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What Are Sexually Transmitted Diseases?

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Sexually transmitted diseases are diseases which are passed on from one person to another during sexual intercourse. These diseases can be transmitted through body fluid exchange, blood, kissing and sexual intercourse. There are many types of STDs and although most of them can be controlled, not all can be cured totally. Not all of these diseases can actually be detected by symptoms. But some of the common symptoms would include pain in the pelvis area, unusual discharge from the penis or vagina, painful intercourse, uncommon bleeding or blisters around the genital area. Sexually transmitted diseases are very dangerous and if left untreated, they can cause complications which can also lead to fertility problems.

There are many types of sexually transmitted diseases and this includes the following.

Herpes- this is caused by the herpes simplex virus. People who have this may show very few symptoms. Usually blisters around the genital area would start to appear. These blisters can leave painful sores when they break out. This type of infection can stay in the body indefinitely. And it may need constant medication for a person to lessen the pain caused by the blisters. This is the most common type of sexually transmitted disease right now. There is always a huge increase of people being diagnosed with genital herpes every year. Unprotected sex is usually how people get this type of sexually transmitted disease. And most of the time, herpes appear like any common rash in the skin. But they're more painful compared to the common skin rash a person would have.

Genital warts is another form of sexually transmitted disease. This is mainly caused by human papilloma virus. Warts would appear in the genital areas as well in the form of skin tags. The good thing about these warts is that they can be cured using a poison called podophyllotoxin condyline. These warts can also be removed using surgery or laser treatments. However, once contracted, they may return at anytime throughout your life.

Another type of sexually transmitted disease would be gonorrhea. This is mainly caused by a gonorrheae bacteria. Symptoms of this disease would include bleeding after intercourse, unusual discharge and pain when urinating. Women are more at risk in contracting this disease then men. A single dose of medication is usually what it takes to treat gonorrhea. This medication can clear up the infection fast but it cannot undo the damage already done by the disease especially to the reproductive system. If left untreated, it could lead to further complications like infertility and inflammatory diseases.

To avoid contracting this diseases, always remember to protect yourself. The easiest way is to use a condom to protect yourself from these diseases. Avoid having multiple sexual partners as this will put you at more risk in getting those diseases. Make sure you and your partner get tested before you decide to becoming more intimate and engaging in any sexual intercourse. It's always better to be sure. Prevention is always better than cure. If you think you may be at risk, visit your doctor and get tested right away. The earlier these diseases are detected, the more chance you have of being totally treated.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR: IRSAN KOMARGA
Irsan's passion is to write on wide varieties of subjects. His latest writing which contains reviews on wireless barcode scanners and other information about barcode scanners.

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