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What are the symptoms of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)?

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STDs don't always cause symptoms. If they do, they can include:

  • Bumps, sores, or warts near the mouth, anus, penis, or vagina
  • Swelling or redness near the penis or vagina
  • Skin rash
  • Pain when peeing
  • Weight loss, loose stools, night sweats
  • Aches, pains, fever, and chills
  • Yellowing of the skin (jaundice)
  • Discharge from the penis or vagina. Vaginal discharge may have an odor.
  • Bleeding from the vagina other than during a monthly period
  • Painful sex
  • Severe itching near the penis or vagina

SOURCE:  American Social Health Association.

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on September 11, 2018

SOURCE:  American Social Health Association.

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on September 11, 2018

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