"Sexually transmitted infections" (STI) are infections or conditions that you can get from any type of intimate activity that involves your mouth, anus, or female or male organ. Another common name for STIs is "sexually transmitted diseases", or STDs. There are several kinds of STIs. The most common symptoms are burning, itching, or discharge from your genital area. Some STIs may not show any symptoms while some cause certain symptoms.
Some of the infections spread through intercourse include chlamydia, genital herpes, genital warts, gonorrhea, hepatitis B, HIV/AIDS, human papillomavirus (HPV), syphilis, and trichomoniasis, to mention a few.
Signs and symptoms of STIs range in severity and length. While some infections are asymptomatic, common symptoms to look out for in the genital region include:
According to VeryWellHealth, symptoms of STIs to look out for in the genital area include:
4. Painful Intercourse.
5. Painful urination (dysuria).
6. Lumps, bumps, sores, and ulcers.
8. Visible infestation.
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