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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What causes bleeding after intercourse?

Query: Hi doctor, I got light bleeding the day after intercourse. Do I need to consult my general physician? I had an STI test, and it was negative, and we had protected sex.  Read Full »


Dr. Raveendran Sr

Sexologist, Diabetologist, Andrologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. 1. Infection in the vagina can cause bleeding by itself or lead to dryness and cause bleeding after sex. 2. Hymen break can cause bleeding for a few if it is first-time sex. 3. Allergic to semen (use a condom to identify). 4. Dryness &...  Read Full »

Is phimosis an STD?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 29 years old male of height 5’9 and weight 58 kgs. I have ulcerative colitis. I am getting bad cuts around the tip of the foreskin on the penis when retracting the skin often. It takes a few days to heal and then produces cuts when retracted again. It has been happening for...  Read Full »


Dr. Raveendran Sr

Sexologist, Diabetologist, Andrologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. Your issue can be due to phimosis - kindly share an erect picture so that I can help you with the diagnosis. If you have a history of unprotected sex, we need to think of STI (sexually transmitted infections). If there is a family histo...  Read Full »

How effective are condoms against STDs?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a circumcised male. I usually use the same condom for first getting a blowjob and then having vaginal sex. I have general questions for future events about safe sex and HIV protection : If the oral sex is rough and includes vigorous contact of a partner's teeth with the condom, a...  Read Full »


Dr. Bharatesh Devendra Basti

Community Medicine Physician, Dermatologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Preventive Medicine Physician, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for the query. Condoms have to undergo rigorous testing conditions to be approved. It will be tested for burst, strength, leak, etc. There are tests for all these. Usually, they can withstand all the regular sexual acts. Suppose it is purposefully or force...  Read Full »

Should I get an HIV test for swollen lymph nodes under my arms?

Query: Hello doctor,Around six months ago, I had oral intercourse with a male. He did not ejaculate in my mouth, but there was precum in my mouth. Two weeks later, I started getting abdominal pain, muscle cramps, and fatigue. I was told by a professional not to get an HIV test done as it was extremely low ...  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from swollen glands underneath your arms with rashes. You had oral sexual intercourse six months ago. And you assume there is there may any link between your present sufferings with th...  Read Full »

Are genital warts treatable?

Query: Hello doctor,I have a problem with genital warts. This is affecting my family life. Please help.   Read Full »


Dr. Payal Chauhan

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. But there are no attached photographs in your message. Kindly send a picture of the affected area to assess the condition and suggest you the appropriate diagnosis and treatment.  Read Full »

Does STD cause redness in penis after ejaculation?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 35 years old male. I have some questions about possible sexually transmitted diseases. I have not had sex without condoms and I have a test bag. For the past few years, I had two high-risk encounters for STDS. Before eight months, I went to a strip club and a stripper put her hand on ...  Read Full »


Dr. Deepti Shukla

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, warts and herpes can spread by touching if the other person has wart lesions or active herpes on hands. Otherwise, the chances are very less. Chances of getting other STDs (sexually transmitted diseases) like syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia by touching are negligibl...  Read Full »

Small white cysts on my penis have spread to my body. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a group of small, non-painful, non-itchy and white cysts on my penis shaft and body. They appeared a month back and they are spreading slowly. Also, I found the same on my body. But, I am not sure whether they are the same. Please help me out.   Read Full »


Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Hair Transplant Surgeon, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Although photo of the lesion is not very clear (attachment removed to protect patient identity), as per your description of problem it is looking like molluscum contagiosum. It gets spread by contact, either sexual or nonsexual.It is painless, small, pearl-like solid a...  Read Full »

Will condom breakage cause genital herpes transmission?

Query: Hello doctor,I was diagnosed with genital herpes. I had a positive western blot test. I have never seen or had an outbreak. I was only diagnosed with a blood test. Last week my partner and I had protected sex that lasted for about 15 minutes. The following week I again had protected sex for about 15...  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from genital herpes. According to your query, male condoms are made from latex, polyisoprene, and polyurethane are the best protection against STIs like genital herpes spread by fluids. ...  Read Full »

What are the causes of PID?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife is diagnosed with PID while we went to the scanning center. What will be the cause? She did not have any STI, and negative for all tests. She did not have any pain also. Is it curable? I am very tensed. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Snehal Laul

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. PID (pelvic inflammatory disease) is a term used for ascending the upper genital tract infection in females. Infection may spread to the pelvic peritoneum. Does she have a history of abortion?  Read Full »

How to confirm whether the red bump on the penile shaft is pimple or herpes?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 26 years old. I woke up a few days ago with a red bump on my shaft. I recently had protected sex with a new person, which is why I am worrying. There is no white head or hair. It looks deep, but I am not sure if that is the regular depth for a blister or pimple. I put some pressur...  Read Full »


Dr. Payal Chauhan

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. It does not look like herpes, that much I am sure. The photos you attached are not very clear and cannot be zoomed without blurring (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I will need a close up well-focused picture in a wel...  Read Full »

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