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Q. 10 What are the symptoms of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) in men and women?
Ans. STI symptoms in men

Ø   Discharge or pus from the penis.
Ø   Sores, blisters, rashes or boils on the penis.
Ø   Swelling in the genital area.
Ø   Pain or burning during urination.
Ø   Itching in and around the genital area.

STI symptoms in women :

Ø   Unusual and foul smelling discharge from the vagina.
Ø   Sores, blisters, rashes or boils around the genitais.
Ø   Pain in the lower abdomen.
Ø   Lumps on or near the genital area.
Ø   Pain or burning sexual intercourse.
Ø   Itching in and around the genital area.

v   It is important to know these symptoms and take immediate treatment. Self medication needs to be avoided.
v   It is important to take the full course of prescribed treatment, even if the symptoms disappear.
v   As sexual partner(s) may also have the same infection, it is important to get the partner(s) treated as well.