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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I have small red and white painless spots on my foreskin. What is the cause?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a personal question regarding my foreskin. There are small round red and white painless spots there, and it does not cause any pain whatsoever. I wanted to know is it something I should be worried about?  Read Full »


Dr. Bharatesh Devendra Basti

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please send clear photos of lesions and details for clarification. Please send the following details. How long are you having these spots? Is there any intercourse history? If yes, then please give your partner's history. Do you have symptoms like pain, itching, etc.? Do...  Read Full »

I am worried about HIV or other STDs after unprotected sex. What can I do?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 33 year old male, who had unprotected sex yesterday. I was drunk, but now, I am worried about HIV or any STDs for that matter. I do not have medical access for the next three months, as I am on a ship. If I express my apprehensions, it may cost me my job. I do have Lamivudine and ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ravinder Kaur Sachdeva

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. We do not know the HIV status (human immunodeficiency virus) of the person with whom you had sex and also your baseline HIV status, the other thing you mentioned that you do not have medical access for next three months. Considering the availability of only La...  Read Full »

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 »

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 icliniq.com. 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 ...  Read Full »

Can oral sex transmit sexually transmitted diseases?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a little concerned because I had oral sex with someone I knew for years last night. There is no medical problem. After receiving the oral, he released his semen in my mouth, but there is a slight drop of blood when I spit out with force. So, it is like two times he spits out in my t...  Read Full »


Dr. Utkarsh Sharma

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern and will help you regarding this. You are correct that oral sex carries lesser risks for STDs (sexually transmitted disease) than vaginal or anal sex. There has not been yet a single documented case of HIV (human immunodeficiency viru...  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 icliniq.com. 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 treate...  Read Full »

Does an increased amount of mucus threads in urine indicate STD?

Query: Hi doctor, I got my urine test done. What is the possibility of a UTI? I am attaching my reports. What does it imply? I have a congenital diaphragmatic hernia in my left. Kindly give your opinion.  Read Full »


Dr. Aleph

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The urinalysis shows the following findings (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity): 1) The slight increase in specific gravity means you are slightly dehydrated. So it would help if you increase your fluid intake more. 2) The presence of prote...  Read Full »

Why is my penis burning after washing it with a shampoo?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 19-year-old male, and I did put a lot of lousy shampoo full of chemicals on my penis while showering, and two days later, it started burning when I pee. It is the fourth day since it started burning, and it hurts like nothing before. There is also grey or yellow liquid coming from...  Read Full »


Dr. Samer S J Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Using shampoo and soap can cause irritation and burning when you pee, but usually, that issue continues only for two to three days and without urethral discharge. Kindly let me know if you had any unprotected sexual intercourse recently? If yes, then you need STD (sexu...  Read Full »

How does HIV transmit?

Query: Hi doctor,I touched the genitals of a massage therapist. There was no penetration or sex of any kind. I only touched her vagina, and she gave me a hand job. I have been getting some swollen lymph nodes on the back of my head and armpits. I also get a tingling and burning sensation in my legs and arm...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. From the available description, it appears that there was no mixing of body fluids. Touching of private parts does not cause mixing of body fluids in an otherwise healthy person. Without mixing body fluids, it is almost...  Read Full »

What are the effects of dry masturbation?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a small flat bump on the foreskin. It just looks like it is raised and a bit shinier than the rest of the foreskin. I have no itching or discharge, or any discomfort. I noticed it after dry masturbation. Could this be STI? My last partner was about a year ago.  Read Full »


Dr. Satyajit Jalinder Pawar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and have looked at the image you have provided (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). It would be good if you have taken the picture with a better focus on the lesion as it is slightly off-centered. If you can provi...  Read Full »

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