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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Does painless spots in the penis present due to HPV?

Query: Hello doctor, I have recently noticed a few spots, bumps on my penis, and concerned about what they might be. They are not painful or itchy nor filled with any liquid. So I do not think they are blisters. I have also noticed two white spots under my tongue that are sore to the touch. I assumed the...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Andrologist, General Practitioner, Geriatrician, Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Sexologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concerns. From the available images (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it is clear that these are not normal lesions. The possibility of infective lesions is high as the lesion on the penis clearly shows...  Read Full »

I am getting a white layer on my glans penis. What is that?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 19 years old. I have a white layer on my glans penis, and it is not removable. It has been there for three years, and it is not itching and painful. But now, I feel discomfort and penile glans discoloration. Please help me to sort out this problem.  Read Full »

Dr. Raveendran Sr

Sexologist, Diabetologist, Andrologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. I saw the picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It does not look peelable, but it seems more like a color change (depigmented). If you have any history of sex, kindly share the details. Do you involve force...  Read Full »

Do I need to test for STD as a CSW rubbed my penis without protection?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a break up with my girlfriend, and due to the loss, I ended up sleeping with a sex worker. But I had used protection, and the condom was intact after my ejaculation. I even checked for any leaks but found none, and after which she gently rubbed my penis for about 15 seconds, and I ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Andrologist, General Practitioner, Geriatrician, Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Sexologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concerns about contracting STDs (sexually transmitted disease). As stated above, you were careful enough to use a condom, and fortunately, there was no breach or spillage of fluids, which almost makes a negligible chance for transmi...  Read Full »

Why is there a clear sticky fluid coming out of my penis after ejaculation?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been suffering from balanitis for the past three months. I was told it was a yeast infection and treated with ointment and antibiotics; however, the redness was still there, although not as bad; I was then treated with a two-week steroid cream course with no results. I have al...  Read Full »

Dr. Samer S J Altawil


Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks very much for consulting with us. Balanitis can be due to STI (sexually transmitted infection), or as you described, fungal infection and treatment with antibiotics could turn the test results negative. In some people, symptoms persist as this infection goes to ...  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

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

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: Genital warts. Molluscum contagiosum of the vagina. Infected inclusion cyst. Allergic...  Read Full »

Why do I get itching and burning sensation in hands with muscle pain after risky sexual exposure?

Query: Hello doctor, Before three months, I had unprotected sex with a sex worker in her monthly (menstrual) period. After sex, I noticed bleeding from my cut penis. After one week, pain subsided. And after a month, I had sex, and again noticed bleeding from penis wound. I again had protected sex with se...  Read Full »

Dr. Ravinder Kaur Sachdeva

HIV AIDS Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The recommendations are to get the fourth generation HIV rapid test at the third or fourth week of the exposure. If the result is negative, get a confirmatory HIV rapid antibody test at 90 days (three months) of last exposure. Your negative HIV test result at three mont...  Read Full »

Can a bump on the penis be caused due to sexually transmitted infection?

Query: Hi doctor,My wife and I had sex one night and masturbation. The next day morning, I woke up with two bumps. Everything was fine, but I feel weird only on seeing these two bumps on the penis. Is this a kind of a callus? It is painless but has been there for about a month.  Read Full »

Dr. Zubayeralam

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from bumps on the penis like a callus. According to the picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity) provided here, I think you may be suffering from...  Read Full »

I want to urinate every five minutes. Why is this happening?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 25 years old female. My height is 1.65 m. I want to pee like every five minutes and when I do wipe it is light red, sometimes red grey but not a lot and my last period was almost one and half months back. Why is this happening?  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It could be urine infection, irregular unscheduled bleeding or some local pathology. All need to investigate. Have investigations, precautions then treated accordingly. Have proper hygiene. Wear soft comfortable undergarments. Use condoms for sex to prevent sexually tr...  Read Full »

What could be the tiny red spots on the penile foreskin?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 27-year-old. I am having an increasing number of red spots on my penis under the foreskin. The spots itself are not causing any symptoms. Before two weeks, I had unprotected sex and swallowing difficulties.  Read Full »

Dr. Snehal Laul

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Use Fucidin cream twice daily for seven days (in the morning and evening), Candid cream at night for seven days (on red spots). Take tablet Levocetirizine 5 mg at night for seven days. Is there any history of atopy or allergy such as allergic to soap? Do you scratc...  Read Full »

What is the reason for my balanitis and engorged penile veins?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 48-year-old male, and for the last three months have been taking Ginkgo Biloba daily. I stopped taking it two weeks ago. I started to suffer what I thought were signs of balanitis. While taking gingko I did not experience elevated veins during this time. However, since I stoppe...  Read Full »

Dr. Samer S J Altawil


Answer: Hi, Welcome to Gingko has many health benefits like its antioxidants, release headaches, improved sexual functions, and enhanced well-being. Side effects commonly are nausea, vomiting, dizziness, stomach pain, and allergies. There is no link between ginkgo and engorged veins, and bala...  Read Full »

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