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Gynaecology (Sexually Transmitted Diseases)
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Sexually transmitted diseases are infections that are transmitted from one person to another through sexual contact. Sexual contact may occur through the vagina, anus, or oral. Sometimes, sexual diseases can also transmit through the skin to skin contact as in the case of herpes and HPV. There are several types of sexually transmitted diseases. The most common sexually transmitted infections include the following: Herpes, HPV, Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea, Syphilis, Aids, Pubic lice, Trichomoniasis, etc. Both men and women are affected by most STDs. But, women suffer from more complications as compared to men. If a woman gets infected during pregnancy it can cause serious health issues with the unborn baby.

It is therefore imperative to seek out an experienced specialist to handle its management. At Dr.Muthus Hospitals, a team of specialists provides patients with lifestyle advice and prescribes medications for women who are experiencing common symptoms such as altruism. Under one roof, our gynaecologists with decades of experience provide comprehensive care to patients, along with specialists like dieticians, psychologists, and our state-of-the-art technology.

Symptoms of sexually transmitted diseases

Many people do not experience any symptoms with an STD. a sexually active person should regularly get tested. You can pass on an STD without even knowing it. The general symptoms of STDs include the following:

Other symptoms of STDs may include the following

  • Pains, fever, and chills may be present
  • Some people may have weight loss, night sweats, and diarrhoea
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  • Urination may be painful and frequent
  • Some people may have weight loss, night sweats, and diarrhoea

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Causes of STDs

STDS are caused by infections transmitted during sex and can be caused by bacteria, viruses, or parasites. The transmission of infection may occur through body fluids or skin-to-skin contact through the vagina, anal, and oral sex.

Some STDs may get transmitted through infected needles as the virus or bacteria may be present in the blood.

Diagnosis of STDS

If you experience uncomfortable symptoms such as burning, itching of genitals and pain during sex, and foul discharge from the vagina or penis, you must schedule an appointment with a doctor at the Dr.Muthus Hospitals. The doctors at the Dr.Muthus Hospitals have years of experience and they use the state of the art treatment therapies for the patients depending on their individual needs.

Treatment options for STDs

Different treatment options are available depending on the symptoms and condition of the patient:

Tips to prevent an STD

If you want to prevent an STD, you must take the following tips. The best thing to prevent an STD is to avoid sexual contact. You can also take other precautions to prevent an STD.

At Dr.Muthus Hospitals, you can find qualified doctors who can help you and offer the right treatment that doesn’t hinder the quality of your life.

FAQs

HPV is the most common sexually transmitted disease. Some people suffering from HPV do not experience any symptoms but others may develop some wars or bumps around the genital parts. Women are at risk of getting cervical cancer when they suffer from high-risk HPV. Doctors recommend getting vaccinated at an early age to prevent the risk of contracting the disease.

 Young people below 25 years of age should get a test done every year. Regular testing helps in the early diagnosis and treatment of the problems. Many people do not know that they are suffering from an STD as they do not experience any symptoms. You can talk to a doctor for regular screening of an STD. most doctors recommend getting tested once a year before you become sexually active with a new partner.

If you have been diagnosed with an STD and want to prevent transmitting it to your partner, you can take the following steps:

  • Avoid unprotected sex with your partner until you consult with a doctor and start proper treatment. You can resume normal sexual activity when your doctor advises you.
  • Take the treatment as advised by your doctor.
  • Get regular screening and testing and visit your doctor.
  • Make sure that you talk to your partner about this and he/she should also take the treatment for the same.
  • Use protection such as condoms while having sex with your partner.

Ans. STDs can produce long-lasting complications if proper treatment is not taken. Untreated STDs can lead to fatal complications. For example, untreated syphilis can cause damage to your other body organs and nervous system. Women can experience the following complications due to an STD:

  • Inflammation of the pelvic area
  • Inability to bear a child
  • Pain in the pelvic area
  • Chronic infection of the genitourinary tract
  • Men may also experience recurrent infections, swelling of the testicles, and infertility.

If you have been diagnosed with an STD, you can take the following steps to stay motivated and healthy:

  • Take proper treatment as prescribed by the doctor.
  • Avoid sexual contact with your partner while taking treatment for an STD. wait for any further instructions from your doctor.
  • You must speak to your partner about the STD so that he/she may emotionally support you and can get the treatment for the same.
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