Symptoms of STDs in Women

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In a world filled with sexual immoralities, were sex is the order of the day. Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) can present themselves in many different ways and show up different amongst men and women. Few minutes before this post i have released a similar version of this article but it was focused to the male folks. Click here if you want to check it out. I don’t want to leave the females asking, “hey, dude were is ours” that’s why i made up this one for the ladies. Play Safe But Enjoy With Caution
Women are more susceptible to STDs yet they rarely experience any immediate symptoms from these disease. In men, STDs show up much more quickly. Once an STD has be identified in women, the chances of it taking over her body and causing significant health issues related to the disease decrease significantly once treatment has started and a treatment plan has been put into place. Here are the most common STDs that women can contract.
Bacterial Vaginosis
Bacterial vaginosis describes and imbalance in the microorganisms found in the vagina. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports that the frequency of this STD being contracted and detected is asymptomatic. Women who do get this disease experience symptoms such as a white or ash-colored to discharge as well as a foul smelling odor. Painful urination is another common symptom as well as a tingling sensation that is somewhat painful in nature around the vaginal area.
Chlamydia
The most common symptom of Chlamydia in women include extreme pain during urination, which can often times mask itself as a urinary tract infection or a kidney infection if a fever is present with this symptom. Another often seen symptom includes an increase in vaginal secretions that can vary in color and smell pungent. Typically, women who do contract Chlamydia do not tend to have any symptoms of the disease and it often goes undetected. The only way to effectively diagnose and treat the disease is by getting tested. Women can use either a home STD testing kit where they will be able to get the results much more quickly and can view those results in the privacy of their own home through the Internet or she can go to her doctor and get a blood and urine test to determine if she has contracted the disease. Because of the embarrassment contracting an STD has on women, most times she will opt to take the home STD testing kit and take those results to her doctor to get treated.
Gonorrhea
Women who have contracted gonorrhea will typically not experience any symptoms or very few symptoms. This makes it difficult as she may not know she has the disease therefore going undetected and untreated. It can also be easily mistaken for other types of illnesses not related to STDs and can be mistreated. If symptoms do rear women may experience painful urination and abnormal discharge or draining from the vaginal area in between her period; both of these symptoms can indicate a possible urinary tract infection. Gonorrhea may aggravate pelvic inflammatory disease in women which will speed up how far it progresses. The impacts of this disease alone include severe pelvic pain, gastrointestinal issues, abscesses, and the increased probability that she may not be able to have children.
Genital Herpes
Women who have contracted genital herpes experience red rashes with sores in or around the vaginal area, rectum, and along her inner thigh area. These sores look like skin ulcers and can be extremely painful. This type of skin ulcer is filled with liquid and will often tear open allowing that contagious liquid to spread to other parts of the body. Some other symptoms women may experience aside from these obvious sores and ulcers include a painful or tingling sensation when flare up begins. Signs of a first flare up of genital herpes include swollen lymph nodes and a fever. As time goes on, women will experience fewer occurrences of these symptoms.
Syphilis
Syphilis has four different stages progressing to an untreatable state. The first stage of the disease is experiencing one sore that looks like a chancre sore or an ulcer. This for the most part is not of major concern and women will often ignore this symptom. The second stage of the disease presents a rash that is seen on different parts of the body, more specifically seen in the vaginal and rectal areas of the body. Other symptoms seen during this stage include sore throat, fever, muscle aches and pains, weariness, migraines, hair loss, swollen lymph nodes, and a sudden and significant loss in weight. In both the first and second stages, these sores and rashes tend to go away on their own. In the third stage of the disease, no symptoms are even seen. Once the disease has progressed untreated and is in the fourth state or “late stage,” the disease becomes so severe that treatment may not be an option. More serious symptoms such as issues with movement and coordination, severe changes in vision, numbness, dementia, and eventually death are then seen. Women who experience any of these symptoms should consult with their doctor to prevent the disease from progressing any further and to obtain treatment. While home STD testing kits are extremely effective in detecting the probability of the disease, it cannot detect syphilis in its later stages. The only sure way to diagnose the disease in its late stages is through blood and urine tests by their doctor.
Testing for STDs in women
Often times, women can use home STD testing kits that will detect most of these diseases although may not detect them once they have progressed to an untreatable state. This is the most convenient and less embarrassing way for women to test for any type of STD and it is virtually completely accurate in detecting an STD but the type of STD is unknown most of the time. Women will be able to get their results much sooner and can access them in the privacy of their own home from the Internet. Once you have obtained the results, it is imperative to take those results to her doctor so she can receive the proper treatment. Further testing may sometimes be needed to detect how far the disease has progressed and if the STD that was detected is in fact correct so the proper treatment can be administered.
You will also want to see : STD Symptoms in Men

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