Herpes

Herpes is a viral infection caused by herpes simplex virus (HSV). It causes lesions in the genitals, lips, oral mucosa, and face. The symptoms include blisters, ulcers, cold sores, vaginal discharge, and pain on urinating.

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Will fibroadenoma of the breast recur?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a fibroadenoma in my breast, which was removed two years back. But now, I feel a small cluster on my breast. Can fibroadenoma recur? Someone said that I am infected with a sexual disease. I have regular periods, do I have any sexually transmitted disease? I am not sexually activ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ravinder Kaur Sachdeva

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Firstly, I would like to tell you that fibroadenoma is a non-cancerous breast problem which occurs in young women. These are usually hormone related and frequently regress after menopause. It is always recommended to increase vegetables and fruit intake, and exercis...  Read Full »

I got sudden soreness in my inner thighs with a burning sensation. Why?

Query: Hi doctor,I have soreness in my inner thigh that hurts when I touch. It just came on suddenly. I feel burning sensation occasionally. Please advise the diagnosis.  Read Full »


Dr. Salah Saad Shoman

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. This can be due to multiple causes. Please send a photo of the sores for a diagnosis. Revert with the photos to a general medicine physician online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/general-medicine-physician  Read Full »

What causes burning in the perineum during urination?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 21-year-old female, and my perineum is burning when I urinate. It does not hurt to urinate but stings or burns my perineum and the skin around it. My anus is also sore. It does not hurt when I defecate, but when I wipe, it feels like sandpaper. I wince in pain, then hop in the showe...  Read Full »


Dr. Balamurugan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. History of the perineal symptoms along with swollen lymph nodes increases the possibility of genital herpes. Many people have herpes viruses in their bodies, and anyone sexually active can become infected. Also, the virus may remain inactive f...  Read Full »

How to get rid of painful anal ulcers?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from anal ulcers for four months now. I was diagnosed with SIBO last year, which was treated with antibiotics, and now experiencing ulcers in the rectum, which are very painful. I have been tested for ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease, which came back negative. I have...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Painful ulceration over the anal and perianal area plus around the nose and mouth suggests some possibilities. Zinc deficiency, Vitamin B complex deficiency, Folic acid deficiency, Behcet disease, Veneral disease (for which you have tested such as syphilis). Inflamma...  Read Full »

Is herpes the cause of frequent water-filled boils around my lips?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been experiencing a problem that seems to be genital herpes. I have noticed that during the last two months, some water-based boils emerged around lips. This has happened 3 to 4 times during this period. And these are not much painful but have a kind of burning sensation, and they...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for posting a query. The information over the internet is difficult to say whether it is correct or lacking some vital data. In your case, as internet information suggested you the first possibility is Herpes simplex. Before labeling this, there must be some his...  Read Full »

What tests are done for STDs?

Query: Hello doctor, I am getting married next year, and I wanted to tell you that I had sexual intercourse with multiple partners until now. And recently, I had oral sex with a masseur. I wanted to get tested for STD’s. So, if you can help me with the list of tests, I will get it done. I wanted to...  Read Full »


Dr. Rajesh Gulati

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Most of the labs have STD panel tests. You should get the STD panel tested. It will cover all.  Read Full »

Why does my perineal area burn while urinating?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 35 year old woman. My perineal area burns if my urine touches this area while I urinate. Having sex is also very painful. Should I be concerned and what can I do to ease this?  Read Full »


Dr. Bharat Udey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your complaints are burning sensation around perineum whenever urine touches it, painful sexual intercourse and raw areas. It looks like that you might have a genital infection. To be more specific, if you have reddish colored lesions, erosions/vesicles over genital...  Read Full »

Can excessive masturbation and sex cause pimple in my penis?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 35 year old male, who is in good health. So, here is the story. It first started two weeks ago. My girlfriend thought it would be fun to remove my pubic hair one night. She started the waxing process, but after the first removal strips had been off, I decided I was never going t...  Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. First of all, I would like to tell you that you only have small bumps over the shaft of the penis. There is no discharge, redness, itching or tingling. Most of STDs (sexually transmitted diseases) results in discharge, mild fever, and ...  Read Full »

What causes discoloration in the mouth?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 22 year old healthy woman. I have been experiencing some discoloration in my mouth. I would like to know your input on it. Should I seek medical attention? I also have a white spot on my throat. There is no pain or discomfort at all. I noticed them about a week ago and I have bee...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com.  Read Full »

What causes a single red bump on the penis?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 30 year old male who is sexually active. I seem to have developed a single small red bump on the head of my penis right after having sex. I have had a yeast infection on my penis head before. So, I assumed it was that again after having prolonged sex. I did not use a condom ...  Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The bump does not appear to be of herpes. This is a small papule-like lesion. But, there is no discharge or pain in your case. I do not think this is related to herpes though the pictures were not very clear. Herpes usually causes painful blisters or papular lesions th...  Read Full »

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