STD & STI
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Not all STD symptoms in women are due to an STD. Here's a comprehensive list of STD and non-STD causes.
Chlamydia is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Symptoms can be subtle but can include abnormal vaginal discharge in women and painful urination in men. It can be prevented with safe sex practices and treated with antibiotics.
Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease that can be acute or chronic. Symptoms occur in three stages, characterized by a sore in the mouth or genital area, followed by a rash, and, if untreated, can progress to more serious issues such as blindness, paralysis, dementia, deafness, and death.
There are two types of herpes simplex virus—an oral type and a genital one. They both can cause outbreaks now and then, but are dormant most of the time. Both are contagious through intimate contact, so it’s important to take precautions with partners.