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Sexually transmitted infections are extremely common—the CDC estimates that there are approximately 20 million new infections in the US every year! Easily curable STIs can have long-term health impacts and harm your fertility if left untreated. So if you’re experiencing symptoms, don't wait to get them checked out quickly.

Many STIs have no signs or symptoms (asymptomatic). Even with no symptoms, however, you can pass the infection to your sex partners. So it's important to use protection, such as a condom, during sex.

Note: if you have been diagnosed with genital herpes, or think you may have genital herpes, you can manage treatment directly from our Genital Herpes page or learn more from our Herpes Symptoms page.



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How to treat STIs online

Wisp is able to treat 3 of the most common STIs: chlamydia, gonorrhea, and trichomoniasis. All 3 of these STIs are curable with prescription antibiotics, which you can get through a wispcare sexual health consult. During this consult you will have the opportunity to describe your symptoms to your doctor, get a lab referral for testing if necessary, and get a prescription for antibiotic treatment. If you have symptoms and know you have been exposed to one of the STIs mentioned above, you can let your doctor know and they will provide you with the appropriate antibiotics (no lab test needed). Consult and treatment starts at just $16.

Chlamydia

One of the most significant characteristics of chlamydia is that it is extremely common—all sexually active individuals are at a high risk of acquiring the infection, especially those under age 25. Similar to other STD/STIs, chlamydia is often asymptomatic. It’s easy to not realize you have this infection and unintentionally pass it to sexual partners. Many people don’t experience any chlamydia symptoms at all, but if you are experiencing symptoms, they may include:

  • Abnormal vaginal discharge (smell, texture, color)

  • Burning and discomfort when urinating

  • Discharge from the penis

  • Burning and discomfort when urinating

  • Swelling and pain in one or both testicles

The chlamydia infection can also begin in the rectum in both women and men. While it is more common for this type of infection to occur after penetrative anal sex, it may also happen as a result of the infection spreading from the vagina to the rectum in women. If you experience any of the following symptoms in the rectum, there is a possibility you have a chlamydia infection there:

  • Tenderness and pain in or around the rectum
  • Discharge
  • Bleeding

How do I know if I have Chlamydia? While you may not present with many noticeable symptoms it is still possible to be a carrier of Chlamydia. Leaving the infection untreated poses long-term health risks related to women’s reproduction. If you begin to recognize symptoms, or test positive for chlamydia in an STI screening, it is essential that you reach out to your past sexual partners so they may seek treatment to avoid long-term health damage. Oftentimes, symptoms do not appear until weeks after exposure, which can make identifying the source of transmission more difficult.

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Gonorrhea

Like chlamydia, gonorrhea is extremely common in the US, and the most common symptom is often no symptoms at all. If left untreated in those with internal reproductive organs, gonorrhea can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), and greatly increase the risk of infertility. If you are experiencing symptoms, they may include:

  • Burning during urination
  • Discharge from the penis, typically white, yellow or green
  • Swelling and pain in the testicles
  • Off-cycle vaginal bleeding (between periods)
  • A noticeable change in the style of vaginal discharge

Additionally, it’s also possible to experience rectal infections of gonorrhea from anal sex. Symptoms of a rectal infection can include:

  • Anal discharge
  • Rectal itching
  • Pain or Soreness
  • Painful and/or bloody bowel movements

What Causes Gonorrhea? Gonorrhea is an infection caused by the bacteria, “Neisseria Gonorrhoeae.” The infection finds its way into your reproductive tract before settling into the mucous membranes there. The urethra is the most common site of infection for both men and women, and in women specifically, gonorrhea can settle in the uterus, fallopian tubes and cervix.

Similar to the urinary tract, gonorrhea thrives in the mucous membranes found in the rectum, throat, mouth and eyes. As a result, you cannot avoid contracting gonorrhea simply by avoiding penetrative vaginal sex.

Untreated gonorrhea can increase a person’s risk of acquiring or transmitting HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.

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Trichomoniasis

Trichomoniasis (also called “trich”) is a sexually transmitted infection caused by a protozoan parasite called “Trichomonas Vaginalis.” Despite being the most common STI in the US, many people haven’t heard of this infection. Like chlamydia and gonorrhea, trich is often asymptomatic, but symptoms can sometimes include:

  • Irritation or itchiness inside the penis
  • A burning sensation following urination or ejaculation
  • Discharge from the penis
  • Burning, itchiness, irritation and soreness of the vagina and urinary tract
  • Burning or discomfort while urinating
  • A noticeable change in the style of vaginal discharge: it may be more thin or increased in volume. The discharge may be clear, white, yellow, or green with a fishy smell.

Among those with vaginas, trichomoniasis symptoms can easily be confused with BV (bacterial vaginosis) so it’s important to ask a doctor if you aren’t sure of your diagnosis.

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Final thoughts on treating STIs online

Remember: all 3 of these STIs are common, curable, and will negatively impact your health if left untreated. Get prescription antibiotics quickly and easily with wisp to get symptom relief and continue protecting your sexual health.

Request an Online STI Consultation to get started today.

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