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Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Sexually transmitted diseases (STD) are diseases that spread from person to person through sexual contact. Infectious organisms that inhabit the skin in the genital areas can be transmitted through vaginal secretions, semen, and blood during unprotected sex. Some of the most common STDs are chlamydia, chancroid, herpes, trichomoniasis, HIV, and human papillomavirus (HPV).

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Do yeast infections cause the development of white scaly skin on the vulva?

Query: Hi doctor,I have white scaly skin on my vulva, I consulted a doctor last night, and they took a swab sample to see what infection it is. The doctor also gave me an AF Kit and Clingen forte. And advised a list of tests to undergo like UB, TSH, HIV, HBsAg, HVS, and VDRL. I am very scared and overwhelm...  Read Full »

Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Do not worry or stress. White scaly skin on the vulva is mostly a yeast infection called vaginal candidiasis. The following conditions cause this: 1) When the pH (potential of hydrogen) of your vaginal region is changed. 2) Wearing wet or...  Read Full »

Why am I having white watery discharge with red swollen vagina?

Query: Hello doctor, For the past week, I had been having extra discharge down there. It is white and watery and has a bad smell. Also, my vagina has been red and looks swollen. Is it from douching or from sex? I have been with the same partner for a year now. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Eeshani Dutta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Is it a fishy smell? Is the discharge thin and milky or cottage cheese like? If yes, you seem to be suffering from bacterial vaginosis along with yeast infection. Does your partner have some symptoms too? Please stop douching, it tends to wash away the good protective b...  Read Full »

I have developed a small cluster of spots on my penis over the past one month. Is this a sign of sexually transmitted diseases?

Query: Hi doctor, Two small clusters of pale spots have appeared towards the end of my foreskin on the bottom of my penis. They are not painful, have not wept or bled, and do not seem to be growing but came on very suddenly. They have been there for a couple of months now. My partner is concerned it may be...  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Madhav

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Have you done urine culture reports for night aggravation of irritation, excess scratching, and rubbing. Did you use any new cosmetic product or soap, fragrance-based lotion? Please answer the questions for details. Regards.  Read Full »

I noticed slightly red dots on my penis after having unprotected sex with a random female. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I had unprotected sex with a random female and noticed slightly red dots on my penis. It is not itchy or swollen. I am worried about it. Please help. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read your query and understand your concern. There are very minute dots over the glans penis, and you have mentioned it is not itchy. Do you have any urethral discharge? Any difficulty in micturition? Any swelling or pain around the inguinal or groin area? Do ...  Read Full »

My condom tore when I had intercourse with my girlfriend three days ago. Kindly suggest tips to prevent STIs or HIV.

Query: Hello doctor, I had sexual intercourse with my girlfriend three days ago, but my condom tore at that time. Currently, I am worried that I might contract a sexually transmitted disease or HIV. How can I prevent this?  Read Full »

Dr. Ravinder K. Sachdeva

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understood your concern. Firstly, I would like to inform you that if there was a tear or break in the condom, you were at risk of acquiring HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) and other STIs (sexually transmitted diseases). The condom serves as a ...  Read Full »

Why am I having a bump on the base of my penis for a day?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a very tiny bump or lump on the base of my penis. No itching or pain, and no other symptoms are there. I noticed it may be a day ago. I do not know if it was caused by friction from sexual intercourse or masturbation or from any harsh shampoos I put in the area. My dermatologist t...  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Madhav

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Do you use any lube? Do you have multiple partners? What is the frequency of masturbation? Do you experience burning during urination or an increased frequency of urination? Are you diabetic? Please answer the above questions for details.  Read Full »

Why do I have pain in my groin and abdomen while playing football?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been experiencing acute pain in my groin and lower abdomen while playing football. This pain started around four months back, as a result, I had to stop playing. Thus the pain was not there since last two weeks and it started today after I played football again. The pain does not g...  Read Full »

Dr. Jeremy David O' Kennedy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Sorry to hear about your sports-induced groin pain. The most common cause of pain in the groin in males of your age and habitus is muscle, ligament or tendon strain resulting from the particular activity. This is not a serious problem and can usually be effectively trea...  Read Full »

Is the small bump under my penis genital herpes?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 25 years old. My height is 6'1" and weight 163 lbs. I have a small bump under the shaft of my penis. It looks like that it could be from masturbation, but I am not sure. There is no itching or burning. It is not an open sore either. I recently had protected oral sex with a sex worker...  Read Full »

Dr. Prathap

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It appears to be a wart (attachment removed to protect patient identity). As you have a history of HPV (human papilloma virus) in the past, the wart should be the first concern. HPV depending on the strain cause both genital and non-genital warts. They are not painful. O...  Read Full »

How to get rid of the pimple-like thing inside my vagina?

Query: Hi doctor,I have noticed in the last few weeks that I have spotted when I wipe down there from time to time. I was wondering what is happening due to not having any other symptoms. So I took a mirror and went on the search, and I found a little pimple-like thing that bleeds from time to time inside ...  Read Full »

Dr. Priyadarshini Tripathy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for reaching out. Based on the symptoms and the picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity) you have provided, the important differential diagnosis could be: 1. Genital warts. 2. Molluscum contagiosum of the vagina. 3. Infected inclusion cyst. 4. Al...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for soreness in vagina with no other symptom?

Query: Hello doctor, I have soreness around the vagina for about two days. I have done an STI test today. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen the image shared by you (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I will surely help you with your problem. What is the result of your STI (sexually transmitted infection)? Does your partner also have a similar problem, has he got himself checked ...  Read Full »

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