Sexually transmitted diseases are the diseases that attack the genitals in men, as well as in women. These diseases can be passed from one partner to the other during a sexual intercourse. In the majority of cases, the symptoms of these diseases cannot be noticed in the early stages, but sexually transmitted diseases tend to progress and because of this, a regular check is very important. In this regular examination these disease can be detected while they are in the early phases. Sexually transmitted diseases are spread through unsafe sex, when the partners do not use any protection. They can be spread through vaginal, anal or oral sex.
Sexually transmitted diseases and theirs symptoms
There are several very frequent sexually transmitted diseases, such as chlamydia, syphilis, genital herpes and trichomoniasis, as well as yeast infection. One of the most common and also frequent sexually transmitted diseases is chlamydia. This infection is caused by the bacteria Chlamydia that affects the penile urethra in males and the cervix in females. The most common symptoms of chlamydia are painful intercourse and a discharge from the vagina and penis. Burning sensation during urination, itching and burning around the penis and vagina opening are also some of the signs of this disease. Chlamydia may spread to the rectum and cause rectal burning sensation. The best protection of Chlamydia is latex condoms.
Another sexually transmitted disease is syphilis, an infection that is caused by the bacteria Treponema pallidum. Syphilis is a very serious disease since it can have very serious consequences if it is not treated promptly. It is marked by the occurrence of the sores on the genital areas, although these sores may also appear on the mouth, in the vagina and rectum. They are full of bacteria so the simple touch to these sores can be dangerous. Therefore, condoms are not very effective in protecting from syphilis. The symptoms of syphilis that are the most usual are fever, swollen lymph glands and hair loss, as well as headache, weight loss and tiredness.
Trichomoniasis is a sexually transmitted disease, which is frequent in women. If this disease happens in men, they do not experience any symptoms. However, the most common signs of this disease in women are a vaginal discharge that is of foul smell, painful intercourse, itching and burning sensation in the area around vagina. Many women tend to mistaken this disease for yeast infection because these two infections have similar symptoms.