"STD Symptoms That Affect The Rest Of Your Body"

STD symptoms are not limited to genitalia—they can show up throughout the whole body. Since the usual warning signals—genital discharge, sores, irritation, or pain—aren't the only ones to worry about, here are some other signs you shouldn't ignore. TBL: definitely get up-to-date on your screenings.

1 Chlamydia
Painful urination

Lower abdominal pain

Severe sore throat

Swollen tonsils or lymph nodes

Ulcerations in your mouth and tongue and on the inside of the cheek or lip

2 Gonorrhea
Arthritic symptoms, such as swollen joints, hips, knees, and elbows

Painful bowel movements

Anal itching

Severe sore throat

Swollen tonsils or lymph nodes

Ulcerations in your mouth and tongue and on the inside of the cheek or lip

3 HIV
Fever

Headache

Sore throat

Swollen lymph glands

Rash

Fatigue

Diarrhea

Weight loss

Fever

Soaking night sweats and chills

Frequent headaches

Unusual infections


4 Genital herpes
Pain or itchy thighs or butt

Headache

Muscle aches and fever

5 Hepatitis
Fatigue

Nausea and vomiting

Abdominal pain

Loss of appetite

Fever

Dark urine

Muscle or joint pain

Yellowing of your skin and the whites of your eyes (jaundice)

6 Syphilis
Rashes on different spots on the body, especially the palms and soles of the feet

Fever

Enlarged lymph nodes

Fatigue

Aches

This article originally appeared on www.menshealth.com