Many sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and infections (STIs) do not have immediate symptoms. Without symptoms, most people assume they are safe and avoid getting tested. It is recommended you get tested regularly if you are sexually active.

According to the Mayo Clinic, the following are some symptoms you may recognize:

  • Painful urination
  • Lower abdominal pain
  • Vaginal discharge and strong vaginal odor in women
  • Discharge from the penis in men
  • Pain during sexual intercourse in women
  • Bleeding between periods in women
  • Testicular pain in men
  • Painful bowel movements