STI symptoms you should never ignore – from pain when urinating to itching

Since the early 2000s, gonorrhoea and syphilis have re-emerged as major public health concerns.

Chlamydia and genital warts are now the most commonly diagnosed STIs in the UK and have been the focus of public health interventions, including the national human papillomavirus vaccination programme, which has led to substantial declines in genital warts in young people, and the National Chlamydia Screening Programme in England.

London currently has the unfortunate title of STI capital in the UK, with more than double the number of diagnosed infections compared to any other region, accounting for one in four of all new cases of STIs, according to Lloyds Online Pharmacy.

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The health site added: “In fact, London’s rate of STI diagnoses is 83% higher than any other region in England – 17 of the 20 local authorities with the highest rates of STIs are in the capital.”

More than one million STIs are acquired every day worldwide, the majority of which are asymptomatic.

Chemist4U has shared the nine most common STIs are the symptoms to be aware of.

Chlamydia

  • STI symptoms you should never ignore – from swollen vagina to pain during ejaculation

Chlamydia is the most common STI in the UK for those aged under 25.

Symptoms are known to be evident after a couple of weeks after initial infection.

Symptoms for women include:

  • Pain when urinating
  • Unusual vaginal discharge
  • Pain in the stomach or pelvis
  • Pain or bleeding after sex
  • Bleeding between period

Symptoms for men include:

  • Pain when urinating
  • White, cloudy or watery discharge from the tip of the penis
  • Burning or itching in the urethra

Gonorrhoea

Gonorrhoea symptoms for women include:

  • Thick green or yellow vaginal discharge
  • Painful urination
  • Vaginal bleeding between periods
  • Abdominal pain
  • Pelvic discomfort

Symptoms for men include:

  • Painful urination
  • Thick green or yellow discharge from the tip of the penis
  • Pain or inflammation in one or both testicles

Trichomoniasis

Trichomoniasis symptoms in women include:

  • Vaginal discharge which may be thick, frothy with a yellow or green in colour
  • Fishy odour
  • Swollen or itchy vagina

Symptoms in men include:

  • Soreness
  • Swelling and redness around the head of the penis or foreskin
  • Pain during urination or ejaculation
  • Needing to pass urine more often
  • White discharge from the penis

Genital warts symptoms found in women include:

Painful growths or lumps around the vagina, anus or upper thighs

  • Itching
  • Bleeding
  • Changes to the urine flow

Symptoms for men include:

Painful growths or lumps around the penis, anus or upper thighs

  • Itching
  • Bleeding
  • Changes to urine flow

Genital herpes

Genital herpes symptoms found in women include:

  • Flu-like symptoms such as fever, headache, aches and pains
  • Stinging
  • Tingling
  • Itching
  • Discharge from vagina
  • Fluid-filled blisters appearing in the infected area that burst and leave behind small red sores which can be very painful

Symptoms for men include:

  • Flu-like symptoms such as fever, headache, aches and pains
  • Stinging
  • Tingling
  • Itching
  • Fluid-filled blisters appearing in the infected area that burst and leave behind small red sores which can be very painful

Scabies

Scabies symptoms for women include:

Red, itchy, raised rash or pimple-like spots on the skin.

Symptoms for men include:

Red, itchy, raised rash or pimple-like spots on the skin.

Syphilis

Syphilis symptoms in women include:

  • Small painless sore known as a chancre
  • Symptoms in men include:
  • Small painless sore known as a chancre

Symptoms in men include:

  • Small painless sore known as a chancre
  • Symptoms in men include:
  • Small painless sore known as a chancre

HPV

Human papillomavirus (HPV) does not produce any obvious symptoms in women

Symptoms in men include genital warts.

If experiencing any of these unusual changes or symptoms its important to speak with your doctor or a sexual health clinic.

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