The Broadgate Clinic London Wall convenient STI symptom checker

This webpage (the Broadgate Clinic London Wall STI symptom checker) is a quick and useful aid to help readers to look out for and identify the possible symptoms of the existence of a Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI).

The first thing that you need to be aware of if you are looking for signs that you may have been exposed to a sexually transmitted disease, is that in many instances, there are no symptoms. The same is true, whatever the type of STI, be it: Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea, Syphilis, Vaginitis, HIV etc. This being the case, if you believe that you might have been infected, you owe it not only to others, but to yourself as well, to get yourself checked out. The fact of the matter is that even though you may display no symptoms whatsoever; if you have contracted an STI, you can still pass it on through sexual activity.

The common symptoms of STIs

Most STIs share similar symptoms. These symptoms include but are not limited to:

  1. Bleeding during or after intercourse (women only)
  2. Bleeding in between periods (women only)
  3. Heavier periods (women only)
  4. Pain and/or discomfort during sexual intercourse (women only)
  5. Pain and/or discomfort during urination
  6. Pain during male ejaculation (men only)
  7. Pain in the lower abdomen (women only)
  8. Pain or tenderness in the testicles (men only)
  9. Pelvic pain
  10. Pain in the joints (rare)
  11. Penile discharge
  12. Red rash or blotched appearing on areas of the skin
  13. Red blisters, sores, or bumps around the genital area
  14. Vaginal discharge
  15. Vaginal irritation
  16. Flu-like symptoms (Fever, rash, and/or sore throat)
  17. Irritation in the genital area
  18. The presence of small lice, (or mites) and/or lice eggs
  19. Infectious sores in the genital area and/or around the mouth
  20. Hair loss
  21. Inflamed foreskin

To give you a rough idea of which symptoms relate to which STI, Broadgate Clinic London Wall offers the following simple, basic guide. When referring to this list of the more common STIs, please beware that some of these symptoms are also associated with other illnesses and conditions, which are not necessarily STIs. Pain or discomfort while urinating for example, can indicate a non-sexually related condition such as a urine infection (i.e. Cystitis).

STI

Symptoms in men

Symptoms in women

Chlamydia

5, 8, 11

1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 14

Genital Warts

13

13

Genital Herpes

12, 13

12, 13

Gonorrhoea

5, 8, 11

1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 14

HIV

16

16

Pubic Lice

17, 18

17, 18

Scabies

12, 18

12, 18

Syphilis

12, 16, 19, 20

12, 16, 19, 20

Top of Form

Trichomonas Vaginalis  Bottom of Form

5, 11, 21

5, 14

Symptom-free does not mean infection-free

It is important to understand that many cases of STI infection are symptomless. The absence of symptoms does not therefore mean you have not been infected. If you suspect an infection, and you do not present symptoms, the wise and safe thing to do is to get yourself checked out.

For more information on any of the STIs mentioned above (plus many others too), check out the individual web-pages on the Broadgate Clinic London Wall website.

Broadgate’s Walkin Clinic London

For ultimate peace of mind, why not get yourself checked out in the discrete private surroundings of our sexual health screening services facility here at Broadgate Clinic London Wall in the heart of London? Your consultation, any STI screening and any treatment that may be necessitated, will be carried out in total confidence by our professional team of men and women doctors. Use of our walkin clinic London can be accessed with no prior appointment. Simply call in when it is convenient to do so.