Sexually transmitted diseases (STD’s) can prove to be fatal if not diagnosed and treated on time. In most cases, it is lack of awareness that worsens the condition of the patient. To get treated on time and reduce the chances of STD’s, it is important to be aware of precautions, diagnosis, signs and treatments.

Symptoms of STD’s

If you are aware of STD symptoms, you can get treated on time. Here are some key symptoms of STD’s.

Unusual vaginal blood discharge

Females that have unusual discharge have a risk of suffering from one of the STD’s. Women who have blood discharge apart from the days when they are having their mensuration cycle should consult medical experts right away. It may be a sign of an STD.

Painful Experience during intercourse

This is a common symptom of a sexually transmitted disease. If either partners are experiencing pain during sexual intercourse, either or both of them may be suffering from an STD. If this sign is witnessed, a medical expert should be approached on an urgent scale.

Vaginal Discharge is more than normal

Females who suffer from a sexually transmitted disease have a greater vaginal discharge than normal.

Pain in Pelvic areas

If you are experiencing chronic pain in the pelvic area apart from your periods, it can be a symptom of a sexually transmitted disease.
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Diagnosis of STD’s

The diagnosis of STD’s is done by performing various tests including the following.
• Blood Tests are used to diagnose various STD’s including HIV and syphilis
• Through urine tests, the symptoms of various sexually transmitted diseases are confirmed.
• In case of genital sores, the fluid from these areas is collected for fluid tests. These tests are used to get a confirmation about whether the sores are due to STD’s or not.
The correct diagnosis of an STD is very important as the treatment that follows depends on how well the treatment has been done. Consulting a professional medical expert who specializes in STD’s is important.


The process of recovering from any disease depends on the treatment plan. In case of STD’s, patients have to be very cautious about the treatments as most of these diseases can prove to be fatal.
Some of the commonly prescribed treatments are as follows.

The use of antibiotics

Most doctors prescribe anti-biotics for curing STD’s. These medicines are used to cure various STD’s including chlamydia and syphilis. However, in case of anti-biotics, a proper course is prescribed for a full week. If this course is followed properly by the patient, he recovers from the disease in quick time.

The use of anti-viral drugs

Anti-viral drugs reduce the intensity of infection and help the patient in combating the disease. However, even if these drugs are used, a person suffering from herpes can transfer this disease.

Taking Precautions

In case of STD’s taking precautions is very important. If you have had multiple partners in the past and you are suffering from an STD, it is important for all these partners to get themselves tested.

Author's Bio: 

I am hassaan ali a medical student at agriculture University Faisalabad. My main topic research is on STD's.