STIs (sexually transmitted infections, also known as STDs) can have a lot of symptoms, but most of the time STIs don’t show any symptoms at all. If you notice any STI symptoms, it’s a good idea to go to the nearest STI testing clinic in Montreal. Some of these symptoms can also be signs of other infections that might need to be treated. If you notice more serious symptoms like a sudden fever or severe pain, it’s a good idea to see a doctor as soon as possible.
It’s common to be worried if you think something could be a sign of an STI. Remember that most STIs are curable. Almost all STIs that aren’t curable are treatable. This means that you’d always have them, but you can live a long and healthy life if you do. If you get tested and take the medicine you need, it’s rare for STIs have any risk to your overall health.
Genital STI symptoms
Most cases don’t show any signs at all. When there are signs, the most common STI symptoms for someone’s penis, vagina, vulva, or anus are:
- A feeling like burning or pain when peeing
- Pain in or on the genitals
- A new liquid coming out of the genitals
- Unexpected bleeding or a bad smell around the genitals
- Bumps or sores that are itchy, or a rash that seems different
- Pain during sex
- Signs of a flu or cold after you’ve had sex without a condom or dental dam
If you have any of these symptoms, it’s a good idea to get tested at the nearest STI testing clinic in Montreal. There you will find out if it is an STI. If you do, you’ll also find the right treatment for you.
Oral STI symptoms
You can also get STIs from oral sex, and give them the same way. Like in the genitals, STIs in the throat rarely have symptoms. Symptoms in the mouth and throat can look a bit different than what you’d find lower down:
- Itchy bumps or sores, including cold sores
- A sore throat or pain in the throat
- Bumps or rashes in or around the mouth
- Signs of the flu or a cold after you’ve had oral sex without a barrier