Sexually Transmitted Infections
Sexually transmitted infections, also known as sexually transmitted diseases/ STDs, can affect sexually active women of any age. However, when diagnosed and treated early, almost all STIs can be cured or managed effectively. It is important to be well educated on prevention, symptoms, and risks in order to protect your health.
Many STIs do not have symptoms, so regular screening is essential. It's important to talk with your Women's Health Connecticut provider to make sure you take preventative measures and get screened when necessary. If left untreated, many STIs can lead to more serious medical conditions.
Request an appointment with a Women’s Health Connecticut provider if you experience any of the following symptoms :
- unusual discharge or odor from the vagina
- pain in the pelvic area – the area between the belly button and genitals
- pain in the groin area – the area around the genitals
- genital burning or itching
- bleeding from the vagina that is not a regular period
- pain deep inside the vagina during sexual intercourse
- sores, bumps, or blisters near the genitals, rectum, or mouth
- burning and pain during urination or bowel movement
- frequent urination