In many cases, women are not aware that they have an STD because the symptoms are not present or they are mistaken for something else. This means that a woman can go an extended period of time without ever realizing that she has an STD. For the sake of your health, it is important to be aware of your body, so you can detect symptoms early. You also need to remember that the absence of symptoms does not necessarily mean that you do not have an STD. If you are sexually active, it is important to get yourself tested.
Symptoms of common STDs:
- Burning sensation during urination
- Pain during intercourse
- Unusual vaginal discharge
- Presence of sores or bumps near the genitalia, mouth or anus
- Skin rash
- Vaginal itching