Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) Signs and Symptoms

STIs often show no early symptoms, making regular screenings crucial for early detection and prevention.

Look out for abnormal genital discharge, a possible indicator of infections like chlamydia or gonorrhea.

Persistent itching or a rash around genital areas may signal the presence of various STIs, including herpes.

Discomfort or pain during urination can be a red flag for STIs such as urinary tract infections or certain STDs.

Open sores or raised bumps on genitalia might be symptoms of herpes, syphilis, or HPV—get checked promptly.

Some STIs manifest with flu-like symptoms, such as fever and body aches; don't ignore these warning signs.

Pelvic or abdominal pain may indicate more severe infections like pelvic inflammatory disease (PID).

Enlarged lymph nodes in the groin may suggest a response to an STI, necessitating medical attention.

STIs can disrupt menstrual cycles; irregularities might point to an underlying infection needing evaluation.

Practice safe sex, get vaccinated, and communicate openly with partners to reduce the risk of STIs—prioritize your sexual health.