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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My urethra became sore and irritated after having unprotected oral sex with a sex worker? What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, I had unprotected oral sex with a sex worker. After that, my urethra started showing signs of inflammation. The urethra became sore and irritated. There is a burning sensation in that area. I consulted a specialist doctor who advised me Doxycycline. However, even after consuming the ta...  Read Full »

Dr. Madhav Tiwari

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. It seems you have developed urethritis secondary to a sexually transmitted disease. So, I suggest you do the following tests. 1. Urine routine and microscopy. 2. Urine culture and sensitivity. 3. Semen cultur...  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 have been experiencing vaginal itching after having unprotected sex, despite taking medictions. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I had unprotected sex a few days ago with my new partner, and my vagina started itching the next day. I have taken medication for thrush and yeast infection but the itching is still present. It cannot be an STD because the symptoms started too quickly, correct? What could cause itching 24...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. Sometimes old STDs (sexually transmitted disease) becomes active after being dormant for some time. It is better to take precautions and get the necessary help. I would suggest the following- 1) Have a vaginal swab and s...  Read Full »

Can STD spread through oral sex?

Query: Hi doctor, Four days ago, I had oral sex with a lady, who I already know. Though no intercourse happened, I am worried about STDs. Please suggest if I have to undergo any test. I am very tensed for this and I want to clear my mind. I do not have any problem except stress. Also, please explain where ...  Read Full »

Dr. Jyotisterna Mittal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Oral sex does not cause HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) to the recipient. It may cause genital herpes, gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis and warts if these infections are present in the partner. Your doctor may advise you to get HSV 1 and 2 (herpes simplex virus) an...  Read Full »

What are the causes of yellowish vaginal discharge?

Query: Hi doctor, I just noticed that I had some yellowish discharge from my vagina. I do not have any itching or burning while urinating and there is no odor from the discharge. I was checked for STDs about three or four weeks ago and everything came back negative. I had protected sex with a condom last ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Yes, oral sex could transmit STD (sexually transmitted disease) and they are herpes simplex, gonorrhea or even syphilis. Infections less frequently passed on include chlamydia, HIV and hepatitis A. But, I must tell you that the risks of getting an STD from unprotected ...  Read Full »

Can gonorrhea or chlamydia spread through a small wound in the body?

Query: Hi doctor,Can a person get gonorrhea or chlamydia from a small wound and someones semen touches the wound? I heard that disseminated gonococcal infection can occur when it spreads into the bloodstream and it can be dangerous. Is this the way by which gonorrhea gets into the bloodstream? Best wishes....  Read Full »

Dr. N. Ashok Viswanath

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Yes, there are high chances of having sexually transmitted infection transmission when semen of infected individual comes in contact with open wounds and dissemination. We can never tell that it will always happen but the chances are very high. It depends upon the heali...  Read Full »

Why is the head of my penis irritated and the skin peeling off?

Query: Hi doctor, Before two weeks, I had sex for the first time without a condom. Three days ago, I noticed that the head of my penis, which is folded from inside, is irritated. I am losing skin on my penis, there is every day a layer that is becoming very soft, and then I clean it by removing it (just b...  Read Full »

Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The most common cause will be a fungal infection, and the treatment will be with Canesten cream (Clotrimazole) to apply twice daily for a week. But since the lady is also symptomatic, it is better to go for STD (sexually transmitted disease) screening for both partners. S...  Read Full »

I underwent STI panel tests after having protected oral sex, but all of them came negative except HSV IgG. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, Two months back, I went to a massage parlor where I had protected oral sex using a condom and also indulged in some open-mouth kissing and breast sucking. A few days later, I started having a little heaviness in my penis after urinating. Out of anxiety, I did STI panel tests after one ...  Read Full »

Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. As you have used a condom, you should feel protected. Proper usage of a condom would negate the risks for most STIs (sexually transmitted infections), luckily. Amongst STI panel tests, except for HIV (human immunodefic...  Read Full »

I have been prescribed antibiotics for sexually transmitted diseases. Can I take them all together or separately?

Query: Hello doctor, I want an opinion on the antibiotics that I have been prescribed for sexually transmitted infections. The lab results revealed that I am suffering from sexually transmitted infections caused by five different organisms. So, the doctor prescribed me three different antibiotics to treat....  Read Full »

Dr. Shubadeep Debabrata Sinha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your diagnostic tests are positive for Mycoplasma Hominis, Trichomonas Vaginalis, Gardenella Vaginalis, and Ureoplasma Ureolyticum. What is AZT according to your prescription? Azithromycin or Zidovudine? If it is Azithromycin, then a bolus dose is required. If it is ...  Read Full »

Are white bumps under the tongue normal?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 28 year old female, and I have white bumps on the back of my tongue. I also have painful white sores on the sides of the tongue. I have been getting painful sores on the tip of my tongue quite frequently for the past two months. But this time, the pain was severe. I did get some re...  Read Full »

Dr. Chandwadkar Ashish

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your complaint and also the photos (attachment removed to protect patient identity) that you provided of the lesion. As far as your history of painful sores on tongue tip is concerned, there can be various reasons. Most common are vitamin B12 deficiency,...  Read Full »

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