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Version: 15. 14th October, 2008



STI So you think you've got one?


 Description:
 If you have unprotected sex, you may be at risk of a sexually transmissible infection (STI).
 Symptoms:

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 Some STIs cause symptoms.



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        Women may notice:



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        itch inside or outside the vagina



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        sores or blisters around the outside of the vagina or anus



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        fleshy lumps around the outside of the vagina or anus



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        pain in the lower abdomen



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        pain during sex



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        unusually heavy periods, bleeding between periods, or bleeding after sex
        unusual vaginal discharge
        frequent urge to pass urine
        pain or burning while passing urine.



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 Men may notice:



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        discharge from the penis



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        sores or blisters on the penis, pubic area or around the anus



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        fleshy lumps on the penis, pubic area or around the anus
        frequent urge to pass urine
        pain or burning while passing urine
        pain in the scrotum.



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 Men and women who practice anal sex can get STIs in the rectum (back passage). They may notice:

        pain in the rectum
        discharge from the rectum.

 Note that some of these symptoms have many causes – they do not necessarily mean you have an STI.
 Transmission:
 Some infections go away without treatment. Other infections appear to go away, but actually stay in the body. They
 may cause problems later on. They can be passed on to other people you have sex with. Some STIs can be passed
 from a pregnant woman to her baby.

 If you are concerned you have a sexually transmitted infection, the best thing is to talk it over with your local doctor,
 family planning clinic or sexual health clinic. Dont ignore any symptoms – go and have a check-up. If there is an
 infection, you can get the best available treatment and advice on how to stay healthy. If you think you have an STI, it
 is advisable not to have sex until you have received medical advice.
 Health Outcome:
 Some sexually transmitted infections do not cause any symptoms. That means a person can have an STI without
 knowing it. If you have had unprotected sex you may be at risk of an STI. See your local doctor, family planning
 clinic or sexual health clinic for a sexual health check-up.
 Help and Assistance
 For more information about STIs, you can talk to:




                                     (c) 2005 The State of Queensland (Queensland Health)                                                      Page 1 of 2
                                     Disclaimer: Please note that any material printed is regarded as an uncontrolled copy. It is the responsibility of the
                                     person printing the document to refer frequently to http://www.health.qld.gov.au for updates.
http://www.health.qld.gov.au
Version: 15. 14th October, 2008



STI So you think you've got one?


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 .      your local doctor
        your local sexual health clinic
        your local family planning clinic.
 Other Resources
 Queensland Health Sexual Health Website
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