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Symptoms

Symptoms vary depending on the type of infection, although some people who become infected with an STD may not develop symptoms at all.

Some symptoms of STDs include:

  • Painful or painless ulcers on the skin of the genitalia of both sexes and in the vagina in women

  • Fever

  • Swollen glands

  • Abdominal pain

  • Discharge from the penis

  • Rectal discharge

  • Vaginal discharge

  • Burning discomfort during urination

  • Pain during sexual intercourse

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