5 Less Common STD Symptoms in Women

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Compared with men, women are more likely to suffer symptoms such as bumps, itching, or burning urination due to a sexually transmitted disease/infection, especially in the genital region. Without those first noticeable signs of an STD, infections often go unnoticed and untreated, which can cause long-lasting or even irreversible effects if left untreated.

Most Common STD Symptoms in Women:


Less Common STD Symptoms in Women:

  • Bleeding or spotting between menstrual cycles


  • Painless ulcers on the vagina

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  • Pelvic pain
  • Lower back pain
  • Fever
  • Nausea
  • Sore throat (after oral sex)
  • Swelling of the joints (knee, elbow, etc.)


  • Rectal pain, bleeding, or discharge (after receiving anal sex)