STD, otherwise called sexually transmitted diseases, are infectious diseases that are transmitted through unprotected sexual intercourse. STDs can be transmitted through unprotected vaginal, anal, or oral sex with a person who is already infected. The common diseases are chlamydia, HPV infection, syphilis, gonorrhea, and HIV.

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What could cause a painless blister-like lump on penis immediately after unprotected sex?

Query: Hello doctor, I woke up this morning after having unprotected sex last night, with a clear blister-like bump on my penis. It is not painful and no discharge. I am concerned about herpes or other STDs. I have been tested positive for HSV-1. I have had cold sores growing up around my mouth but never ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and had a close look over the provided image (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Unfortunately, the image is not clear so I will be answering it on the basis of general knowledge in case of STDs (sexually transmitted diseases). Genit...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for sticky penis and inflammation of foreskin after breakage of condom?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a condom tear while having sex. Two weeks later, I developed symptoms of pain and slight swelling in my right testicle, lower abdominal pain, and foreskin inflammation. Thinking it to be chlamydia, I took 1g single dose of Azithromycin. It provided me some relief but two weeks l...  Read Full »

Dr. Samer S J Altawil


Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your worry about the swelling of the foreskin you covered with antibiotics with a single dose of Azithromycin and later with one week of Amoxicillin. If there is sexually transmitted disease it might come back for mainly two reasons. Firstly, incomplete tre...  Read Full »

Will Doxycycline interfere with results of STD tests?

Query: Hello doctor, I had an STD test done five or six days after unprotected sex with a new partner. The tests came back negative, but I have learned that you should wait for different windows of time before getting tested for certain STDs. This was about seven months ago. Today, I went to my gynecolo...  Read Full »

Dr. Richa Agarwal

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your history and understood your concern. As the incubation period of organism are different in every infection usually first test should be done after 10-15 days of exposure as your is done little early. But as you are not having any other sympto...  Read Full »

Will herpes present as painless cluster of bumps in genital area?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had some bumps for about three days. They do not hurt. I am not sure if I have herpes simplex 2. I have not been with a partner for over two months. I currently do not have any other symptoms besides the bumps. They are clusters closed together and I am not sure if it is acne ...  Read Full »

Dr. Zubayeralam

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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. According to your statement and picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity), you have been suffering from bumps around your penile part with pus-filled blisters which are red and white color. According to your picture, it ...  Read Full »

What can cause lesion in groin area with irritation and pus?

Query: Hi doctor, I have small lesions near the groin area. I just noticed this three days ago. It is not very painful but a little irritating with little pus.  Read Full »

Dr. Tanmai Yermal (jain)

Internal Medicine Physician, Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen your query and the image as well. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I need to know some more details about your problem that will help in appropriate management. Do you have diabetes? Do you have a fever? Did you get any injury, trauma t...  Read Full »

Please suggest treatment for penile itch and discomfort on urination.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 19 years old. I weigh about 70 kg and my height is 5’7". My semen has been yellow color for the past one week and now it seems like it has urine in it (but it has no foul odor). And my penis is quite itching, also sometimes I experience discomfort when urination. I wonder what i...  Read Full »

Dr. Zubayeralam

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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to According to your statement, you are 19 years old sexually active person suffering from discharging of yellowish colored semen, itching of penis and feeling of discomfort during urination and all your symptoms indicates STD (sexually transmitted disease). Your STD i...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for itchy scrotum and cuts at the base of penis?

Query: Hello doctor, First, I went to the doctor for extremely itchy scrotum that felt as if it had cuts in it and red spots on my penis that dry white. My itchy scrotum is now healed but I have got little cuts at the base of my penis and those spots will not go. He gave me scabies cream but I do not know...  Read Full »

Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have reviewed the attached photograph (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and I can see few red erosions at the base of the penis. They can be either an irritant reaction to something you have applied over the penis or due to herpes virus infection which ...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for chlamydia infection?

Query: Hi doctor, Yesterday, I was diagnosed to have chlamydia. I am freaking out because I want to get it cured as soon as possible to prevent damage to my ability to have children later in life. Unfortunately, I am not able to get treatment from the nearby hospital for a couple of weeks. I was wondering ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Chlamydia trachomatis is a STD (sexually transmitted disease). You have got the infection from your partner so you both should be treated. Ideally, a vaginal swab test should be done to confirm the diagnosis. You have not mentioned whet...  Read Full »

Will yeast and BV infection further increase when underwear contacts with dirty things?

Query: Hello doctor, I apologize if this is an odd question but I am very concerned as I have been in treatment for recurrent yeast, and BV infections for over a year. Several dollar bills were accidentally washed (cold cycle, no disinfectant detergent) along with a pair of pants and a load of underwear...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. But to me, the probability of contracting infection is very less. Firstly, you are not immunocompromised. Vagina is home to millions of bacteria and whether one will contract infection or not depends on immunity, which I guess is intact i...  Read Full »

Can sperm cause any infection during anal sex?

Query: Hi doctor, I am totally new to sexual life and I read a lot about it but have some concerns. First of all my questions would be about gay sex (male with male). Secondly, in my questions I am assuming that no condoms or so protection used. 1. Assume that both parties do not have any disease and on...  Read Full »

Dr. Asma Sajid

General Practitioner, Family Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read your query. As per your scenario the answer is no. Semen in itself cannot harm rectal mucosa or oral mucosa or make a new disease. Only if your partner/s has a disease that is transmitted via body fluids, only then you can get it. Same scenario with two male...  Read Full »

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