Can STDs lead to organ damage?

Can STDs lead to organ damage?

Some untreated STIs can also lead to infertility, organ damage, certain types of cancer or death.

What happens if STD is left untreated?

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) or sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) as they are also referred to, often have no symptoms. However, if left untreated there can be serious consequences including blindness and other neurologic manifestations, infertility, mother-to-child transmission or birth defects.

How do you check for STDs at home?

For home STI testing, you collect a urine sample or an oral or genital swab and then send it to a lab for analysis. Some tests require more than one sample. The benefit of home testing is that you’re able to collect the sample in the privacy of your home without the need for a pelvic exam or office visit.

What STD is not curable?

Currently, there are 4 sexually transmitted infections (STIs or STDs) that are not curable: herpes (HSV), hepatitis B (HBV), human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), and human papillomavirus (HPV).

What is the strongest antibiotic for STD?

Azithromycin in a single oral 1-g dose is now a recommended regimen for the treatment of nongonococcal urethritis. Highly effective single-dose oral therapies are now available for most common curable STDs.

What is the worst STD in the world?

Top 5 Most Dangerous STDs HIV/AIDS. HIV, or Human Immunodeficiency Virus, is undoubtedly the most dangerous sexually transmitted disease. Syphilis. Unless treated timely and properly Syphilis can cause serious complications and, eventually, death. Hepatitis. Gonorrhea. Chlamydia.

What are the long term effects of a STD?

Possible complications include: Pelvic pain. Pregnancy complications. Eye inflammation. Arthritis. Pelvic inflammatory disease. Infertility. Heart disease.

What are the risks of STDs?

If left untreated, STDs can result in serious health consequences including infertility, ectopic pregnancy, and chronic pelvic pain in women. STDs can also increase risk of HIV transmission and acquisition.

How bad are STDs?

STDs are serious illnesses that require treatment, regardless of whether or not you are pregnant. But when you are pregnant, you are not the only one at risk; many STDs can be especially harmful to you and your baby. Some STDs, like HIV/AIDS, cannot be cured and may be deadly.