Sexually transmitted disease (std)

Pelvis | General Practice | Sexually transmitted disease (std) (Disease)


STDs or venereal diseases are sexually transmitted infections (normal, oral or anal) but can be transmitted in other ways. The means of transmission of these diseases, apart from sex, we can meet: contact with infected area, contact with infected objects (needles) Or from mother to child.

These diseases can be classified into two categories: Major sexually transmitted diseases, which include: Syphilis; Gonorrhea or clap ;Soft chancre; Granuloma inguinal. Minor sexually transmitted diseases, which include: Urogenital trichomoniasis; Urogenital candidiasis; Genital herpes; venereal vegetations; Molluscum contagiosum; Scabies; Lice; Some forms of viral hepatitis. In the past decade, HIV infection, the most dangerous infection with syphilis, caused unprecedented epidemics. Clinical expression of sexually transmitted diseases occur mostly in the genital area, but may be obvious and in the mouth, the skin or the eye .

Genitals, the symptoms manifested by unusual discharge, pelvic pain, burning, itching, irritation, pain during intercourse (dyspareunia) or urination (dysuria). This all these symptoms is not mandatory - some of them disappearing by itself, although the infection remains in the body to treatment or chronic.

Causes and Risk factors

STDs are caused by bacteria and viruses. STDs caused by bacteria include chlamydia, gonorrhea, trichomoniasis, and syphilis. These STDs can be treated and cured with antibiotics. The risk of infection with STDs is higher in sex with multiple partners when not using a condom as a means of protection and when they are injecting drug use, drugs or your partner are in turn has multiple sex partners.

Diagnosis and Treatment

The first step in treating STDs medical consultation and diagnosis is correct. It is not recommended the empirically treatment or to follow the informal consultation of other sources of information which are often incorrect.

The treatment should be continued throughout the recommended, even if symptoms disappear, and intercourse may be resumed after three days of the cessation of treatment in accordance with the recommendations of your doctor. ...