Treatable genital infections: syphilis, trichomoniasis, gonorrhea, chlamydia

Treatable genital infections: syphilis, trichomoniasis, gonorrhea, chlamydia

Scientists have identified more than 40 microorganisms that can be sexually transmitted and cause sexually transmitted diseases. However, not all damage to the skin and genital mucosa can be caused by an infection acquired through sexual intercourse. Therefore, you need to know about the most common infections and STDs in order to identify and cure them in time.

When is a good venereologist needed?

The perineal area in both women and men is prone to bacterial infections at high temperatures, high humidity, microtrauma caused by too tight underwear.

The factors contributing to their occurrence are:

  • diabetes,
  • obesity,
  • hot climate,
  • sometimes malnutrition
  • pregnancy,
  • decreased immunity, 
  • antibiotic treatment.

It is necessary to consult a urologist for injuries in the genital area, ruptures, followed by bleeding of the frenum or edema of the foreskin. This can be the result of prolonged and intense intercourse, masturbation, insertion into the urethra, or the use of various sex toys. A common injury to the skin of the scrotum or penis is a zipper cut in the pants or teeth through oral contact. Even minor cuts in the anus and rectum in women during anal contact can cause serious intestinal bacterial infections. In women, sexually transmitted diseases can occur as a result of using vibrators or inserting other objects into the vagina, rubbing with coarse menstrual lining, wearing underwear that is too tight or too coarse, riding a bicycle or horseback riding, or following violent sexual contact.

What sexually transmitted diseases can an online urologist help?

The symptoms of these diseases are often more pronounced in men. In women, for anatomical reasons, these diseases are often asymptomatic.

According to WHO, the global incidence is:

  • syphilis - 12 million. Caused by the pale spirochete, which is easy to miss. The first symptom is a painless follicle or ulceration (primary lesion) that heals on its own. It looks like the infection has passed. However, the disease continues to develop without any symptoms for some time. Syphilis is treated with antibiotics. Untreated disease has a long course, it can spread throughout the body and cause serious organ damage;
  • gonorrhea - 62 million This bacterial infection may initially manifest itself as a small amount of vaginal, genital or anal discharge. Untreated infection can lead to infertility and other complications. Gonorrhea is treated with antibiotics;
  • chlamydia - 89 million. Sometimes it is called a "quiet epidemic" because few people know about their disease. This bacterial infection can be easily treated with antibiotics, but if left untreated, it can have serious health consequences;
  • trichomoniasis - 170 million cases per year. The most common sexually transmitted disease among sexually active young women. Caused by vaginal trichomes, an infection of which may cause symptoms or be asymptomatic. This infection can be successfully treated with an antibiotic.

Most of these infections are found in both developing and poor countries in Southeast Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean. In European countries, gonorrhea and chlamydia are the main cause of female infertility, a common cause of inflammatory diseases of the pelvic organs, and as a result of ectopic pregnancy and obstruction of the fallopian tubes.

The main risk factors for which you need a venereologist in Kiev?

Globally, the most common sexually transmitted diseases are recorded in a group of young people aged 15 to 24, unmarried, living in large urban areas with a lower socio-economic status, belonging to racial and national minorities.

Lifestyle significantly affects morbidity. People who do not use condoms, have high sexual activity, often change partners and practice various sexual methods, more often have sexually transmitted diseases. Drug use and alcohol abuse due to ease of acquaintance, reduced awareness, and prostitution to obtain money for psychoactive substances increase the likelihood of acquiring sexually transmitted diseases. It has also been shown that infection with gonorrhea or chlamydia more easily spreads to the uterine cavity, fallopian tubes and ovaries in a group of women with intrauterine devices. The greatest risk is observed during the first few months after infection. Circumcised men are less likely to contract syphilis, mild ulcers, herpes simplex virus, and warts. The incidence of sexually transmitted diseases in men who have sex with men is much higher than in men who do not have such contacts.

Preventive measures and online venereologist consultation

STD prevention is the use of condoms, both male and female. A condom that is used correctly at all times during intercourse is 100% protective against the transmission of all sexually transmitted diseases, except for scabies and pubic lice.

The risk of contracting sexually transmitted diseases increases significantly depending on the number of sexual partners, their frequent changes, the frequency of casual contacts, sexual orientation and the type of sexual relationship. Having sex with one long-term partner minimizes the chance of infection.

But if you have suspicions of a venereal infection, but there is no time, opportunity, or there is a fear of visiting such a doctor, an experienced and qualified urologist in Kiev Alexander Ivanovich Manzhura is always ready to consult online and recommend the best treatment option.

But if you have suspicions of a venereal infection, but there is no time, opportunity, or there is a fear of visiting such a doctor, an experienced and qualified urologist in Kiev Alexander Ivanovich Manzhura is always ready to consult online and recommend the best treatment option.