4 of the most common symptoms of a sexually transmitted disease

Think you have an STD? Find out with this handy symptom checker.

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Sexually Transmitted Disease

Having unprotected sex not only leaves you at risk of unwanted pregnancies, but it also leaves you susceptible to a whole plethora of STDs or sexually transmitted diseases. While different kinds of STDs have different symptoms, there are some common ones that you should look out for.

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Rashes On Penis

Itching and redness in the genital area: Apart from being the symptom of a harmless skin infection, a rash on your genitals can be a sign of genital herpes, genital warts or syphilis.

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Mouth Sores

Rashes, pimples, ulcers and lesions in the genital area or other areas like hands or mouth: Another symptom of an STD, this kind of sore usually indicates herpes or syphilis.

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Pain During Sex Orurination

Pain during intercourse and urination: An indicator of UTI, pain during sex or urination can also indicate gonorrhoea or syphilis.

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Vaginal Or Penile Discharge

Abnormal discharge from the penis or vagina: It could be a yeast or candida infection. But apart from that it could be gonorrhoea or vaginitis.