It is very common to worry that vaginal symptoms may be a sign of a sexually transmitted infection (STI). Sometimes the symptoms of vaginal infections can be similar to symptoms of an STI.
If you are concerned that your vaginal symptoms may be a sign you have an STI see your doctor and get it checked it out. You can also use our symptom checker iSPYSTI which helps to diagnose STIs and other common vaginal conditions.
The most common STIs and their symptoms include:
Chlamydia is a very common bacterial STI affecting both men and women. Many people do not notice any symptoms. Symptoms may include:
A genital infection caused by the organism Trichomonas vaginalis. Some people do not experience any symptoms. In women, symptoms may include:
A bacterium that infects the urethra, cervix and anus. Many people do not notice symptoms. Symptoms may include:
Many people do not notice any symptoms as you can have this virus and not have herpes lesions or sores. Symptoms may include:
“. . . It was quite distressing because initially what I thought was the thrush didn’t clear up – well nothing changed after I took that treatment – I thought maybe I had a STI.”
If this sounds like you, you are not alone. Talk to your doctor about your symptoms today