Genital Infections and How They Damage The Vagina, Penis and Anus 0

How are sex organ infections different in men and women? Infection is infection no matter gender. There’s no distinction really, other from the body part it affects and also the actual name of the infection. For instance: bacterial vaginosis is familiar in girls affecting the vagina causing symptoms, while, balanitis may be a penile condition that additionally causes symptoms, but familiar in men affecting the phallus.

How similar is the male and feminine genital infections? Each cause symptoms, and each require treatment. So very similar in that respect. Of course, the approach to clear aninfection may dramatically alter with regard to medication, because of theseverity or stage the infection is at.

If the vagina is infected the matter becomes a woman’s issue, and if the erectile organ is infected the matter then becomes a man issue, nevertheless, there are always going to be SYMPTOMS, thus in my opinion that makes whatever the infection a matter for a doctor – making male and female genital infections very similar indeed.

Balanitis is an inflammation of the glans (the rounded head) of the penis.

Posthitis is inflammation of the foreskin. Foreskin is the loose skin that covers the head of the phallus if the man has not been circumcised. If the two, glans and foreskin are inflamed, it’s known as balanoposthitis.

Symptoms

•             Red glans

•             Inflammation of the glans

•             Soreness of the glans

•             Clotted discharge beneath the foreskin

•             Itchiness

•             Bad odour

•             Irritation of the glans

•             Phimosis – the foreskin is tight and exhausting to pull back

•             Painful voiding

Bacterial Vaginosis also known as BV. Vaginalbacteriosis is one of the commonest causes of vaginal infection for women ofchildbearing age. Although a condition that often develops after having sexwith a new partner, bacterial vaginosis is not considered a sexuallytransmitted infection.

Symptoms

  • Watery vaginal discharge
  • Grey or white discharge
  • Unpleasant fishy smell
  • Uncommon symptoms
  • Burning sensation when urinating
  • Vaginal itch

Gonorrhoea in men

: this is often asexually transmitted illness that has varied symptoms depending on which part of the body has been infected. It will take up to a month after infection actually happened before symptoms begin making themselves better-known.

Early symptoms

•             Penis discomfort

•             Discharge from the tip of the penis which is usually yellow or green or thick white.

•             Pain or burning when urinating

If clap spreads as a results of ignoring the problem and obtaining no treatment, it can reach body parts such as the glands near the urethra, the prostate, seminal vesicles, testes and bladder, which then couldlead to:

•             Rectal or urethral abscesses

•             Swelling

•             Sore testicles

•             Hard to urinate

•             Gonorrhea of the rectum

•             Anal itch

•             Discharge from the anus

•             Rectal pain, especially when passing stools

Gonorrhea in women

•             Burning

•             Frequent urination

•             Yellowish vaginal discharge

•             Redness

•             Swelling

•             Vaginal itching

Gonorrhoea will result in a severe pelvic infection with inflammation of the fallopian tubes and ovaries if you do not get medical help.

Yeast infections are something folks believe is a woman’s condition… wrong! That’s right, men also get yeast infections. Yeast vaginitis is a vaginal infection caused by a fungus known as Candida. It ischaracterized by

•             Vaginal itch

•             Soreness

•             Painful sex

•             Painful urination

•             Discharge

Syphilis comes in four stages, each with a different set of symptoms, ranging from mild tosevere. Syphilis is a slowly progressing disease.

Primary stage of syphilis: One or a lot of painless sores/ulcers (chancres) develop at the location where the microorganism initial entered the body. Chancres may be hard to spot and are highly infectious. Typical places to see them are:

•             On the vulva or cervix

•             On the penis

•             Anus and mouth

Secondary stage syphilis symptoms often include:

•             Swollen glands with loss of appetite, fatigue and a flu-like feeling

•             A Rash which usually covers the whole body or comes in patches.

•             Flat, warty-looking growths on the vulva and around the anus

•             White patches on the tongue or roof of the mouth

•             Hair loss

Latent and tertiary stages of syphilis typically happens mostly when  treatment was left too late in the first 2 stages. The patient will currently no longer suffer many symptoms of the earlier stages, but their infection can still be diagnosed with a blood test. Symptomatic late syphilis, also known as the tertiary stage is now the end result. This stage is serious and could affect the heart and nervous system.

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Risk Factors of Cervical Cancer 0

Today, we are going to discuss some of the risk factors of cervical cancer. They are many that it will not be possible for us to exhaust all of them, but let us see how far we can go today.

1) HUMAN PAPILLOMAVIRUS INFECTION (HPV): This is the most important of all the risk factors associated with the cancer of the cervix. Doctors believe that before a woman can develop cervical cancer, she must have been infected by HPV. Some types of this HPV are classified as “high risk” because they are the main causes of cervical cancer. These types include HPV 6, HPV 18, HPV 31, HPV 35, and HPV 45 and many other. About two-thirds of all cervical cancers are caused by HPV 16-18.

