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 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 »

May I know the set of tests to be done for gonorrhea and chlamydia?

Query: Hi doctor, Please explain the laboratory tests to be taken for gonorrhea and chlamydia. Is there any test other than urine and throat swab test? If I go for testing what should I ask? How much will it cost?  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad M. Hanif Md.

Cardiologist, Criticalcare Physician, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I want to assure you not to worry as everything is going to be fine if proper care and treatment is opted in for. I have thoroughly gone through your case and can well understand your genuine health concerns.  Read Full »

What can cause painless 14 to 15 bumps on the penis?

Query: Hello Doctor! I am facing issue of bumps on my penis its been 5- 6 months they are still the same , at initial their size was small and then they grew a little bigger and now one of them is turned a little black.There are almost 14 15 bumps at the backside of the penis and two at the ending and stat...  Read Full »

Dr. Naina Soomro

General Practitioner, Family Physician

Answer: The lesions more probably look like molluscum contagiosum. MC is a virus that gets from skin to skin contact. Your partner might have this already and you have got it from her . Dont worry its not a dangerous virus at all. The ones who have sensitive skin gets it usually. This does not mean that ...  Read Full »

Will numbness in my penile tip due to anal sex heal on its own?

Query: Hi doctor, I had anal sex with my partner. As it was too tight, I think blood vessels or something broke and my penis tip is yellow on the sides instead of pink. And when I touch it feels numb or not as my real skin, like there is something between my skin and nerves. I have an appointment after on...  Read Full »

Dr. Samer S J Altawil


Answer: Hi, Welcome to Anal sex, especially unprotected intercourse, is one of the causes of sexually transmitted infections. From the description you gave, I think no need to worry it will not remain like this. It should be resolved as you said it was too tight and I think it is due to frict...  Read Full »

How to treat yellow vaginal discharge?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been having yellow vaginal discharge for a week now. I need medication, but I am shy to go to the doctors. I am currently on birth control pills.  Read Full »

Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Pulmonologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. I have gone through the image you have attached (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I want to know a few more things first. Are you sexually active? Any pain or burning in the vagina? Any menstrual irregularities? Pl...  Read Full »

What is the possibility of STD or HIV transmission with fingering?

Query: Hello doctor, I fingered a sex worker and now I am concerned if I had any exposure to HIV or other STDS as I may have had a small wound on my finger. Please advise.  Read Full »

Dr. Bharatesh Devendra Basti

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The chances of transmission of HIV by the given description are almost nil unless there are open wounds.  Read Full »

Can HIV cause itchy scalp and swelling near the collarbone and left wrist?

Query: I had intercourse with a female sex worker. I had used the protection which broke either during or perhaps before penetration. But after I experienced continuous change in sensation, I checked and the condom was broken, at which point I withdrew from the intercourse before ejaculation. I asked the g...  Read Full »

Dr. Bharatesh Devendra Basti

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

Answer: Hi Thank you for the query. The chances of transmission of HIV by unprotected intercourse with a HIV positive person is very low. If protected almost nil. The HIV RNA PCR is negative after 10 days exposure is almost >than 95% accurate. The chances of HIV tests coming positive later is almost nil....  Read Full »

Can chlamydia be the reason for bleeding after sex?

Query: Hello doctor, Every time I have sex with my partner I bleed and I want to know if that is normal because I got diagnosed with chlamydia and we are still having sex (unprotected). I do not want to have cancer or anything. I am 18 years old and I am on birth control too. I just need some answers beca...  Read Full »

Dr. Atika Maryam

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Since you have chlamydia, you should get yourself properly treated for it because if not treated properly it can cause further diseases such as pelvic inflammatory disease. In your case, the history of bleed suggests that you may have developed cervicitis (which caus...  Read Full »

Why am I getting bumps on my penis on and off?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had these bumps on my penis for a while. I have been looked at by a dermatologist and he said that it was nothing. As it keeps getting red, I thought it was some yeast infection and applied cream on it. It was a three year old cream and I believe that has what made it worse. I ha...  Read Full »

Dr. Jyotisterna Mittal

Dermatologist, Venereologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Cosmetologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read your query in detail and viewed the attached pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and do understand your concern.  Read Full »

What could be the reason for soreness in vagina with no other symptom?

Query: Hello doctor, I have soreness around the vagina for about two days. Please help. I have done an STI test today. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika Joshi

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen the image shared by you (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I will surely help you with your problem. What is the result of your STI (sexually transmitted infection)? Does your partner also have a similar problem, has he got himself checke...  Read Full »

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