If you develop symptoms of a
sexually transmitted infection (STI), it is important to
be evaluated by a health professional soon after your symptoms start. Symptoms
of an STI include:
Many STI symptoms will go away or change quickly.
This does not mean that the STI has gone away. It will
be harder for your health professional to diagnose your STI after the
symptoms have changed. A delay in being evaluated may lead to a more serious
If you suspect you may have symptoms of an STI, do
not have sexual intercourse while waiting for your appointment. This will
reduce the risk of transmitting the infection to your partner.
November 16, 2012
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
& H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine
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