Treatment of STD in Women

STD in women

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Vaginal itching, rash, discharge and pain are common symptoms of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in women, yet many STDs do not show any symptoms. The women may not be aware of the infection. Untreated STD can lead to infertility and increased risk of cervical cancer.

Genital Herpes

Genital herpes is an incurable disease, and once you contract it, you may experience periodic outbreaks throughout your lifetime. A genital herpes outbreak occurs when virus is reactivated from its dormant stage and often associated with periods of weakened immune system, skin wounds, menstruation, fever, nerve damage or exposure to extreme climate conditions. Symptoms of genital herpes include painful ulcer, blister, itching and burning sensation in genitalia, anus and upper thigh. In women blister may develop inside vagina and cause painful urination.

During childbirth, the baby may contract the virus, if the mother has an active genital herpes infection. It can affect the skin, eyes, mouth, nervous system and may cause internal organ failure and lead to death.

Syphilis

Syphilis is curable in early stages but can cause serious and deadly complication if left treated. In tertiary stage, treatment can kill the bacteria, but it cannot reverse the damages caused to the internal organs. This is why treating the disease during its initial stage is so important.

The early stages of syphilis are most contagious, but the Symptoms are mild and often go unnoticed. The symptoms in women include painless sores (chancre) on the vulva, vagina, cervix, anus and rectum or any other part of the body that has come into direct contact with an infected sore. The chancre may heal in 3-6 weeks, but the infection persists, and the patient may pass it on to their partner unknowingly.

The terminal tertiary stage of syphilis damages the internal organs, like heart, brain, eyes, kidney and bones. The debilitating and life-threatening symptoms of tertiary syphilis include blindness, loss of motor skills, dementia and damage to the nervous system.

Chlamydia

Like in men, chlamydia remains silent in women also. Symptoms in women include vaginal discharge, bleeding between periods, painful urination and stomach pain. Untreated infection may lead to pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). Serious consequences of PID are infertility and ectopic pregnancy. Because of its silent nature regular consultation with a qualified physician is recommended after unprotected sexual exposure.

Gonorrhoea

Symptoms of gonorrhoea in women are usually mild or absent. Symptoms include unusual bloody, yellowish or watery green discharge, painful urination or bleeding between periods. Rectal pain bleeding or discharge. Untreated gonorrhoea may lead to PID with infertility and ectopic pregnancy.

Genital wart

Genital warts, caused by HPV virus, are notorious for frequent outbreaks. In women, HPV infection is the main cause of cancer in the cervix and cancer of the vulva, which are the external genital organs of women. They can also cause penile and anal cancer.

The genital wart in women may appear as a cauliflower growth inside of the vagina or anus, outside of the vagina or anus or on the cervix. They may be very small and may not always be visible to the human eyes, yet the virus is highly transmittable through skin-to-skin contact.

Genital Molluscum

Genital molluscum is caused by virus and is very annoying. The virus causes one or more small bumps on the thighs, buttocks, groin and lower abdomen or sometimes over external genital and anal region. People with AIDS or compromised immunity may develop extensive outbreaks of bumps. Molluscum contagiosum spread during any type of skin to skin contact or through contact with a towel or washcloth. Transmission through sexual contact is the most common form of transmission in adults. The most common complication is secondary infection by bacteria.