Many women often are not aware that they have an STD because the diseases do not always display easily detectable symptoms or any symptoms at all. In some cases, women will mistake the symptoms for other ailments, never recognizing the presence of an STD. However, it is important that you realize that the lack of symptoms does not mean that the STD is not causing harm to your body. That is why you should get yourself tested if you are sexually active.
Symptoms of common STDs include:
- Vaginal itching or swelling
- Burning sensation when urinating
- Pain during intercourse
- Unusual vaginal discharge
- Presence of sores or bumps near the genitalia, mouth or anus
- Skin rash