Sexually Transmitted Diseases (cont.)
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What Are Other STD Symptoms and Signs?
Symptoms of STDs caused by protozoan
Symptoms of STDs* caused by fungi*
Jock itch (genital itching or Tenia cruris)* (not always an STD)
Yeast infection (Candidiasis)* (not always an STD)
Symptoms of STDs caused by parasites
When Should I Call a Doctor about STDs?
A medical examination may be necessary if a person believes he or she may have an STD or if he or she may have been exposed to someone with an STD. Being seen by a doctor as soon as possible after exposure to an STD is important; these infections can easily spread to others and can have serious complications.
Go to your primary care physician or an urgent care center or STD clinic in these circumstances if:
How Are Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) Diagnosed?
Some STDs can be diagnosed without any tests at all (for example, pubic lice). Other STDs require a blood test or a sample of any unusual fluid (such as an abnormal discharge from the vagina or the penis for gonorrhea or chlamydia) to be analyzed in a lab to help establish a diagnosis. Some tests are completed while a person waits; other tests require a few days before a person may obtain the results (for example, syphilis).
Are there Home Remedies for Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)?
Home treatment of STDs is not recommended because prescription medications are usually necessary.
Last Reviewed 11/21/2017
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