The signs and symptoms of STD's include:
- In women, itching around the vagina and/or discharge from the vagina.
- Reoccurring or severe vaginal yeast infections. Yeast infections are characterized by white milky discharge, a foul odor, and itching.
- Bleeding from the vagina, other than menstration ("your period").
- Discharge from the penis.
- Pain during sex, when urinating and/or in the pelvic area or abdomen.
- Sore throats in people who have had oral sex.
- Pain in the anus for people who have had anal sex.
- Painless red sores on the genital area, anus, tongue and/or throat.
- A scaly rash on the palms of your hands and the soles of your feet.
- Dark urine, loose, light-colored stools, and yellow eyes and skin.
- Small blisters that turn into scabs on the genital area.
- Swollen glands, fever and body aches.
- Unusual infections, unexplained fatigue, night sweats and weight loss.
- Soft, flesh-colored warts around the genital area.
Keep in mind that sometimes there may be no outward signs of STD's. For that reason, safer sex methods (condoms) should always be used.
If you have any of these signs or symptoms or think you may have been exposed to a sexually transmitted disease, make an appointment to see your doctor or visit your local health department for an evaluation.