Sexual Health

Sexually transmitted diseases: The most common and how to detect them

What are the signs that make us suspect that we may have an STD? Discover which are frequent and how to recognize them?

To prevent sexually transmitted infections is important to pay special attention to possible symptoms, since early diagnosis, as in most of the health problems, facilitates healing. However, keep in mind that some of these diseases are asymptomatic, that is, no obvious symptoms, and goes on quietly, so it is important not to skip regular gynecologic visit.

sexually transmitted diseases

Similarly, if we suspect that we may have a sexually transmitted infection must consult with the doctor. We are going to see more closely what are the signals that should not be underestimated, starting with the abnormal flow. Thus, the first evidence, if the flow is white and lumps, may be indicative of infection by fungi (yeast); if it is colored green and has a slightly unpleasant odor may be an infection of trichomonas; and if it is white or gray and smells fishy the infection can be caused by a bacterium called gardnerella.

Human papillomavirus

The Human Papillomavirus (HPV) may occur with the appearance of warts or condylomata in the genital area, but in most cases it is asymptomatic. To detect its presence the most effective test is cytology.


The chlamydia, one of the most common infections, may be accompanied by some characteristic symptoms such as abnormal bleeding between periods, thick discharge through the vagina, pain and burning when urinating and bleeding during intimate relationships.


The most common symptoms of trichomoniasis, in the case of women, are itching sensation, redness, burning or pain in the genital area, burning sensation during urination may also appear a discharge of white or yellowish color with an unusual odor.


The sores, although not hurt, it can appear both in the genital area such as the mouth or the skin. In the case of infection with syphilis, it is also often an inflammation of the next to the area where there are sores, hard consistency.

Genital herpes

The genital herpes usually develops in the contact area, i.e., in the genital area, anal area, buttocks, and manifests itself in the form of blisters or sores. In principle, it is small reddish bumps, and later lead to blisters tends to itch and pain.