HPV and genital warts
HPV strains usually clear up on their own, but some strains can cause genital warts. They come in a variety of sizes, and can look flat, large, small, raised, or even cauliflower-shaped.
If you have a genital wart, it is likely that you will need to come into one of our DTAP clinics to get medical attention. Our doctors can help to find out if your warts are caused by HPV and whether you are at further risk of cancer in the genital or anal region.
The herpes simplex virus can cause blisters near or on the genitals, rectum, or mouth. These blisters often break and turn into painful sores.
These blisters hurt, and if you have blisters near the urethra, they might hurt a lot more when you urinate.
Remember that even when you cannot see any blisters, herpes can still spread from a carrier to a new infectee. This is why you should get an STD screening the moment you see any blisters in the genital, rectal or oral regions.
Syphilis is one of those silent bacterial STDs that creep up on you. The first symptom is often a solitary, firm but painless sore. The sore appears where the bacteria enters the body, and that can include your:
● external genitals
Eventually, multiple sores will appear. However, because they are painless, they are often ignored or not noticed.
Secondary stage syphilis rash and sores
If left untreated, rashes, and sores in of the mouth or anal regions will start to show. This is the secondary stage of syphilis.
The rash may look red or brown, and have a flat or velvety appearance. It usually doesn’t itch. Rashes can also appear in general on the body. Moist areas of the groin, armpit, and mouth can have gray or white lesions.