Okay, so many of us know the little jingle that comes with Pepto Bismol, right?
Heartburn, Nausea, Indigestion, Upset Stomach, Diarrhea!
So – the thought is that when you experience one of these uncomfortable GI distresses, you head for the bathroom and pop the pink bottle of Pepto.
But what if you’re symptoms aren’t exactly GI-related? What is they’re a little bit more …. uncomfortable.
Here's a jingle that's just as memorable as Pepto - except for STDs!
Symptoms of STDs
We thought we’d put together a similar jingle of some of the most common STD symptoms. Now don’t be mistaken, these are only a FEW of the MANY symptoms that can come from an STD. Also, many STDs show NO SIGNS at all. So, be on guard for that. However, if you’re having some discomfort and worried that you could have an STD, here’s a start on the common symptoms a sexually transmitted disease brings about. If you have any of these, make sure to find a lab and get tested for an STD right away.
Itching, Burning, Funny Discharge, It Hurts when I go Pee
Spotting, Sores, Rashes, Odor, Sex hurts my Wee Wee
Let us explain…
Itching: Well you probably get that one. But, itching could be a sign of Chlamydia, Scabies, Herpes, Pubic Lice, among others.
Burning: Burning when you go pee, have intercourse, or for some gals – even just sitting in a chair. Sometimes burning indicates yeast infection. But not always. Some common STDs that bring burning include Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Trichomoniasis, Chancroid and more.
Funny Discharge: This can occur for both guys and gals. Some STDs bring about different colors. If you experience this be on the lookout for Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Bacterial Vaginosis, among others.
Hurts when I Go Pee: Painful urination can also occur in both buys and gals. Could indicate Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Herpes and more.
Now on to Round Two…
Spotting: It’s common for women to see spotting in between periods or have menstrual pain if they have an STD. These symptoms certainly don’t mean that an STD is present, but if no other explanation allows, consider being tested for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea for starters.
Sores: Sores in the “private parts” can indicate Syphilis, Chancroid, Herpes, among others.
Rashes: Rashes often accompany the itching or burning you may feel. These can sprout up as a result of Syphilis, HIV and Scabies.
Odor: Shower and it’s still smelly? Make sure you’re tested for these: Trichomoniasis and Bacterial Vaginosis.
Sex Hurts My Wee Wee: Chlamydia, Trichomoniasis, Chancroid, Herpes, and others.
Check out this article that lists all of the STDS associated with common symptoms.
Concerned you might have one of these STD symptoms or STD? Get tested for an STD today.