Genital infections - which are the most dangerous?

April 23, 2009

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 Genital infections
 Genital infections - are infections that are passed from one person to another through unprotected sex and, sometimes, on contact of the genitals, for example, in foreplay. What are they?

 Genital infections - which are the most dangerous?


Chlamydia is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections in the world. Most people who are infected with chlamydia, there are no symptoms and they either will never know that they are infected, or learn from the results of tests made on another occasion. In rare cases, chlamydia can cause symptoms such as pain during urination, unusual discharge, and, in women, bleeding between periods or after sex.

Chlamydia is easily diagnosed by a urine or swab. This genital infection is easily treatable with antibiotics, but if left untreated can lead to serious health problems.

 Genital infections - which are the most dangerous?

Genital warts

Genital warts - are small growths that appear on the genitals or anus. This is - the result of an infection caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV).

For HPV penetrating sexual contact is not necessary; infection may be transmitted simply as a result of skin contact with the skin.

There are several ways to treat genital warts, including using special ointments and cryotherapy (freezing the wart).

 Genital infections - which are the most dangerous?

Genital herpes

The causative agent of genital herpes is herpes simplex virus Herpes simplex - in fact, not so simple  Herpes simplex - in fact, not so simple

After infection, the virus most of the time remains inactive. Certain triggers can activate the virus, causing the appearance of painful blisters on the genitals and surrounding areas.

Completely cure genital herpes is impossible, but its symptoms can be effectively controlled with antiviral drugs.

 Genital infections - which are the most dangerous?


Gonorrhea - is a bacterial infection that can cause unusual discharge from the penis and / or vagina, and pain when urinating.

It is diagnosed in smears, and quickly treated with antibiotics. Prolonged untreated gonorrhea Gonorrhea - self-ruled  Gonorrhea - self-ruled
   It can lead to serious complications, including infertility.

 Genital infections - which are the most dangerous?


Syphilis - a bacterial infection, which is the first stage of its development causes a painless but highly infectious chancre on the genitals or in the mouth. After two to six weeks a chancre disappears.

Secondary symptoms such as skin rashes, sore throat, there are still a few weeks, and soon, too, disappear, and then for some time have no symptoms of syphilis.

For early diagnosis of syphilis Syphilis - punishment of Venus  Syphilis - punishment of Venus
   It can be easily cured with antibiotics - usually used injections of penicillin. However, if left untreated, syphilis can cause serious complications such as stroke, paralysis and blindness; in the most severe cases, it leads to death of the patient.

 Genital infections - which are the most dangerous?


This virus can be transmitted during unprotected sex and using contaminated needles for injecting equipment.

The virus weakens the body's ability to fight infections and cancer. Cure HIV is impossible, but there are medications that allow HIV-positive people to live a long and healthy life.

 Genital infections - which are the most dangerous?


Trichomoniasis - another very common genital infection. In women, the infection can cause itching and soreness of the vagina, and abnormal vaginal discharge The whole truth about vaginal secretions  The whole truth about vaginal secretions
 . In men, trichomoniasis is often the cause of pain after urination and / or ejaculation.

 Genital infections - which are the most dangerous?

Pubic lice

Pubic lice - are microscopic insects that live in the pubic hair and cause itching and red spots on the skin.

As a rule, they can cope successfully with the help of non-prescription medicines.

Genital Herpes - Symptoms of chronic viral infection

April 25, 2013

 genital herpes symptoms
 A chronic viral infection is genital herpes. The symptoms of this disease, once appeared to be repeated again and again, as the virus causing genital herpes remains in the body forever. During remission it hides in the nerve ganglia, while reducing immunity "is selected from the shelter" and cause inflammation.

