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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Why do I have an irritated vagina with yellowish-green discharge?

Query: Hi doctor, I have noticed that I have an extremely irritated vagina with chunky discharge that looks yellowish green. I am negative for trichomoniasis and waiting for gonorrhea and chlamydia results.  Read Full »

Dr. Eeshani Dutta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to An irritated vagina with chunky discharge is a definite sign of vaginal infection. Most of the time, character, color and odor of discharge helps in identifying the type of infection. Since your discharge is yellowish green, have to keep in mind sexually transmitted disea...  Read Full »

I am having discomfort after having unprotected oral sex and using hand sanitizer on my penis. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I had unprotected oral sex from the escort. Right after, I panicked, used a hand sanitizer on my penis, and washed it with alcohol-based handwash. So I made quite a few mistakes here. Since then, I have had a bit of discomfort in the genitals. After six days, I woke up with blisters on th...  Read Full »

Dr. Madhav Tiwari

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Because of your history of using alcohol-based sanitizer, it is very difficult to say whether this is a skin reaction or a herpes lesion. The only thing that goes against herpes is how quickly it disappears. Usually, herpes lesions will be extremely painful and leave u...  Read Full »

Can HPV in sexually active individual cause throat cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, I do not show any signs or symptoms. Instead, I just want accurate information on the subject of HPV in a sexually active individual. I would like to know its role in throat cancer. Yes, I know it can cause it, but I would like to know more regarding numbers. Is it rare? What percenta...  Read Full »

Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Cancer in the oral cavity and larynx has many clear risk factors, including smoking and alcohol consumption. Although human papillomavirus (type 16) is found in most oral and laryngeal cancers. There is no evidence that it is the cause of cancer. There are many studies o...  Read Full »

I noticed genital warts a few months ago. How can I treat them?

Query: Hello doctor, I have genital warts, which I noticed a few months ago. Unfortunately, I do not know anything about the treatment. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As per the history provided from your end, genital warts are a viral infection caused by the Human papillomavirus virus ( HPV), which are considered to be appearing due to multiple factors, including changes in immunity. They may be sexually transmitted through direct...  Read Full »

I have a urethral sore after sex with a sex worker, and I tested negative for STI. Should I be concerned?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 30-year-old male weighing 85 kilograms, non-smoker, with no relevant clinical history. I saw a sex worker about a week and a half ago. She slide her vagina on my penis for a few minutes each. A couple of days later, my urethra is sore, and I have pain in my perineum and a fever. I ...  Read Full »

Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello sir, Welcome to I have read your query, and I am sorry for such discomfort. You have mentioned a complaint of a sore urethra after sexual exposure. 1) Do you have any mild fever? 2) Any difficulty in micturition? 3) Any discharge from the penile tip? 4) Any pain in the pe...  Read Full »

I have tiny whiteheads on my penis shaft and pubic area. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I have tiny whiteheads on the top of my shaft and some in my pubic area that showed up only recently. These are not itchy or irritating; this is the first time such whiteheads have appeared. I had unprotected sex two weeks ago. I had a blood test done and received a negative result. I...  Read Full »

Dr. Raveendran S. R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I understand your concern and reviewed the image provided (attachment removed to protect the patient’s identity). It looks like a viral infection. If you had unprotected sex, it could be a sexually transmitted infection. I suggest you to ...  Read Full »

I had protected sex with a sex worker, and my condom broke. Are there chances that I have a sexually transmitted disease?

Query: Hi doctor, I had protected sex with a sex worker, but the condom was broken, and I came to know only after ejaculation. I was on PEP, and post completing the course, all the tests for STDs were negative after 31 days of exposure. After 55 days, I got one red pimple (no itching or burning) on my peni...  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Having gone through the history provided from your end, the chances of acquiring a sexually transmitted disease or sexually transmitted infection, especially since the STI (sexually transmitted infection) panel tests showed negative repeatedly, would be less. As you men...  Read Full »

Can a child be a victim for sexual abuse?

Query: Hello doctor, Would a 4-year old child, who is diagnosed with gastroenteritis, show severe inflammation from rectum all the way up to the tail end of the colon? He was diagnosed based on vomiting and diarrhea. His vomit and diarrhea were of the consistency of thick peanut butter and both looked ide...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepak Patel

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It is really very unfortunate that you are dealing with this problem. For gastroenteritis to cause such a massive inflammation of colon there should be some associated symptoms like fever or pain in abdomen. Gastroenteritis should have persisted for a longer period of ...  Read Full »

Kindly review my reports and give your opinion on my issues after intercourse with multiple girls.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 45-year-old male. I had a body-to-body massage 20 months ago. The massage includes sexual intercourse with multiple girls. I have completely abstained from such activities for the past 18 months. I took tablet Doxycycline 100 mg twice a day for one month after that massage. I h...  Read Full »

Dr. Shubadeep Debabrata Sinha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I saw your reports (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). As you had protected intercourse, you seem to have saved yourself from HIV (human immunodeficiency virus), HBV (Hepatitis B virus), syphilis, gonorrhea, treponema, and tube...  Read Full »

My partner noticed a brownish vaginal discharge after we had unprotected intercourse. Is it due to pregnancy or sexually transmitted infection?

Query: Hello doctor, My partner and I had unprotected sex, and she has had a brown discharge for the past three weeks. Do I have an STI (sexually transmitted infection)? I hope that everything is alright. She does not have any pain. I want to know if she is pregnant or has STI.   Read Full »

Dr. Basti Bharatesh Devendra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Brown vaginal discharge may occur before or after periods, during implantation, pregnancy, or due to other uterine or ovarian conditions. If it persists or increases or is associated with foul smell, irregular bleeding, pain, fever, pus, or other symptoms, consult yo...  Read Full »

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