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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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How do I get rid of a pimple-like lesion on my penis?

Query: Hello doctor,I have some pimple-like symptoms in my pubic region. I noticed it over three weeks ago. Assuming it is just heat rashes, I have applied some soothing cream on it, but they are not fading. Kindly help.Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. It will be of great help if you send me a picture of your lesions. I would like to know if there is any pain or itching. Do you have any skin allergies? Please reply to the answers to the questions above so I can guide...  Read Full »

I had three negative IgM tests. Can I conclude I do not have herpes?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a brief interaction with a woman who is very likely to have STD, specifically herpes, and I have a few questions about herpes testing. The full story is that about three weeks ago, after a bad breakup, I went to a massage parlor. The parlor was the type that is sort of seedy and kno...  Read Full »

Dr. Shanza Ikram

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your case in detail. And after detailed analysis of your contact, it is concluded that you basically are not sure whether the woman actually had any herpes or not. Moreover, all your test results till now are negative. So, in absence of any symptoms ...  Read Full »

I have a severe sore throat after sex with a sex worker. Why?

Query: Hi doctor,I had protected sex with a sex worker, and quit smoking after that due to guilt. After around 20 days after exposure, I had a severe sore throat, which lasted around a month. I experienced a dry mouth and lips in the following days, which is still there. I thought it might be an STD, and d...  Read Full »

Dr. Shubadeep Debabrata Sinha

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a blood-borne virus transmitted via sexual intercourse, shared intravenous drug paraphernalia, and during the birth process or via human milk (vertical transmission). HIV disease is ca...  Read Full »

I have been having a sore throat and body pain after unprotected sex with a sex worker. Do I have HIV?

Query: Hello doctor, I had unprotected sex with a sex worker a few weeks ago and when I inserted my penis head into her vagina, it smelled very bad. I quickly took out my penis, it was inside for a minute or less. She was having yellow or greenish discharge but she had no clue about it. Now after 30 days, ...  Read Full »

Dr. Shah Sushma Kant

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. You may have got STD (sexually transmitted disease) or HIV (Human immunodeficiency virus). I suggest you get an HIV and STD test done. Till then I suggest you take the following steps: Tablet of Azithromycin 500 milligrams (antibiotic), o...  Read Full »

Is itchy and popping vesicle above the butt crack a sign of herpes?

Query: Hello doctor, The top of my butt crack has been itching for the past two days. I decided to scratch and a bump appeared. When I woke up this morning I noticed that it was still itchy but the bump was there anymore. I reached the back to feel it, but it felt a little wet as if it popped. I do not kn...  Read Full »

Dr. Basti Bharatesh Devendra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through the details and photo given by you. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Though the photo is not clear it appears as excoriated vesicle. You have not mentioned your age and symptoms like pain. It is at the top of your butt crack and the sk...  Read Full »

Are there any risk of HPV related cancer due to intercourse with sexual worker?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 29-years-old male. I had intercourse with a female sex worker five years ago. Since then I do not have any sex with any one. Now I am getting married in a few months. So I took a pre-marital checkup and the result was nil and non-reactive for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sushil Kakkar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your query. Presently there are no tests to confirm HPV (human papillomavirus) infection in males. Warts can develop even years after the infection is acquired, therefore it is never really possible to know whether you are infected or not unless yo...  Read Full »

STD panel shows HSV 1 greater than 62.2 and HSV 2. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a STD panel done HSV 1 greater than 62.2 and HSV 2, have a history of chicken pox.  Read Full »

Dr. Dilip Kumar Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand from the reports you have sent me that stating HSV 1 (herpes simplex virus) serology is positive (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I will need a bit more information before I can advise you how to proceed further. A. Is this HSV 1 IgG or...  Read Full »

I am taking contraceptive pill. Why is there brown discharge after periods?

Query: Hello doctor, I am currently on the Yaz contraceptive pill. I skipped my sugar pills for around four months and had a breakthrough period this month. I had my period last week, but I still have some residual brown discharge for about a week now. Additionally, I had sex a few days ago and bled durin...  Read Full »

Dr. Alison Ann Rodriguez

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The brown discharge should be temporary. I would recommend you have a period for the next couple of months and not skip the placebo pills temporarily to get back on track. If you have not missed any pills, pregnancy is very unlikely, but I would recommend a pregnan...  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

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 »

I have redness and swelling underneath my bottom lip after oral sex. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 22-year-old female. I generally have good health, but I was diagnosed with herpes simplex when I was 17. I never had any cold sores on my face, but recently I have seen not a rash but redness and swelling underneath my bottom lip. I do not have a primary doctor, and I cannot get ...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from a swollen and reddish lower lip. You had a history of herpes simplex infection when you were 17 years old. According to the pictures (attachment removed to...  Read Full »

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