- If you have recently initiated a new sexual relationship
- If you often alternate partners
- If you are planning to become pregnant
Then, the Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) should concern you! Every day 1 million men and women are infected by an ordinary STI, mainly between the ages of 15-49.
Which are the most common STI’s?
More than 30 microorganisms (viruses, bacteria, fungi, mycoplasma, chlamydia, parasites, and protozoa) are responsible for STI’s. The most common are: Syphilis, Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, Condylomas, Herpes, Mycoplasma/Ureoplasma
What complications are caused by STI’s when they are not treated properly?
Fortunately, in our days, effective regimens for most STI’s are made available to the medical community.
- Male and female infertility
- Ectopic pregnancy or loss of fetus
- Premature labor or low-weight newborn
- Cervical cancer
- Premature mortality
Can I be infected by an STI and not present symptoms?
Unfortunately, the majority of the STI’s do not present any symptoms or they present mild symptoms not necessarily identified as an STI. This is the reason that getting regular check-ups is very important. Ask your gynecologist about the specific STI test, which can detect the pathogens even at a stage when no symptoms are present. With a timely diagnosis you can ensure better quality of life, less psychological burden and avoid unpleasant situations.