STI or STD (sexually transmitted infections/diseases, genital infections) is a number of diseases combined in one group based on a similar way of transmission. STDs (genital infections) are transmitted only through sexual contact (including oral and anal sex), unprotected sex with an infected partner. Nowadays more than 20 viral genital infections are known. Despite the widespread promotion of condom use, many people ignore it, which, in turn, leads to an increase in the number of genital infections in many countries, including Ukraine.
Symptoms of STDs:
- White, slimy, green, frothy discharge (smelling or odourless) from the urethra; itching and pain in the urethra; frequent uriesthesia;
- Pain in the groin area;
- Possible increase of body temperature;
- Pain in the scrotum, which may extend to the sacrum and lumbar zone;
Acute disease can be treated much easier than the inveterate disease. A timely diagnosis and analysis of STI contributes to a speedy recovery. Chronic genital infections can leave the cicatricial tissue, scars and adnations that will remain even after the elimination of microbes.
Major sexually transmitted diseases and infections:
- Genital Herpes;
- Papilloma - a viral infection (genital warts);
- Pubic lice;
- HIV infection. AIDS.
If you notice any signs of illness, consult a doctor immediately! All diseases often have similar symptoms but different causative agents and appear only later after contamination. Sometimes even experts find difficulties in diagnosing STDs, so in most cases the person must have to undergo lab tests and a special examination in order to receive the correct treatment. Accurate diagnosis can not be delivered on the basis of symptoms alone mostly because the genital infections are rarely found separately. Often a person is infected with several infections together (ureaplasma, trichomonas, etc.). Remember, when the disease enters its chronic stage, it will be much more complicated to treat it properly.
In the treatment of STDs you can not succeed without the help of a qualified medical specialist. Folk remedies against these infections simply do not exist! You should never practice self-medication or use widely advertised drugs without prior consultation with your doctor. Otherwise all mentioned above can lead to serious and often irreversible consequences.
The basic principle of treating sexually transmitted infections is a timely diagnosis of infection and the simultaneous treatment of both sexual partners, even if the analysis does not reveal the infection in one of them. In this case, such person will still need to undergo treatment, as there is a danger of asymptomatic pathogen carriage.
Urogenital infections are a problem far more serious than just pain and discomfort caused by the infection itself. The main danger lies in the complications that can cause infertility and miscarriages. The diseases can be transferred from an infected mother to a child; they can damage the mental and physical development and lead to a number of incurable disorders of a baby. The treatment of genital infections in both partners is a quick and confidential medical service that can be received at "The Oxford Medical” clinics.