STD Symptoms in Women

STD stands for Sexually Transmitted Disease.

An STD is passed by body fluids or genital contact during anal, oral, and vaginal sex.

STDs which are left untreated can damage your reproductive system and create other serious health risks.

STD Symtopms in Women

Chlamydia STD Symptoms

Majority of who have chlamydia do not have any genital symptoms when they are infected.

Signs and symptoms can show up 1–3 weeks after coming into contact with chlamydia, many months later, or not until the infection spreads to other parts of your body.

The most common STD symptoms in women are:

  • A change in the colour or smell or amount of discharge from the vagina
  • pain when passing urine
  • lower abdominal pain
  • Bleeding between periods or heavier periods
  • Pain or Bleeding after sex

Learn more about Chlamydia.

Gonorrhoea STD Symptoms

The most common Gonorrhoea STD symptoms in women are:

  • A change in the colour or smell or amount of discharge from the vagina.
  • An unusual vaginal discharge which may be thin or watery, yellow or green.
  • Pain when passing urine
  • Lower abdominal pain or tenderness.
  • Bleeding between periods or heavier periods
  • Infection in the rectum. This does not usually have any signs and symptoms but may cause anal pain, discomfort or discharge.
  • Infection in the throat. This usually has no symptoms.

Learn more about Gonorrhoea.

Trichomoniasis STD Symptoms

The most common symptoms in women are:

  • A change in the colour or smell or amount of discharge from the vagina .
  • An unusual vaginal discharge which may be yellow, grey or green frothy discharge with foul or fishy odor.
  • Pain when passing urine
  • Pain during sex
  • Vaginal redness or Vaginal itchiness, or both
  • Lower abdominal pain or tenderness.
  • Most males with “trich” do not have symptoms so they do not get treated.
  • That’s why it’s common for men to re-infect their partner(s).

 Learn more about Trichomoniasis

Syphilis STD Symptoms

Syphilis can develop in stages:

The first stage is called primary syphilis

The second stage is called secondary syphilis

The latent stage is called latent syphilis

The third stage is called tertiary syphilis

Primary syphilis

The primary stage begins with a single sore (called a chancre), but there can also be multiple sores. If not treated at this stage it will progress to the secondary stage.

Secondary stage

The secondary stage consists of skin rash and lesions that usually appear on the palm of the hands or bottom of feet. If not treated at this stage it will progress to the late or latent stage

Latent stage

The latent stage, also called the hidden stage, begins when primary and secondary symptoms disappear, but the disease is still present.

Third stage

Third stage syphilis is when the infection is left untreated after many years .

It may cause serious damage to the heart, brain, bones and nervous system.

Learn more about Syphilis

Molluscum Contagiosum (Water Warts) STD Symptoms

The molluscum spots look like pimples.

One lesion looks like tiny pearly dome-shaped bumps with a depression in the centre.

It can affect any area of the skin.

It is painless but may occasionally be itchy, inflamed or infected.

They can bleed slightly if scratched.

Learn more about Molluscum Contagiosum (Water Warts)

Herpes STD Symptoms

The most common STD symptoms of Herpes are:

  • Cold sores around the mouth
  • Sores or blisters around the genitals, buttocks, or anal area
  • Flu-like symptoms, including fever and swollen glands
  • Some people would have NO STD symptoms

Learn more about Herpes

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) STD Symptoms

The most common STD symptoms HPV includes :

Genital Warts are small bump or groups of bumps in the genital area.

They can be small or large, raised or flat, or shaped like a cauliflower

Some HPV types can cause normal cells in the body to turn abnormal and might lead to cancer over time

Some people have NO STD symptoms

Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)

In its early stages HIV has no STD symptoms.

Once the illness has progressed, the first symptoms may include fever, rashes, and sores.

In its final stage a person with AIDS may suffer from a variety of illnesses, including pneumonia


The scabies rash consists of tiny red spots.

It is usually obvious around the finger webs, on wrists, elbows and breasts.

Itch is characteristically more severe at night which may disturb your sleep.



(This article  is written by Our Guest writer Dr Mastura Shahrum)

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