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8 Facts About STI And How To Recognize Or Manage Your Symptoms

Concerning STIs, there are infections that are passed from one person to the next via sexual contact. These infections can be caused by more than 30 different bacteria, viruses, and parasites.

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs)

To mention a few,

• Gonorrhea.



•Genital herpes.

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• Hepatitis.

• Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).

• Human papillomavirus (HPV or genital warts).

• Trichomoniasis are some of the more common illnesses.

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What causes STIs?

Germs that reside on the skin or in body fluids like semen, bodily secretions, or blood cause STIs. The private area, open sores, mouth, anus, and or cuts are all places where bacteria might enter the body. Germs that cause herpes or genital warts, for example, infect a person through the skin of the genitals. Intercourse with an infected individual (oral, vaginal, or anal) is the most prevalent way to become infected.

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Facts about STI:

• The majority of STIs are treatable.

Some can be treated, while others result in lifelong illness.

• Both men and women are affected by STIs, but women's health problems are more common and more severe than men's.

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• Women are more likely to contract STIs from unprotected anal sex than from unprotected vaginal sex.

•It might be difficult to determine whether someone has a STI.

• Some STIs can spread and create other major issues in women.

• Even if there are no signs of infection, STIs can spread.

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• An infected pregnant or breastfeeding woman can spread the virus to her kid.

• Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are not spread by casual contact, sitting on toilet seats, or swimming in pools.

Signs you could have an STI:

Although, STI symptoms can appear within a few days or take months to appear. Oftentimes, there may be none at all. In women, the symptoms are frequently mistaken for a yeast infection or a urinary tract infection. Which all have most or all of the signs below.

•Burning when urinating.

• Rash in the private area.

• Abdominal discomfort.

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• Blisters or open sores on the genitals.

• Vaginal discharge.

•Bleeding between periods.

• Warts.

Only by getting tested can you be sure you're being treated for the proper infection.

What happens if you don't get medical attention?

If you do not seek treatment or do not complete your treatment, you may face a variety of issues.

These may include the following:

• An increased risk of contracting HIV.

• Genital cancer.

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•Infertility or sterility.

• Chronic sickness such as hepatitis, cancer, or AIDS.

• Obstacles to pregnancy, such as miscarriages.

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• The mother can infect her infant with a STI before or during childbirth.

It's best to get tested and know what disease you are being treated for to avoid recurring symptoms and illness.

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