Worried about sexually transmitted infections (STIs)?

If you have any of the following symptoms you should book an appointment with us.

In men, the most commonly reported symptoms of STI are:

  • a burning sensation on passing urine
  • tingling, stinging, irritation, discomfort, a burning sensation, or soreness on the tip of the penis
  • pus coming out from the tip of penis
  • pain in the testicles
  • swelling of the testicles
  • lumps in the pubic area, genital area or around the anus
  • sores, ulcers, scratches, rash or blisters on the penis, genital area, or around the anus

In women, the most commonly reported symptoms of STI are:

  • an unusual vaginal discharge
  • a burning sensation on passing urine
  • lower abdominal pain
  • pain during sex
  • bleeding after sex or in between periods
  • sores, ulcers, scratches, a rash or blisters in the genital area, or around the anus
  • itching or soreness
  • lumps in the pubic area, genital area or around the anus

Don't worry, all STIs are manageable.

Book an appointment

It’s important to remember that not all STIs have symptoms. If you're worried about sexually transmitted infections, it’s best to get tested. If you’re aged 16 or over and living in Birmingham or Solihull, you can order a free self-sampling kit, which means you can take samples at home and send them back to us to be tested for STIs.

Self sampling kits

See the FPA website for a range of downloadable leaflets on contraception and sexually transmitted infections.

View FPA leaflets