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Different Scary STI Symptoms: Is Abnormal Smelly Vaginal Discharge & Testicle Pain A Gonorrhea Sign?

Have you noticed a change or felt something in the genital area that is unusual and frightened you because you haven’t a clue what it is or why it has happened there. Depending on what you feel or the change will make it difficult to say what it is without being examined.

Nevertheless, because the vagina and penis are included with scary symptoms it’s likely infection is responsible. Most vaginal and penile infections are harmless but yet can be seriously problematic bringing painful symptoms. Sexually transmitted infections, yeast and bacterial infections like thrush and bacterial vaginosis are not life threatening conditions. Of course, if left untreated some can turn serious causing severe symptoms and become dangerous.

By knowing the symptoms of different genital infections will help identify what infection you have, that is, if you have one like an STI or bacterial vaginosis or other. Once the infection is sussed treatment can be sought after, although it’s best a doctor cracks the code so proper treatment is given.

Infection Symptoms below

Genital warts: Don’t panic but rather set out to treat them fast. If your suspicion is correct and you’re certain you have genital warts don’t delay in getting help. A delayed response to treat warts can cause complications.

Warts hit both genders from the age of 17 up to 34 and reasoned by the human papillomavirus. There are many types of virus and to be a little more accurate, over a hundred with at least forty of those able to infect. Generally, about two-thirds of people who have doings with an infected partner notice warts around 12 weeks. Anticipated lump sizes are less than one millimetre (1 mm = 0.039 inches) across to several square centimetres (1 cm = 0.39 inches) if bunched.

Aside from the actual lumps on the skin expect itchiness and discharge. Pain is not recognised with genital warts. Lumps can form in clusters and look pinkish or grey. They can come singly as well. Warts can change in size depending on how long you’ve been infected with them.

Trichomoniasis: Not many people have heard of this infection let alone know what’s included, unlike that of the STI Gonorrhea. Trichomoniasis is a sexually transmitted infection brought about by a parasite known as Trichomonas vaginalis. Symptoms generally happen within a month and are similar to a lot of other sexually transmitted infections so don’t get mixed up. To treat an infection successfully has to be done with appropriate medication, get this wrong and you could end up suffering from something far worse

Trichomoniasis Symptoms in women

  • Vaginal discharge will change to thick, thin or foamy and turn colour, yellow or green
  • Increase in discharge
  • Unpleasant fishy odour
  • Vaginal soreness
  • Inflammation around the vagina (swelling)
  • Vaginal itchiness
  • Pain passing urine or when having sexual intercourse

Trichomoniasis Symptoms in men

  • Painful when urinating
  • Painful when ejaculating
  • Frequent need to urinate
  • Watery white discharge
  • Soreness, inflammation around the tip of the penis

Bacterial Vaginosis Symptoms

  • Vaginal discharge bringing an odour that smells like fish
  • Odour gets stronger after sexual intercourse
  • White or grey discharge that’s runny

Gonorrhea is just like Trichomoniasis (trich) a sexually transmitted infection. Only this STI is caused by the bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae.

Gonorrhea Symptoms in Men

  • Frequent need to urinate
  • A sticky pus-like penis discharge coming in colours either white, yellow or greenish
  • Swelling or redness at the penis tip
  • Swollen testicles and pain
  • A sore throat

Gonorrhea Symptoms in Women

  • A watery, creamy, or green tinged vaginal discharge
  • Pain or burning when using the lavatory
  • Frequent need to urinate
  • Heavy bleeds at menstruation or spotting
  • A sore throat
  • Painful sex
  • Sharp lower abdomen pain
  • High temperature and fever

If you suffer from unfamiliar symptoms in the vagina and penis area that has you scared witless don’t hesitate to see a doctor. Do this and not only will your infection go but the fear too.