STD’s Cause Greater Long Term Threats To Women
Getting an STD sucks. It doesn’t matter what the STD is, whether you’re male or female, how old you are; it just plain old sucks. No one is denying that. And everyone needs to get the proper care and treatment, even if you aren’t experiencing any symptoms, because it can cause health problems later on. It is especially essential that you get the proper care and treatment as soon as possible, because leaving an STD untreated for women leads to way more serious consequences down the line. Unfortunately, having a vagina has its downsides sometimes.
Let’s start with the common ones. If left untreated, both Chlamydia and Gonorrhea can spread to the uterus or fallopian tubes and cause pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). PID can lead to scar tissue on the fallopian tubes, an ectopic pregnancy (pregnancy outside the womb), and even infertility. So basically get that shit fixed pronto.
The other STD’s, the more scary ones, will make you the poster girl for condoms (though you should always be like that). HPV doesn’t just cause warts, which are gross enough, but if untreated, it can cause a number of different cancers, including cervical cancer. Herpes, is obviously incurable, and those sores leave you more susceptible for contracting HIV. And of course, HIV is incurable and if left untreated can lead to AIDS, which can be fatal.
Okay, now moving on to a bacterial infection that has been around for awhile, but has just recently been proven to be an infection that transmits through unprotected sexual activity. It’s called mycoplasma genitalium (MG) and is the new STD to watch out for. It causes cervix infections in women, which can cause a burning sensation when you pee, abnormal discharge, pain during sex, and bleeding after sex. And if untreated, MG, like Chlamydia and Gonorrhea, can lead to PID and all those scary symptoms.
Moral of the story is to get any and all STD’s treated the second you know you have it or to even prevent getting those STD’s is to wear a condom…ALWAYS.