The earlier you can catch signs of an STD, the better. According to the CDC, STD symptoms vary when they appear, and sometimes you have no symptoms until it’s too late. For example, Chlamydia may appear multiple weeks after you’re infected, and Gonorrhea between 1-14 days after infection. Here are some of the most common early signs of an STD:
- Burning sensation when urinating
- Unusual discharge
- Abnormal vaginal bleeding
- Pain during sex
- Bumps on genitals
- Pelvic pain
If you test positive for an STD, setting up a treatment plan immediately with a medical professional is vital. You owe it to yourself to get the clarity you need, as your health is number one.