Minor STD diseases
These appear on the genitals or around the anus. Cluster groups give the appearance of a cauliflower.Updated: Sep 19, 2003 19:19 IST
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
A sore ulcer or rash in the mouth
A sore throat
A rash, sore or ulcer on finger or hand
Related Conditions from Internal Spread of Diseases:
Excessively painful periods
Low grade fever
First Published: Sep 19, 2003 19:19 IST