Worried about STIs (symptoms)

A lot of people with STI's will have no symptoms at all. We recommend having STI screening when you change your sexual partner.

In men, the common reported symptoms of STI are:

Discharge coming out from the tip of penis

Lumps in the pubic area, genital area or around the anus

Pain on passing urine

Pain or swelling in the testicles

Sores, ulcers, or blisters on the genital area, or around the anus

Tingling, stinging, irritation, discomfort, or soreness on the tip of the penis


In women, the most commonly reported symptoms of STI are:

Unusual vaginal discharge

Bleeding after sex or in between periods

Itching or soreness

Lower abdominal pain

Lumps in the pubic area, genital area or around the anus

Pain during sex

Pain on passing urine

Sores, ulcers, or blisters in the genital area, or around the anus


If you're worried about sexually transmitted infections, it’s best to get tested.

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