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STI symptoms: Pain felt in three different body parts can be a warning sign

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STI’s which are left untreated can cause irreversible damage and may affect fertility. This is why recognising the early symptoms is key. One condition caused by a sexually transmitted disease is known to cause pain in any of these three body parts.

According to the Mayo Clinic, early STI symptoms may include:

  • Sores or bumps on the genitals or in the oral or rectal area
  • Painful or burning urination
  • Discharge from the penis
  • Unusual or odorous vaginal discharge
  • Unusual vaginal bleeding
  • Pain during sex
  • Sore, swollen lymph nodes, particularly in the groin but sometimes more widespread
  • Lower abdominal pain
  • Fever
  • Rash over the trunk, hands or feet.

Also known as pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) is often caused by a gonorrhoea and/or chlamydia infection.

It often causes a dull pain in the stomach, abdomen or pelvic area.

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The disease most often occurs when sexually transmitted bacteria is spread from the vagina to the uterus, fallopian tubes or ovaries.

When to see a doctor?

See your doctor or seek urgent medical care if you experience:

Severe pain low in your abdomen

Nausea and vomiting, with an inability to keep anything down

Fever, with a temperature higher than 38.3 C

Foul vaginal discharge.


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