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 should I do for the ulcer and painful rash on my penis?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a single ulcer on my penis shaft where the doctor prescribed Keflex and Bactroban ointment. He also has a swab for chlamydia and blood tests for HIV, syphilis, hepatitis, etc., which all came back negative. I applied Bactroban on the ulcer and around the skin and decided to mas...  Read Full »

Dr. Shama Naaz

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Ulcer on the shaft of the penis can be due to different reasons like herpes genitalis, local trauma, or secondary bacterial infection, and some STDs (sexually transmitted disease). Was there any pain associated with the appearance of an ulcer? Is there any painful o...  Read Full »

How common is it for herpes infection to progress to encephalitis?

Query: Hello doctor, I had unprotected sex with my partner about five months back. We both went for HIV tridot tests, VRDL tests, HBsAg tests after four months. All came back negative for both. Our medicine specialist did not advise herpes screening. We both have no lesions or bumps at all. Also, I am to...  Read Full »

Dr. Dilip Meena

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand that you are concerned. Routinely we advise HIV, HbsAg, HCV, and VDRL, and Herpes serology for sexually transmitted diseases. Genital herpes is mostly caused by HSV 2 (herpes simplex virus) virus and oral herpes by HSV 1. In serology, the large popul...  Read Full »

How to know the cause of burning sensation during urination?

Query: I have a burning sensation when i pee :(( I think its been like this for a while and i looked it up and a UTI is only supposed to last 24-48 hours? Im not sure what to do! I started noticing after sex, howevwr I am almost certain its not an STD because the other person does not have one and neither ...  Read Full »

Dr. J N Naidu

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi welcome to There are 2 possibilities for the problem. 1.UTI and 2.STD. please note we can not rule out UTI without urine examination. Please note people both male &female can have STD without or very mild symptoms. you have 2 options get complete urine examination done. if it i...  Read Full »

Can STD cause fishy odor in penis?

Query: Hi, my wife noticed a fish smell on my penis but I shower everyday after work and i have not cheated on her, which was her first assumption, and we both are freaking out. I dont have any other symptoms of any kind of an std and really the only other think I've noticed is that my urine is dark yello...  Read Full »

Dr. Afifa Nighat

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: hello hope you're doing fine! you dont need to be worried. You might be suffering urinary tract infection . Get you urine sample tested for culture and sensitivity along with penile swab. it's also that your female partner might be having infection with bacteria gardneralla vaginalis which inhab...  Read Full »

How reliable is HIV Ag/Ab test result taken after 36 days of exposure?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a male. I have had a sore throat and no other symptoms after my first sexual experience, and we did not use protection. Day 10 after the occasion, I experienced a sore throat for the first time. I got tested for chlamydia, gonorrhea, herpes 1 and 2, and trichomonas. All were nega...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have checked your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), and as you mentioned, they are negative only, and HIV is also non-reactive. So you should not be worried much. As you said, the sore throat you have is possible you got it from the pers...  Read Full »

Is the pain in my groin due to STD?

Query: Hi doctor,I have pain in the groin area for the past eight years, and I cannot walk, stand, or run and perform work activity for long. Please help. I feel it is STD because I am not an athlete. I took medicines for chlamydia and yeast infection in the penis.  Read Full »

Dr. Snehal Laul

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Tablet Emanzen D (Serratiopeptidase with Diclofenac Sodium) twice daily for three days. Tablet Zifi (Cefixime) 200 mg twice daily after food for five days. Fucidin (Fusidic acid) cream at daytime for seven days. Miconazole gel at night for 15 days (on the lesion). ...  Read Full »

Why is blood coming out of my penis after touching the butt cheeks of a club dancer?

Query: Hi doctor, I recently went to the strip club had a couple of lap dances. My penis did not touch her vagina; only grinding was done. She was grinding hard, and the next day I had blood coming out of my penis. I knew it was sore. If my penis touches a few of her butt cheeks, am I at risk for any STD,...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concerns. Since you experienced bleeding the next day of strip club attendance, I feel intimate touch rather than no touch. At the same time, it is mentioned that it was sore, so the possibility of STDs (sexually transmitted infecti...  Read Full »

How to treat scrotal discomfort with severe itching?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 42-year-old male suffering from scrotum discomfort. I have severe itching on my ball sack. Using topical creams helps a little, but it comes back. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Zubayeralam

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from scrotal discomfort with severe itching. Scrotal itching may result from fungal infection due to poor hygiene or sweating. It can also be caused by sexually transmitted diseases like...  Read Full »

What could cause pain at the tip of my penis with urination?

Query: Hello doctor, I have painful urination at the tip of the penis and a dull pain after that. For the last couple of months, pain is at the tip of the penis that comes with urination and then dull pain. No UTI or prostate issue.   Read Full »

Dr. Samer S J Altawil


Answer: Hi, Welcome to Pain at the tip of the penis has few causes. One is inflammation due to products used like soap or oil. The second can be due to the urethra's inflammation, which we call urethritis due to infection or sexually transmitted diseases or even unknown causes. Urethritis du...  Read Full »

Why do my penile skin peels often?

Query: Hello doctor, At the start of this year, I caught an STD, for which I took antibiotics and used a cream called Travocort. The STD went away quickly, but the main problem was using Travocort. While using it, I realized that my skin is getting hurt, the skin is peeling off, and it was not very pleas...  Read Full »

Dr. Samer S J Altawil


Answer: Hi, Welcome to Yes, I got a few patients who had the same complaints before, and the issue is the skin is weak since the previous STD (sexually transmitted disease) and less than usual friction can peel off an area on and heals slowly. In the meanwhile, it causes pain if you try to ma...  Read Full »

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