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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I had sex 11 days ago and felt urethral itching three days later along with a white cloudy discharge, and stinging pain at the penis tip. Is this normal?

Query: Hello doctor, I had sex about 11 days ago and felt itching in the urethra three days later. There was a white cloudy discharge on the fifth day which was a lot on the first day and minimal now and has been the only consistent symptom. I experience random stinging pain at the tip and random urethral ...  Read Full »

Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query and am sorry for such discomfort. Your symptoms suggest STI (sexually transmitted infection), and there is a history of sexual intercourse also. Have you done any tests to know which STI is it? It is a treatable condition with the correct dose an...  Read Full »

Can HIV cause itchy scalp and swelling near the collarbone and left wrist?

Query: I had intercourse with a female sex worker. I had used the protection which broke either during or perhaps before penetration. But after I experienced continuous change in sensation, I checked and the condom was broken, at which point I withdrew from the intercourse before ejaculation. I asked the g...  Read Full »

Dr. Basti Bharatesh Devendra

Answer: Hi Thank you for the query. The chances of transmission of HIV by unprotected intercourse with a HIV positive person is very low. If protected almost nil. The HIV RNA PCR is negative after 10 days exposure is almost more than 95 % accurate. The chances of HIV tests coming positive later is almost ni...  Read Full »

I have small red and white painless spots on my foreskin. What is the cause?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a personal question regarding my foreskin. There are small round red and white painless spots there, and it does not cause any pain whatsoever. I wanted to know is it something I should be worried about?  Read Full »

Dr. Basti Bharatesh Devendra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Please send clear photos of lesions and details for clarification. Please send the following details. How long are you having these spots? Is there any intercourse history? If yes, then please give your partner's history. Do you have symptoms like pain, itching, etc.?...  Read Full »

I had sex with a sex worker, and my condom broke, but now I noticed my testicles are swollen. Is this swelling due to gonorrhea or chlamydia?

Query: Hello doctor,I had sex with a sex worker a week ago, we used a condom but it broke, twice. The first time I felt it and immediately pulled out, the second time I did not notice when it broke but the worker said that she noticed and so she pulled my penis out. Then we stopped the sexual act after tha...  Read Full »

Dr. Shah Sushma Kant

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. Testicle swelling has a lot of causes such as tight-fitting undergarments, an unknown injury that might not be noticed, and driving a bike or car for a long time. So go to a general surgeon to consult the part of ...  Read Full »

I developed a lesion on my penis skin after unprotected oral sex which is red, and crusty, but without pain or induration. Is it STD?

Query: Hello doctor, I discovered this lesion on the penis skin. Can it be an STD? It is not painful but there is some redness but it potentially has crusted. There is no induration but it feels like a small cut. I had unprotected oral sex more than three weeks ago. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Basti Bharatesh Devendra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. I have gone through the images (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). It appears like an abrasion or due to a cut or friction. 1. Maintain hygiene. Clean the area with warm water twice daily. 2. Y...  Read Full »

What are the chances of contracting STDs after oral sex?

Query: Dear doctor, I am a 19 years old male and I am quite anxious at the moment. I had protected sex with a condom in the past 12 hours with a female whom I met for the first time and she was never tested for STDs. There was no breakage of condom but we had oral sex and for oral sex, condom was not used....  Read Full »

Dr. Jyotisterna Mittal

Answer: Hi,Welcome to understand your concern.There is no risk of HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) in your case. There is also no need of PEP. Receiving oral sex does not cause HIV in normal circumstances. The genital contact was protected so you are safe.I hope this clarifies your doubt.Reg...  Read Full »

I have a persistent whitish deposition on my frenulum, despite a month of washing. What could be the reason?

Query: Hello doctor,There is a whitish deposition on my frenulum that has not gone away after a month of washing. I do not have any pain or discomfort but I want it gone. I have tried washing it with warm water and a little soap but I do not see any change. What could be the cause for this? Please help.Tha...  Read Full »

Dr. Raveendran S. R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Share a picture of the affected area. If there was unprotected sex, one needs to think of sexually transmitted infection. Kindly get the following tests done: TPHA (treponema pallidum hemagglutination). HPV DNA PCR (human papillomavirus...  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 ejac...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar

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 »

I have had throat itching, throat congestion, and ear itching, followed by oral sex. Are STDs causing this?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had throat itching, throat congestion, and ear itching for two months. It started immediately the next day after I had oral sex. Can it be due to STD?  Read Full »

Dr. Akshay B K

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have seen the entire prescription (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). It has mentioned congested nasal mucosa, posterior pharyngeal wall congestion, and one side TM (tympanic membrane) retraction. All are features of allergic rhinitis. There is no...  Read Full »

I had unprotected sex with a sex worker and started having a burning sensation during urination and itching in the penis. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I have done unprotected sex with a sex worker. After two days, it started burning during urination and itching in the penis. I have no penile discharge. I do not have any ulcers on my penis. Is it a sexually transmitted disease?Please help.Thanks.  Read Full »

Dr. Basti Bharatesh Devendra

Answer: Hi,Welcome to understand your concern.It may or may not be due to sexually transmitted diseases. Anyway, continue the antibiotic course. Drink more water and fluids. Maintain genital hygiene.I hope this information will help.Thanks.  Read Full »

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