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How To Know You Have Contacted Infection After Having Sex

According to NHS, If you have had unprotected sex, the best way to know if you have contracted an infection is to get tested. Symptoms of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) can vary, but some of the most common signs include burning during urination, unusual discharge, itching, rashes, sores, or pain in the genital area. If you have any of these symptoms, it is important to seek medical attention right away. Other related infections include;


Common symptoms of Chlamydia in men include burning or pain while urinating, discharge from the penis, and itching or irritation inside the penis while in women includes pain during intercourse, itching or burning in the genital area, and abnormal vaginal discharge.

Genital herpes.

Symptoms of Genital herpes usually appear 4 to 7 days after having sex with an infected partner, although it may take longer for symptoms to appear. Common symptoms of genital herpes include tingling, itching, and burning in the affected area, as well as painful, fluid-filled blisters that may burst and become painful sores.


Symptoms of gonorrhea may present within 2weeks after having séx. Common signs and symptoms include a burning sensation while urinating, an increased need to urinate, yellow or greenish discharge from the penis or vagina, and pain or swelling in the testicles. If left untreated, gonorrhea can cause serious health problems, so it is important to get tested if you have any symptoms.


Symptoms of syphilis vary depending on the stage of the infection but generally include sores or rashes, swollen lymph nodes, fever, chills, and fatigue. If you have had unprotected sex and experience any of these symptoms, it is important to seek medical attention as soon as possible.


Symptoms of scabies can include itching and a rash with bumps that look like red pimples. These bumps may be located in the genital area, or on other parts of the body such as the hands, feet, armpits, and waist. The rash and itching usually appear within two to six weeks after contact with an infected person.

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