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Top three reasons to consider testing yourself for an STI

 

26 MILLION

new STI cases in 2018

Nearly HALF

of the new STI cases were
among youth aged 15-24

1 IN FIVE

people in the USA have an STI

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UTI or STD

Having the need to make frequent trips to the washroom accompanied by a burning sensation while peeing can be a sure sign of a Urinary Tract Infection (UTI). However, if you are sexually active and do not use condoms, it could also mean that you have some kind of Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD). Since UTI and STD share a lot of symptoms, most people around the world have a hard time if determining if their symptoms are UTI or STD related. Some people make the mistake of thinking that their UTI is an STD and vice versa.

So, how can you tell if you have UTI or STD? While there are several similarities in their symptoms, there are also some differences that can help you determine which is who. 

First off, let us see what UTI really is: 

Urinary Tract Infection is when bacteria from the outer part of the vagina or penis enters the urinary tract and causes infection to begin. They are generally mild but can be quite uncomfortable for some people. If urinary tract infection is not treated on time, the infection can cause some serious complications in the near future.

Now, let’s see what STD is:

STD, which stands for Sexually Transmitted Disease, is a group of diseases that are spread through sex, including both genital and oral sex. The bacteria that cause the infection are present in vaginal secretion, saliva, blood, and semen. And for this reason, you can get the infection if you are intimate with your partner who is infected with the disease.

Now that you know what are UTI and STDs, how can you tell the difference between UTI and STD?

While both UTI STD share some symptoms like urgency to pee STD, pain in the abdomen, and burning sensation while peeing, STD has some symptoms which UTI does not have, which are as follows:

  • Painful sex
  • Blisters on penis and vagina
  • Nausea
  • Sore throat and 
  • Fever

Through these symptoms, we can tell if you have UTI or STD male. Once you learn how to tell which symptom belongs to UTI or STD, you can go for a test for that specific infection and get the proper treatment.

Top three reasons to consider testing yourself for an STI

 

26 MILLION

new STI cases in 2018

Nearly HALF

of the new STI cases were
among youth aged 15-24

1 IN FIVE

people in the USA have an STI

Is UTI STD?

One of the many questions that people ask about UTI or STD is “is UTI an STD”? Well, the short answer is no. UTI is not an STD. UTI is caused by bacteria, while on the other hand, STDs are transmitted through sexual intercourse, kissing or genitalia touching. Both UTI and STD may have similar symptoms, but that is not related to one another.

UTI vs Chlamydia

UTI Chlamydia are two very similar diseases that affect the human body. Their symptoms are very similar to one another, which is why so many people confuse the diseases with one another. However, you will also find the differences between UTI and Chlamydia right from their symptoms. So, how can you tell if your symptoms are related to UTI or Chlamydia? First, we’ll look at the similarities and then the differences.

The similarities in UTI and Chlamydia are, both infections make the infected person want to pee frequently, cause pain in the abdomen, smelly urination, and burning sensation while peeing. While these are the similarities, Chlamydia also has some additional symptoms, which include discharge from the penis, painful sexual intercourse, blisters on the genitals, fever, nausea, sore throat, etc.

The main difference between UTI and Chlamydia is that UTI is not contagious and does not spread easily, while Chlamydia is extremely contagious. The symptoms of UTI are very obvious, while Chlamydia hardly ever causes any symptoms in most people. And lastly, UTI generally affects women more due to their short urethra, while Chlamydia affects both sexes equally.

If you have any doubts about whether your symptoms are related to UTI or Chlamydia, we recommend that you go and get tested as soon as possible.

UTI vs Gonorrhea

UTI and Gonorrhea are two very common diseases that affect millions of people worldwide. They share quite a lot of symptoms together, but they are also different from one another. Gonorrhea is an STD, while UTI is not. And as such, Gonorrhea has the symptoms of STDs instead of UTI. 

If you are confused between STD and UTI symptoms, consider getting a test from us. If you want a test, you can order it from us right at the comfort of your home. Get your simple and easy tests in just a few clicks by going to our website.

Top three reasons to consider testing yoursef for and STI

26 MILLION

new STI cases in 2018

Nearly HALF

of the new STI cases were
among youth aged 15-24

1 IN FIVE

people in the USA have an STI

Top three reasons to consider testing yoursef for and STI

26 MILLION

new STI cases in 2018

Nearly HALF

of the new STI cases were
among youth aged 15-24

1 IN FIVE

people in the USA have an STI

GET TESTED NOW
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Secure and confidential
Same day testing
Results in 1-2 days
Doctor consultations available
Fast lab visits
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Mall-in-kits at home
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100% pain free
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