Sexually Transmitted Diseases

These are the diseases transmitted through unprotected sexual intercourse between the partners, one of whom has the infection. Sperm, blood and vaginal liquid transmit the disease.

Diseases do not deliver an apparent symptom. This makes the diagnosis harder and increase the spread of the disease.

It is experienced by both men and women, however it causes more serious health problems among women, especially in pregnant ones, as it may have a risk for the new born babies. You should be careful if your partner has these diseases or you experience an unprotected sexual intercourse with a mistrustful person.

What are the Risk Factors for the Sexually Transmitted Diseases?

  • Sexual life starting at early ages
  • Sexual life with many different partners
  • Alcohol and drug usage
  • Unprotected sexual intercourse
  • Holding another sexually transmitted disease, people with contamination risk.
People with the risk of such diseases may experience problems like being anxious about applying a test. Answering the questions rightly and precisely make the diagnosis and treatment easier. Diagnosis is established with clinical evidences and laboratory tests.

It is possible to apply any treatment to many diseases or keep them under control. Undesired results may be prevented in the condition of early diagnosis and treatment.

SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES MAY BE SEEN AMONG MEN IN THE CASE OF BELOW LISTED SYMPTOMS
  • Yellow-green color discharge from penis
  • Pain and sting while urinating
  • Tubercle and tenderness in testicles
  • Painful and pruritic eruption in the part of the body near the sexual organ
  • Rash, papilla and scars on the skin
  • Sting and sensitivity in the skin
  • Tubercle and rash at the top of penis
  • Sanguineous urine and sperm
  • Pain during ejaculation
  • Pain during sexual intercourse
  • Tubercle in all lymph nodes or inguinal lymph nodes
  • Symptoms like fever and flu
SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES MAY BE SEEN AMONG WOMEN IN THE CASE OF BELOW LISTED SYMPTOMS
  • Unexpected vaginal hemorrhage
  • Caseous discharge white in color
  • Vaginal rash, pruritus, irritation
  • Smelly yellow-green color discharge
  • Stomach ache or pain during sexual intercourse
  • Tubercle, scar, rush and sensitivity in sexual organs
  • Sting while urinating
  • Tubercle and abscess in all lymph nodes or inguinal lymph nodes
  • Symptoms like fever and flu
  • Infertility
Symptoms of the disease may be seen within several days or months after the contact depending on the kind of microbe.
Fever, fatigue, skin eruption may be seen in the patient within this period of time.

There may be a slow down in the symptoms even if there has not been any treatment applied. However, this does not mean that the patient goes better; infectiousness and expansion of the diseases continue.

Some untreated diseases may cause infertility, cancer, defects in nervous and cardiovascular systems.

Sexually transmitted diseases may arise with bacteria, fungi, parasite and viruses.
Treatment of the diseases arising from bacteria, fungi and parasites is easy. Full treatment is not possible in the viral diseases, however symptoms of these diseases are kept under control. Some viral diseases may be prevented with vaccinal treatments (some genital verruca-HPV types, Hepatitis B infections). HIV disease can be taken under control for long years through an effective medical treatment. Besides, medical treatment starting at the early stages after HIV contact may prevent contamination.

Latex condoms used in the right way decrease the risk of contamination.

Complications of the sexually transmitted diseases
  • Articular inflammation
  • Inflammation in the eye
  •  Adehesiveness and inflammation in inner reproductive organs and tubes
  •  Cervix cancer
  • Lymphoma and other cancers depending on HIV infection
  • Infections arising as HIV weakens the immune system
  • Cardiac disease
  • Problems related with the nervous system
  • Personality changes
  • Infertility
Anomaly may be seen in babies depending on the injections experienced during pregnancy or intense infections may be experienced causing from contamination during delivery.

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Articles in our website are for information purposes. Any health problems should be diagnosed and treated by the doctor.