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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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 »

My HSV type 1 and type 2 index values are 0.70 and 0.23 respectively. Is the result conclusive?

Query: Hello doctor, I had protected sexual intercourse five months back. Now tested for STD and everything came back negative. I have a question around HSV. HSV index value for type 1 is 0.70 and type 2 is 0.23. It was a type specific IgG antibody test. Is this result conclusive? Or do I need to retake a...  Read Full »

Dr. Pankaj Mittal

Psychiatrist, Psychotherapist, Sexologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to For that above limited information as you have not mentioned your age and sex here which is very very important for any clinician and if the question is specific about some sexually transmitted disease, because pH of male and female genital organs are different, so a...  Read Full »

What causes blood in ejaculated semen?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 53-year-old male with no previous medical history. For the past two years, I observed my semen to be slightly pinkish in color (now I realized it was due to traces of blood) but I did not pay much attention. Since the last two to three months, I have been seeing blood in my eja...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The condition you described is known as hematospermia which means blood in semen. Although, it is considered a benign symptom in men but if for any person above 40 years of age the possibility of carcinoma should be ruled out. In two-third of the cases, no cause is ...  Read Full »

Even with negative GC swab and medications, I get yellow penile discharge. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a negative G/C swab. As a treatment, I took two doses of Fluconazole and Metrogyl. What can cause a yellow discharge from the penis? I do excessive masturbation and had sex with two unprotected partners.  Read Full »

Dr. Bharat Udey

Geriatrician, Psychiatrist, Sexologist, Sleep Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Yellowish discharge from the penis along with a history of unprotected sexual intercourse points towards having contracted STDs (sexually transmitted disease). The most common infection is that of gonorrhea and chlamydia, which presents with complaints of painful mic...  Read Full »

How to have safe sex?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 23 year old male. I am currently in a relationship with a girl. I would like to have sexual affair with her but I am shy. I request some tips on how to have safe sex and how to approach the entire act. I have searched the internet but it is more confusing. Secondly, I want my partn...  Read Full »

Dr. Rashmi Singh

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I appreciate your awareness regarding safe sex and seeking opinion for it. Use a condom. I know that it is the most repetitive advice but you got to stick with this one, no matter what your temptation is. Not just for preventing pregnancy, but for preventing STDs (sexu...  Read Full »

My pubis is dry with white flakes. Is that a sign of STD?

Query: Hello doctor, My pubic area is white, flaky and dry. I was prescribed a lotion last month for folliculitis bumps and it went away. Now this problem persists. I got tested for STD two months ago, everything was fine.  Read Full »

Dr. Bharatesh Devendra Basti

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It is not clear about your age, the exact morphology, duration, symptoms, treatment taken, etc. Can you please send the photos and details so that we can get the real picture of the rash? It is good that you have been tested negative for STDs (sexually transmitted dis...  Read Full »

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