Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) can cause many different symptoms. They may include:
- Abnormal discharge from the vagina or penis. This may get worse over a period of several days to 2 weeks.
- Pain, burning, or itching while you urinate that lasts for longer than 24 hours.
- Cloudy urine.
- Pain during sexual intercourse.
- Pain or a feeling of heaviness in the pelvis or lower belly.
- Itching, tingling, burning, or pain in the genitals.
- Sores, lumps, blisters, rashes, or warts on or around the genitals.
- Vaginal spotting or bleeding after sexual intercourse.
- Crusting at the tip of the penis.
- Other symptoms of an infection, such as a rash, fatigue or lack of energy, or swollen glands (lymph nodes).
These symptoms require medical attention. Avoid any sexual contact until you have been checked by your health professional.
Current as of: November 22, 2021
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:William H. Blahd Jr. MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & H. Michael O'Connor MD - Emergency Medicine