– Still convinced that sexual relations are just about desire and romance? Remember, intimate relationships are also closely related to body health, especially reproductive organs. Well, there is a link between reproductive organs and sexual relations, namely sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).
Be careful, sexually transmitted diseases, viruses and bacteria that cause indiscriminate can attack anyone. Want to know how many cases of sexually transmitted diseases in the world? Don’t be surprised, according to WHO records, there are at least one million cases of sexually transmitted infections that occur every day. Tuh, fantastic, aren’t the numbers?
The question is, what are the symptoms of sexually transmitted diseases? Symptoms of this sexually transmitted disease can vary depending on the cause.
Well, here are sexually transmitted diseases and symptoms that people with them may experience.
3 Dangerous Sexually Transmitted Diseases
1. Itching and Bleeding due to Gonorrhea
Gonorrhea is a disease that is transmitted from sexual contact. Bacterial infection is the main culprit of this disease. Watch out, gonorrhea is highly contagious, the bacteria can spread from sexual contact with the penis, vagina, anus, or mouth of someone who has been infected.
What about the symptoms of this sexually transmitted disease? In most cases, the sufferer doesn’t realize the symptoms of gonorrhea or is accompanied by no symptoms. However, when the symptoms start to appear, the sufferer will experience itching, burning sensation when urinating, to vaginal discharge.
Not only that, gonorrhea can also cause a green, white, or yellow discharge from the penis. Meanwhile, for women, bleeding outside the menstrual cycle may occur. Horrified, right?
2. Mouth or Genital Sores Due to Syphilis
Unsafe sexual intercourse can also transmit syphilis. This disease is caused by a bacterial infection that can spread from oral, penile, anal, vaginal, and skin contact. In addition, even relatively small wounds can also be a medium for transmission of syphilis.
What about the symptoms? According to experts at the National Institutes of Health – MedlinePlus, the initial symptoms of this disease can be the appearance of open sores (small) on the genitals, mouth, skin, or rectum. These sores generally heal on their own in three to six weeks. Not only that, syphilis can also cause swollen lymph nodes in the area that is painful.
In addition, symptoms of this sexually transmitted disease can include fever, muscle and joint pain, skin rash, and hair loss.
Remember, untreated or untreated syphilis can cause a host of other problems. Starting from dementia, organ failure, to other serious health problems.
Make no mistake, syphilis is not only transmitted through sexual contact
3. Genital Warts, Itching to Bleeding
Genital warts are another disease that can be transmitted through sexual contact. This disease is caused by infection with the human papillomavirus virus (HPV). This HPV virus of 40 types, but the ones that more often cause genital warts are HPV 6 and 11. Genital warts can appear after several months or years when a person has been infected with HPV.
Genital warts are warts that appear around the genitals or on the rectum. Generally, these warts don’t cause pain. Then, what about the symptoms of this sexually transmitted disease?
In many cases, it can make the sufferer itch, the skin reddens, and can even bleed in the genital area. To my horror, these warts can grow in clusters, making them look like cauliflower. Not only that, genital warts can also appear in the mouth of a person through oral sex, you know. Tuh, scary right?
4. Wounds from genitals to buttocks
Apart from the three sexually transmitted diseases above, there are also genital herpes to watch out for. This sexually transmitted disease is caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV). Be careful, genital herpes is a very contagious disease, especially when there is an active outbreak.
When a person has genital herpes, the body will appear sores around the genital area. This wound will be accompanied by pain and a reddish color. Watch out, these sores can spread to the buttocks, thighs, or other nearby areas.
Also read : These Home Remedies to Overcome Genital Herpes
Although basically the HSV virus is inactive or and hides in the body without causing symptoms, this virus can reactivate and reappear sores.
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