STDs can come with common symptoms, such as:
- “Unusual discharge from the penis or vagina
- Sores or warts on the genital area
- Painful or frequent urination
- Itching and redness in the genital area
- Blisters or sores in or around the mouth
- Abnormal vaginal odor
- Anal itching, soreness, or bleeding
- Abdominal pain
However, there is another symptom that is rarely discussed as a symptom of STDs: your vision.
Vision problems are usually associated with gonorrhea, herpes, chlamydia, and syphilis. These STDs attack other body organs, as well, but vision changes may be an early indication you have one of these STDs.
It’s imperative to speak with your doctor about getting a panel of STD testing if you develop any of the following conditions:
- Severe redness
- Optic nerve disease
- Sensitivity to light
- Pain around the eyes
- Thick discharge – green or yellow-colored
These vision problems will only get worse and could result in partial or full blindness, not to mention the damage these infections are causing in other organs of your body.
Of course, it’s best to avoid getting an STD and causing and damage to your body or passing on the infection to another partner. The most effective measure against contracting an STD is to use a condom during intercourse. Additionally, you can use oral sex barriers to prevent transmission.
If you have unprotected intercourse with a new partner, it’s best to get tested!
Private Testing Center is here to help with all your testing needs. We offer affordable and convenient testing in a constant effort to prevent the spread of Herpes, HIV and other STDs. We deliver fast results so any necessary treatment can happen quickly. Same Day appointments are available and with over 1500 locations nationwide, your closest location is only a short drive away. We understand your privacy is of the utmost importance and we assure confidentiality for every one of our customers.