This wasn’t a topic that naturally came upon the first date or even the tenth date. No one wants to talk about sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Shame and fear to ask experts, that’s natural. However, knowing many things about STDs is very important. Besides STDs being considered common, the symptoms are unpredictable. The American Sexual Health Association writes that there are 20 million new cases of STD each year in the US. About half of these cases occur in young people aged 15-25 years. Here are some quiet STD facts that many people may not know. In addition, you can do at home std tests now.
Show No Symptoms
This is the most terrifying. “Most of the sexually transmitted infections (STI) don’t have any symptoms,” said Psychology founder Sasha Aurand. Because so many STDs have no symptoms, the medical community has turned to call them STIs.
Swollen Lymph Nodes in the Groin
When the body is exposed to infection, it will work to fight it. One of the ways the body does this is by creating more cells to fight infection. We have lymph nodes in the groin area, and they work to fight the infection. Besafemeds founder, Dr. Segun Ishmael said, swelling of the groin occurs because enlarged lymph nodes can occur in both men and women.
Feels Like the Flu
Obstetrics and Gynecology expert, Dr. Felix said, there are some people who experience STI symptoms similar to flu. HIV, for example, sometimes manifests itself in fever, sore throat, or rash. For women, perhaps pressure on the abdomen can be an early symptom of genital herpes. Men, however, often show no symptoms at all.
Pain in the rectum
STDs can affect many things, including the rectum or the last organ of the large intestine which ends at the anus and serves as a temporary storage area for feces. We can feel severe pain, bleeding, and itching. These are all things that should be checked immediately.