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sexually transmitted diseases
sexually transmitted diseases

How Sexually Transmitted Diseases Can Be Unsafe For Health

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), also called sexually transmitted infections (STIs) or Venereal Diseases (VD) are infections that can be transmitted from one person to another during sexual contact and intercourse with an infected individual. These diseases can be passed through vaginal intercourse, anal and oral sex.

Symptoms of sexually transmitted diseases

The symptoms of sexually transmitted diseases will vary depending on the kind of infection. Some common ones include:

  • Bumps, sores, or warts near anus,penis, or vagina
  • Redness or swelling near penis or vagina
  • Rash marks in the skin
  • Pain during urination and sexual intercourse
  • Weight loss, night sweats, tiredness and loose stools
  • Muscle aches, fever, weakness and swollen lymph nodes
  • Yellowing of skin
  • Discharge from penis or vagina
  • Vaginal dischargemay have bad odor
  • Bleeding from vagina other than period
  • Severe itching near penis or vagina

How to know if you have sexually transmitted diseases

At our Harley Street Clinic in London (Medical Express Clinic) you need to talk to the sexual health experts to know if you suspect you are suffering from a sexually transmitted disease. They will examine your overall health condition and perform STD testing to know if you have STD. The treatment can help you to:

  • Cure different sexually transmitted diseases
  • Reduce symptoms of the disease
  • Less chance of spreading STDs
  • Stay healthy and fit

How you can treat sexually transmitted diseases

There are various STDs that can be treated with antibiotics. At STD testing clinic in London, the doctor will give you antibiotics to treat the sexually transmitted diseases. You should take the drug even if you think the symptoms have gone away. Do not attempt other forms of medication not prescribed to cure your symptoms. This may cause difficulties in diagnosing and treating the infection of STDs. You should never share your medicine; however, there are doctors who provide extra antibiotics for your partner so that they can be treated together with you.

How to protect yourself from STDs

Check out some steps to take for staying away from sexually transmitted diseases.

  • Avoid unprotected sex with multiple partners
  • Use protection every time you want to enjoy sex
  • Check yourself for STDs. To avoid spreading the infection to someone else
  • Know the signs and symptoms of STDs. Look for them in yourself as well as your sexual partner
  • Learn about sexually transmitted diseases. The more you know about it, the better you can protect yourself

How to avoid spreading sexually transmitted diseases

  • If you have an STD, stop having sexual intercourse until you get the right treatment
  • Follow instructions given by the doctor at std testing clinic
  • Use protection during sex, especially with new partners
  • Do not resume having sex unless your doctor approves for it
  • Get yourself rechecked after unprotected sex with a new partner
  • Be sure your sexual partner receives treatment, in case he/she is infected with STDs

You can be tested for STIs at your nearest private GP practice in Harley Street,Medical Express Clinic. So that you can stay away from sexually transmitted diseases.