What Is Lymphogranuloma Venereum (LGV)? Lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV) is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by three strains of the bacterium chlamydia trachomatis. Some types of this bacteria cause the genital infection chlamydia. Other types of this bacteria cause LGV. Chlamydia and LGV are quite different infections. LGV causes ulcers …Read More »
Compulsive Sexual Behavior – Risk Factors, Symptoms, and Causes.
Overview Compulsive sexual behavior is sometimes called hypersexuality, hypersexuality disorder or sexual addiction. It’s an excessive preoccupation with sexual fantasies, urges or behaviors that is difficult to control, causes you distress, or negatively affects your health, job, relationships or other parts of your life. It may involve a variety of …Read More »
Vaginal dryness- Causes, Treatment and Prevention
Definition Vaginal dryness is a common problem experienced by up to one in three women, particularly those who are going through menopause or those who experience early menopause symptoms. The female sex hormone estrogen is responsible for maintaining your natural lubricant. When your estrogen levels decrease you are more likely …Read More »
Trichomoniasis – Pathophysiology, Causes, and Prevention.
What Is Trichomoniasis? Trichomoniasis, also called trich, is a common sexually transmitted disease (STD). Trich is caused by a tiny one-celled parasite named Trichomonas vaginalis. Anyone who’s sexually active can get it. It affects women more than men, older women more than younger ones, and African American women more than …Read More »
Vulvodynia- Types, Prevention, Lifestyle and Home remedies
Definition Vulvodynia is the term used to describe the condition experienced by women who have the sensation of vulval burning and soreness in the absence of any obvious skin condition or infection. The sensation of burning and soreness of the vulva can be continuous (unprovoked vulvodynia), or on light touch, …Read More »
Genital Warts – Causes, Diagnosis, and Prevention.
Genital Warts – Overview Genital warts are contagious, fleshy growths in the genital or anal area. They are one of the most common types of sexually transmitted infections. They are also known as venereal warts or condylomata acuminate. They are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV), and they are a …Read More »
Chancroid – Definition, Treatment, and Prevention.
Definition Chancroid is a sexually transmitted disease/infection (STD/SDI) caused by bacterial infection and is highly contagious. Chancroid causes painful ulcers on and around the genitals in both males and females. Unlike common STDs such as gonorrhea, trichomoniasis, chlamydia, syphilis and herpes, cases of chancroid have been declining globally. However, it …Read More »
Orchitis – Introduction, Causes, Symptoms and Diagnosis.
Introduction Orchitis is an inflammatory disorder occurring in one or both testicles of males, widely caused by various types of bacterial and viral infections. It is a type of infection may also be a progression of epididymitis, an infection with the tube that carries semen from the testicles. This condition …Read More »