The common symptoms of STIs

The common symptoms of STIs are similar in men and women but with some notable difference due to the changes in anatomy. For the sake of clarity, we list them by gender.

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Men’s STI symptoms

  • A thick (but sometimes watery) discharge from the tip of the penis – this can appear bloody or cloudy
  • Discomfort when urinating – painful burning sensation
  • Symptoms similar to flu – specific to syphilis
  • Patchy hair loss – specific to syphilis
  • Painful bowel movements
  • Rash
  • Itching in the anus, in-between fingers, or on hands, wrists, ankles, and under the arms
  • A sore on the genitals or mouth – specific to syphilis
  • Testicles being swollen and painful
  • Tiny lice or mites – specific to genital lice and scabies
  • Warts on and around the genital area – specific to a genital warts and genital herpes)

If you display any or several of the above mentioned symptoms, and it is possible you could have been infected with an STI, you should visit the Broadgate sexual health clinic for men London Wall. We operate a walk-in service, or if you prefer, you can phone ahead to make an appointment.

Women’s STI Symptoms

    • Abdominal pain in the lower abdomen during and/or after sexual intercourse
    • A thick discharge from the vagina – this can appear bloody, cloudy or yellowish
    • Symptoms similar to flu – specific to syphilis
    • Patchy hair loss – specific to syphilis
    • Rash
    • Discomfort when urinating – painful burning sensation
    • Heavy periods and/or bleeding in between periods
    • Painful bowel movements
    • Itching in the anus, the genital area, in between fingers, or on hands, wrists, ankles, under arms, or on the breasts
    • A sore on the genitals or mouth – specific to syphilis
    • Tiny lice or mites – specific to genital lice and scabies
    • Warts or blisters on and around the genital area (specific to a genital warts and genital herpes)

If you display any or several of the above mentioned symptoms, and it is possible you could have been infected with an STI, you should visit the Broadgate sexual health clinic for women London Wall. We operate a walk-in service, or if you prefer, you can phone ahead to make an appointment.

STIs Are Often Asymptomatic

You should also be aware that in many instances STI infections are asymptomatic – in other words they display absolutely no symptoms at all. However, you can still infect others, and if left undiagnosed and untreated, your health can seriously deteriorate over a matter of years (see articles on gonorrhoea, hepatitis and syphilis).

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Private STI Treatment in London

If you suspect you could have contracted an STI, even though you show none of the common symptoms of STIs, you should visit the sexual health clinic at Broadgate GP Clinic London Wall. You can take advantage of our walk-in facility, or phone ahead to make a same-day (or later) appointment by calling 020 7638 4330.

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