You've been intimate with someone, but do you know what the signs and symptoms of STI's are? Most STI's and STD's are spread through sexual contact and are a growing concern, especially within the UK.
About 75% of the people who carry a disease or infection usually do not know it. During the years it can be easy to get exposed to an infection but remember you are in control of your sexual health.
STIs and STDs are very easy to catch and extremely difficult to get rid of. Unfortunately, more people will be contracting an STI or STD than you'd ever imagine.
Section: How do you know if you have an STI?
Some common symptoms of STI's Include:
1. You have a sore or lesion that does not heal within 2 weeks.
2. You have a fever, chills or other flu-like symptoms, such as swollen lymph nodes or frequent urination.
3. You have pain when urinating or during sexual intercourse (dysuria).
4. Your skin has a rash, blisters, bumps or sores that are painful or oozing fluid, especially in the genital area or around the anus (genital herpes).
5. You experience burning when urinating (urethritis), blood in your urine (hematuria) or pain during ejaculation (epididymitis)
This list is not extensive and can not be used as a diagnosis. Please contact thechemistlive if you have any of the above symptoms and would like to test.
If you think you may have an STI, it is important that you get tested as soon as possible. TheChemistlive now offer STI screening in our private and discreet clinic. As we are becoming more aware of STI's and other sexual transmitted infections, it is important we actively test on a regular basis to prevent further complications.
There are many treatment options for STI's that can be explored by your sexual health clinic or GP surgery. In some situations, thechemistlive may be able to help in providing antibiotics for your treatment.
Visit thechemistlive blood testing page to find out more about your testing options.