A DOC has uncovered the hidden STI symptoms you need to know about and warned people who may need urgent testing.
While most people are aware of the common symptoms caused by a sexually transmitted infection such as B. sores or a burning sensation down there, an STI can cause other symptoms throughout the body.
dr Manoj Malu, founder and director of Clarewell Clinics, has warned Britons to be on the lookout for alarming symptoms, including ones people might not be expecting.
dr Malu said that Daily Star: “When someone thinks of sexually transmitted diseases, they generally think of the genital symptoms.
“It’s important to realize that most STIs are capable of causing symptoms outside of the genital area.”
The doctor said that many patients with lumps around the anus can understandably think they have hemorrhoids, but anal warts can often be mistaken for hemorrhoids and are therefore mistreated.
EYES RED AND STICKY
dr Malu explained: “It’s easy to dismiss sticky red eyes as hay fever.
“Nevertheless, it’s important to remember chlamydia and gonorrhea can also produce similar symptoms, particularly if you have had intimate contact with someone with these infections.
“I’ll leave it to your imagination how these genital infections get into our eyes. syphilis can also cause redness of the eyes along with some floaters and blurred vision.
“You may have developed some symptoms that are easy to dismiss — like a mild rash, a bit of a fever, and fatigue.
“A syphilis infection affecting the eyes is a serious matter that should not be taken lightly.”
dr Malu said: “Stage 2 syphilis, which can occur anytime from a few months to 2 years after onset, can cause hair loss.
However, he added that hair loss doesn’t just appear on the scalp, it can also appear on the eyebrows, eyelashes, armpits, and arms, legs, and trunk.
dr Malu warned: “Some patients experience painful swelling of large joints (elbows, wrists, knees and ankles) due to underlying chlamydial infections.
“This happens because the lining of our joints contains some antigens very similar to those found in these bacteria.
A particularly serious condition is septic joint infection caused by gonorrhea, in which the joint becomes acutely red, hot, and swollen and requires emergency hospital treatment.
The doctor said: “The destruction of knee joints by late syphilis was a common sight before the advent of penicillin, but fortunately rare now.”
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