 Genital Herpes - Symptoms of chronic viral infection

Form flow of genital herpes

Form flow of genital herpes, which is caused by herpes simplex viruses Herpes simplex - in fact, not so simple  Herpes simplex - in fact, not so simple
   I and II (HSV I and II) may be different. Very often, the disease is asymptomatic, but this does not exclude the sexual partners of infection (the virus can live on the surface of the mucous membranes), and the appearance of its features at lower immunity.

When the primary HSV infection show signs of primary genital herpes, which then becomes a long chronic relapsing course. Sometimes herpes symptoms are atypical - not characteristic of this disease.

 Genital Herpes - Symptoms of chronic viral infection

The symptoms of primary genital herpes

In the primary genital herpes isolation of infectious agents can be long - 10 to 20 days. Accordingly, a long stick and symptoms. At first, they grow, and then it decreases, then re-growing.

The incubation period (time from infection until the first signs of the disease) is an average of 5 days (3-7). After that, the first person showing signs of general malaise headache, can increase the temperature, aching body, disturbed sleep Dreams: how to understand our dreams  Dreams: how to understand our dreams
 . Locally in the genital area at first appear swelling, redness, and then copious blisters with clear content. Bubbles rapidly (for two - three days) burst, and the surface of the mucosa is covered with superficial erosions and ulcers that heal duration for two - three weeks.

Women rashes appear on the skin and mucous membranes of the vulva, the vaginal wall, the cervix, sometimes in the perineum and on the walls of the urethra. In men characteristic bubbles occur on the penis, the foreskin on the walls of the urethra and the skin of external genital and perineal.

All this is accompanied by a pain and pruritus at the beginning and then decreases pain and itching persists, and may even increase. Sometimes the process is attached to the viral secondary infection - often bacterial and fungal. This increases inflammation respectively amplify pain and itching. The healing of erosions and ulcers is long, but the scars that are left.

It is necessary to distinguish the primary manifestation of genital herpes during primary infection of the primary manifestations of asymptomatic herpes that occur against a background of reduced immunity. This is very important if the cold sores on the genitals first appeared during pregnancy. If this is the primary infection, there is a real threat of infection of the fetus and the intrauterine infection. This is rarely the pregnancy safely as in the mother's body have not yet appeared antibodies to fight the infectious agent.

If the herpes is infiltrated into the body before pregnancy and the disease is asymptomatic, and during pregnancy it appeared the first symptoms (this contributes to lowered immunity), the threat is almost no fruit. To distinguish one from another state will help the immunological analysis of blood: Blood women infected with herpes for the first time, there will be antibodies to it, or there will be an antibody belonging to the class of immunoglobulin M (IgM). If the disease lasts for a long time in the blood are detected antibodies of class immunoglobulin G (IgG).

 Genital Herpes - Symptoms of chronic viral infection

Recurrent genital herpes - symptoms

Relapses of the disease is usually associated with a decrease in immunity. The virus is actively stands for no more than five days, so relapses are much shorter duration. Common symptoms of the disease usually does not happen. But locally in the genital area, before the appearance of the rash may occur pain and tingling. It is very important to grasp these signs and start taking antiviral drugs - a rash or start, or their symptoms are minimal.

Relapses of the disease may be rare, frequent, regular, haphazard, with decreasing symptoms. They may provoke various factors - colds, any disease, stress and so forth. The recurrence rate and the degree of their manifestations determines the severity of the disease and its treatment tactics.

 Genital Herpes - Symptoms of chronic viral infection

Symptoms of atypical genital herpes

Atypical genital herpes often remains unrecognized. It can manifest itself in the form of scratches and cracks in the external genitals, vagina and anus, it is long and hard occurring fungal infections, cystitis, lesions of different nature in the crotch, thighs and buttocks, pain during urination unknown origin, vaginal discharge Vaginal discharge  Vaginal discharge
   or urethra, the attacks of sciatica or sciatica Sciatica (sciatica) - is not a disease  Sciatica (sciatica) - is not a disease

Genital herpes requires timely detection and regular treatment.

Galina Romanenko

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