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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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Can I have unprotected sex with my boyfriend even if my vaginal infection is not cured completely?

Query: Hello doctor,I have been diagnosed with ureaplasma and I took tablet Doxycycline for a week. A year ago I took tablet Azithromycin twice for the same condition. Is it supposed to go away right after a week or do I have to wait? Also, what if I have unprotected sex with my boyfriend and he is negativ...  Read Full »

Dr. Monica Mathur

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Tablet Doxycycline is a good antibiotic and if taken for the whole course gives you protection from various vaginal infections. As you are feeling relieved from the symptoms that means the drug has acted well and you will get protection ev...  Read Full »

I have noticed skin tags on my vagina. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 21-year-old girl. Lately, I have started noticing the appearance of skin tags on the surface of my genital area (vagina). It increased from one to three and is still spreading. They are not painful or itchy. I am so worried. Could it be something dangerous, especially since I ha...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to We will pay close attention to your worries and address all of your questions with utmost care. It is better to have a detailed examination by a skin specialist and investigate by sending the skin tag for histopathology and a high vaginal swab (a medical procedure gener...  Read Full »

Can excessive masturbation and sex cause pimple in my penis?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 35 year old male, who is in good health. So, here is the story. It first started two weeks ago. My girlfriend thought it would be fun to remove my pubic hair one night. She started the waxing process, but after the first removal strips had been off, I decided I was never going t...  Read Full »

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnui

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. First of all, I would like to tell you that you only have small bumps over the shaft of the penis. There is no discharge, redness, itching or tingling. Most of STDs (sexually transmitted diseases) results in discharge, mild fever, and ...  Read Full »

I have pain while passing urine. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I have symptoms like pain while passing urine, and a feeling to pass urine always. All these symptoms started after I had sex recently. Please help.Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Chibitam Hope Obia

Answer: Hi, I appreciate you signing up on You now have exclusive access to expert medical opinion. I am very sorry about your medical condition. I believe you have developed a sexually transmitted disease with urinary tract infection, caused by bacterial infection. Please do a urine test f...  Read Full »

Is it risky to have sexual intercourse with type 1 herpes patient?

Query: Hi doctor, I just recently started dating a man that informed me he has type 1 herpes. I want to know the risk factors and protective measures I can take if I choose to start a sexual relationship with him.  Read Full »

Dr. Bharat Udey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Type 1 herpes is a sexually transmitted virus. It spreads with contact with an infected person. It can lead to oro-genital infective lesions. To prevent it, avoid any kind of sexual contact with the infected person especially when the person is having active lesions....  Read Full »

I had tested positive for HSV-1 last month. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I was tested positive for HSV-1 last month. Is it indicative of a recent or past infection? If it is a recent infection, I can only think back to two instances where I might have gotten infected. The suspected instances were last year. Are my results consistent with these dates? Additi...  Read Full »

Dr. Basti Bharatesh Devendra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. The HSV-1 IgG (Herpes simplex virus-1 immunoglobulin G) positive results indicate either a recent infection or a past infection. It may not be able to differentiate when the exposure has occurred. If the IgM (immunoglobuli...  Read Full »

What is the pimple-like spot on my crotch that produces white pus and blood?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 20 years old female, who weighs 224 lbs, and I am 5.4 feet tall. I have what looks like a pimple on my crotch. It keeps coming back in the same spot and produces white pus and a lot of blood. Is there a chance I have an STI (Sexually Transmitted Infection)? I have had it since befo...  Read Full »

Dr. Ravinder K. Sachdeva

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have seen the photo (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It looks like superficial folliculitis, which might be caused by bacteria or fungus. Shaving or wearing tight clothes that rub the skin can irritate the follicles leading to folliculitis. Most likely,...  Read Full »

I am having too much pain after having intercourse. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My partner and I have indulged in sexual activity several times. But this time, even after successful penetration, I felt some pain. The pain was too much, and I was unable to walk. I am feeling dizzy, nauseous, and having chills. I want to know if there is any issue with this. Please ...  Read Full »

Dr. Raveendran S R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. The pain can be due to the following reasons: Infection - The common cause is urinary tract infection. You can use the tablet Nitrofurantoin 100 mg twice a day after food for five days. If pain persists, use the tablets Aceclofenac, an...  Read Full »

There are red spots on the penis with no itching. Kindly advice.

Query: Hello doctor, Males received protected oral and gave protected anal sex to a sex worker. She sat on his chest. It was a licensed establishment that claimed she had been tested regularly. Three days later, I ended up in the hospital with diarrhea (yellow with mucus) and intense fatigue like never bef...  Read Full »

Dr. Rabia Anjum

Answer: Hello, Welcome to According to your description, it can be a bacterial infection (other than STD as tests are negative). An infection acquired through the gastrointestinal tract can present like this. The antibiotic course was done for diarrhea or not? Yes, the skin of the scrotum is...  Read Full »

I am concerned about STD after fingering a sex worker. Please advise.

Query: Hello doctor, I fingered a sex worker and now I am concerned if I had any exposure to HIV(Human Immunodeficiency Virus) or other STDs (Sexually Transmitted Disease) as I may have had a small wound on my finger. Please advise.  Read Full »

Dr. Basti Bharatesh Devendra

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

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