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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Query: Hello doctor, For the past week, I had been having extra discharge down there. It is white and watery and has a bad smell. Also, my vagina has been red and looks swollen. Is it from douching or from sex? I have been with the same partner for a year now. Please help. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Is it a fishy smell? Is the discharge thin and milky or cottage cheese like? If yes, you seem to be suffering from bacterial vaginosis along with yeast infection. Does your partner have some symptoms too? Please stop douching, it tends to wash away the good protective b... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I thought I had a yeast infection. So, used Monistat injectable and cream. Itching and discharge have gone but I just noticed raised bumps near vagina opening. I am terrified. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The lesions appear to be genital herpes. But, do not worry, they are not here to stay. These bumps will gradually fade away within a week. If you are in pain, sit in a saltwater bath, apply ice packs, take Paracetamol. Most of the time, it can be confirmed with a swab t... Read Full »
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 »
Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.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 disease... Read Full »