STDs also known as sexually transmitted diseases, come in several types with several different treatment options. The causes of sexual transmitted diseases are fairly simple. Sexual transmitted diseases are transmitted from person to person through sexual contact and body fluid. Though types of STDs and treatment options do vary, the manner in which STDs are transmitted does not. The following is a list of the common types of STDs and the treatment options for these STDs.
Types of STD’s
Gonorrhea is a common type of sexually transmitted disease. Gonorrhea is characterized by an abnormal vaginal discharge, burning sensation when urinating, pain or pressure in the pelvic region, burning and itching in the vaginal area and pain after intercourse. Gonorrhea and Chlamydia both share the same symptoms and the same treatment options. Gonorrhea is considered to be a pelvic inflammatory disease and in severe cases can cause infertility and chronic pain. Gonorrhea can spread through a body and lead to brain damage and heart disease. Individuals with gonorrhea have a higher chance of transferring and contracting HIV. Treatment options for gonorrhea include antibiotics and penicillin shots.
Human papillomavirus is another common STD. This particular STD is one of the most common with over 100 different types currently identified by medical professionals. These can be passed through vaginal, oral or anal sex. This particular type of STD has no distinct signs. Some individuals may not even be aware that they have contracted the STD. However, in some cases warts on the vagina and anal cavity may appear. Genital warts is a common symptom of this particular STD and can be treated through surgery, injection or freezing. Some types of this virus can create a link to cancer in the cervix. However, this type of cancer does not develop quickly and may take years to develop. There is no cure for human papilloma virus. Vaccines are available to help with the issues but the virus will always be there.
Syphilis is another common STD. Syphilis is a bacterial STD and can be life threatening. There are no early symptoms or signs of syphilis. This STD can lay dormant in the system for six weeks or more before any signs or symptoms occur. It is a painless disease at first that can develop into sores, genital swelling and soreness around the lips or mouth. If left untreated nerve damage, brain damage, blindness and even death can occur. Treatments range widely depending on the type of syphilis but the most common is an antibiotic regiment if it is caught early enough.
Though there are several other kinds of STDs these three are the most common types of STDs. STDs come in over 100 different types. Depending on the type of STD an individual has will depend greatly on the type of treatment that the doctor implements. If you believe you have been in contact with someone with an STD you should seek professional medical opinion immediately for testing and treatment options.