Common symptoms of STIs include:
- Discharge from anus, penis, vagina;
- Odour, pain, itching, or burning in the anus, penis, rectum and/or vagina;
- Burning when urinating;
- Pain or swelling in one or both testicles;
- Bleeding from the anus and vagina (when not menturating);
- Pain when passing stool;
- Flu-like symptoms;Yellow skin tone and eyes;
- Blisters on anus/rectum, vagina, penis, and/or mouth.
- Warts on vagina, penis, scrotum, anus and surrounding areas (some shaped like a cauliflower).
- Unusual or new sores, lumps, or growths on the anus, penis, scrotum, throat or mouth.
Some STIs do not show symptoms for a long time although they can still be harmful and passed on. If you have one of the symptoms above, it does not mean that you definitely have an STI. It is recommended that you consult with your health care worker for further investigation.