Sexually Transmitted Diseases

  • Sexually transmitted diseases are the infections that are acquired through unprotected sexual contact
  • There are more than 20 types of sexually transmitted diseases
  • It can be caused by bacteria, virus & parasites

Presenting Symptoms Can Be:-

  • Genital ulcers – painless/painful
  • Urethral / Vaginal Discharge
  • Pruritus, Redness
  • Dyspareunia
  • Abdominal pain
  • Ulcers/oral
  • Boils


  • Sexually transmitted diseases are curable. If you get any of the above signs and symptoms immediately seek advice from your dermatologist
  • Early diagnosis, prompt treatment can prevent the complications

Complications :-

  • If STD’s are not treated then it can cause recurrent ulcers leading to local fibrosis, phimosis, pelvic inflammatory diseases, UTI, Urethral / pelvic abscess, infertility, ectopic pregnancy & lately carcinoma of male, female reproductions.
  • Need of the Hour :- Stop hesitating in discussing and presenting your complaints to your skin specialist as most of the STD’s are preventable and cured


  • Use protection while having sexual contact
  • Avoid multiple partners
  • Vaccines are available for HPV, Hep-B