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Minor STD diseases

These appear on the genitals or around the anus. Cluster groups give the appearance of a cauliflower.

health and fitness Updated: Sep 19, 2003 19:19 IST
PTI

    Genital Warts: These appear on the genitals or around the anus. Cluster groups give the appearance of a cauliflower. These are due to a virus. They appear one to six months after sexual contact.

    Molluscum Contagiosum: This is a harmless viral infection, which can be caught in swimming pools but is usually due to sexual contact. The virus produces small, painless, pink spots on the genitals. They appear months after contact and will be firm and smooth.

    Genital Herpes: This condition is produced by a virus. The same virus produces cold sores around the mouth also. About four to five days after sexual contact, itchy blisters appear on the genitals which burst and raw, shallow, painful ulcers are produced.

    Trichomonasis: This condition is produced by a parasite by name “Trichomonias vaginalis”. It produces a foul-smelling greenish vaginal discharge. There is pain and itchiness in the vulva and vagina. Intercourse is painful. Most infected men suffer from no symptoms and act as carriers.

    Some General Symptoms of Sexually Transmitted Diseases

    The following are only a few important signs indicating sexually transmitted diseases. The list is by no means exhaustive. When in doubt, please consult your family physician.

    Indications in the genital area:

    A sore, ulcer or rash on the penis, vagina or vulval lips

    A sore, ulcer or rash on or near anus

    Swollen glands in the groin

    A burning sensation or pain on urination

    An itchy or sore vagina or an itchy penis tip

    Pain on intercourse

    Unusual discharge from the penis or vagina

    A frequent urge to urinate

    Indications in the other parts of body:

    Patchy hair loss

    Eye infection

    A sore ulcer or rash in the mouth

    A sore throat

    Body rash

    A rash, sore or ulcer on finger or hand

    Related Conditions from Internal Spread of Diseases:

    Abdominal pain

    Low backache

    Excessively painful periods

    Nausea

    Low grade fever

    (Source: Webhealthcentre.com)

First Published: Sep 19, 2003 19:19 IST