual cycle.it’s the amount, or a change in color or consistency. Same if there’s a foul odor that’s fishy in smell.
2. Lady parts itch
Most women do not experience symptoms, but if they do, frequent and burning urination, yellowish vaginal discharge, vaginal itching, and vaginal swelling are the most common signs. Just admit it: You can’t. Stop. Scratching. “It’s another symptom that something isn’t right,”
3. Pain during sex
The most common symptoms of PID in women are: Abdominal vaginal bleeding (i.e. unusually heavy periods, bleeding between period, bleeding during sexual intercourse). Pain during sex. So all sex is not perceived to be good sex, but it definitely shouldn’t be painful.
Sometimes women with an STD notice mild discomfort to a sharp, stabbing pain while getting busy. This occurs because the tissues of the vagina and cervix are inflamed, making them extra sensitive.
4. Nasty sores
Women who get infected develop firm, round sores—usually painless. These sores are usally glaring at the exact spot of infection, so that could be the vagina, mouth, or anus. And then after a couple weeks, it goes away, even without treatment. The infection is still in the woman’s bodybut it moves on to the second stage.”
5. Red skin rash
So about that second stage. Women who have syphilis will develop a rash on their skin, sometimes on the palm, the soles of the feet, or the torso. Syphilis can cause long-term damage, like cardiovascular and neurological problems.