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STD Symptoms: An Overview

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Pubic lice or crabs:
· Finding lice or lice eggs
· Itching in the genital area

Genital herpes. Symptoms generally occur during an outbreak. Some people may not have any symptoms. Symptoms include:

· Fever
· Pain when urinating
· Small red bumps, blisters, or open sores where the virus entered the body, such as on the penis, vagina, or mouth. Sores heal after two to four weeks
· Vaginal discharge

· Muscle aches
· Pain in legs, buttocks, or genital area
· Headache
· Itching, burning, or swollen glands in genital area

Hepatitis B. Majority of women will display no symptoms of Hepatisis B. However, symptoms include:

· Skin and whites of eyes turning yellow
· Low-grade fever
· Dark-colored urine and pale bowel movements
· Headache and muscle aches
· Stomach pain
· Tiredness
· Upset stomach or vomiting
· Loss of appetite
· Diarrhea

Trichomoniasis (also known as trich). Most women will not have any symptoms. However after exposure, symptoms will appear 5-28 days later.

· Discomfort during sex and when urinating
· Lower abdominal pain (rarely)
· Itching or discomfort in the genital area
· Yellow, green, or gray vaginal discharge (often foamy) with a strong odor

Syphilis. Symptoms of syphilis generally appear in stages. For example:

· After 10-90 days after infections, a single, painless sore appears in the mouth, genital area, mouth, or other parts of the body. The sore will go away on its own.
· Symptoms of the secondary stage appear 3 to 6 weeks after the sore appears. Other stage two symptoms include:
· Fever
· Weight loss
· Headaches and muscle aches
· Skin rash with rough, red or reddish-brown spots on the hands and feet that usually does not itch and clears on its own
· Sore throat and swollen glands
· Patchy hair loss
· Tiredness

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