2) Smoking: Women who smoke are more likely to get cervical cancer than women who don’t smoke. Smoking exposes the body to many cancer-causing chemicals that affect not only the lungs but other parts of the body. The lungs will, first of all, absorb these harmful substances, and later transfer it into the bloodstream throughout the body. The by-products of tobacco have been found in the cervical mucus of women who smoke. These substances damage the DNA of the cervix cells and may equally lead to the development of cervical cancer.

3) IMMUNOSUPPRESSION: Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is the virus that causes AIDS. This virus damages the immune system of the body completely and makes women be more at risk for HPV infection. This is one of the causes of an increased risk of cervical cancer in women with AIDS. The immune system is very important in destroying cancer cells, and slowing down their growth and spread. A cervical pre-cancer is likely to develop into invasive cancer faster in women with HIV.

4) CHLAMYDIA INFECTION: This is a very common bacterium that can infect the reproductive system. The spread is mainly through sexual contact. Women whose blood tests show past or present Chlamydia infection are at a higher risk of cervical cancer, as against women with normal test results. This type of infection often shows no symptoms in women. Unless a woman goes for the examination of her pelvic region, she may not know that she is infected with Chlamydia. When this stays long in the body, it leads to pelvic inflammation, which also leads to infertility.

5) DIETS: Diets low in fruits and vegetables can increase the risk of cervical cancer. Also, overweight can equally lead to cervical cancer.

6) BIRTH CONTROL PILLS: The usage of birth control pills for a long time increases the risk of cervical cancer in women. The longer these pills are used, the risk goes up and goes down after it is stopped.

7) MULTIPLE PREGNANCIES: Women with many full-time pregnancies have an increased risk of the cancer of the cervix. This may be because some of these women may have been exposed to unprotected sexual acts which have therefore exposed them to HPV infection. This is because the immune system of the pregnant woman is weak, which allows for HPV infection/ cancer growth.

8) LOW SOCIO-ECONOMIC STATUS: Many women with low income don’t have access to adequate health care services, including pap tests, and the implication of this is that they will not be screened or treated for pre-cancerous cervical diseases.

9) FAMILY HISTORY: Cervical cancer runs in some families. If your mother or sister has cervical cancer, your risk of developing this disease is higher. Women from the same family as a patient already diagnosed of cervical cancer may be more likely to have one or more of the other non-genetic risk factors previously described in this section.

I will love to hear what are your own views or opinions on this post

 

30 Things You Need to Know About Herpes 0

1. Genital herpes is caused by two forms of the herpes simplex viruses: HSV-1 or HSV-2.
2. Most oral herpes is caused by HSV-1, and most genital herpes is caused by HSV-2.
3. Most people do not show signs or symptoms from HSV-1 or HSV-2 infection.
4. At least 45 million people ages 12 and older, or 20% of U. S. adolescents and adults, have had genital herpes.
5. Genital HSV-2 infection is more common in women (approximately one out of four women) than in men (almost one out of eight).
6. Both herpes Type 1 and 2 can be transmitted by contact with the sores that the herpes viruses cause, but also between outbreaks (sometimes called OBs) via “shedding” from skin that does not have a sore on it. 
7. Herpes transmission frequently occurs from an infected partner who does not have a visible sore, and may not even know that he or she is infected with the virus.
8. Genital OBs of HSV-1 recur less frequently than genital outbreaks caused by HSV-2.
9. First symptoms of genital herpes, they can be quite intense. Subsequent OBs are milder. Symptoms can include:
10. A small area of redness, sometimes with raised bumps or fluid-filled blisters;
11. Itching, burning or tingling in the genital area;
12. Flu-like symptoms (a headache, swollen glands, fever);
13. Painful urination and/or discharge.
14. Initial herpes outbreak usually occurs within two weeks after the virus is transmitted, and the sores usually heal within two to four weeks.
15. Sometimes, a person does not become aware of the infection until years after it is acquired.
16. Do not squeeze OB blisters because that may cause infection to spread.
17. Genital herpes infection can be more severe in people with immune systems depressed due to other causes.

  1. Genital herpes can cause psychological distress in people who know they are infected, due particularly to the attached social stigma.

    19. Any area in the groin can be affected by genital herpes.

    20. Herpes is not the only infection that causes genital sores. Bacterial infections have also been known to cause sores that resemble herpes sores. So, it’s best to get tested.
    21. Genital herpes can lead to potentially fatal infections in babies.
    22. Genital herpes can sometimes be diagnosed by visual inspection of the outbreak, or by taking an actual sample from a sore.
    23. The only sure way to avoid getting herpes and other STDs is abstinence, or a long-term, mutually monogamous relationship with someone who is not infected.
    24. If you inform your partner of your herpes, you can discuss it instead of making excuses as to why you don’t want to have sex.
    25. Genital herpes caused by HSV-2 carries an 80-90% chance of OBs.
    26. Genital herpes caused by HSV-1 carries a 50% chance of OBs.
    27. OB sores can occur in areas that are not covered by a latex condom, so condoms are not fool-proof in protecting from contracting genital herpes.
    28. Even if a person does not have any symptoms he or she can still infect sex partners.
    29. You can’t get herpes from swimming pools, towels or toilet seats.
    30. Frequency and severity of herpes OBs vary between individuals.

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