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Sexually Transmitted Diseases - STD Medical Negligence Solicitors Claims


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Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Sexually transmitted diseases can be passed on by other means but one of the means of transmission is through sexual activity. Some sexually transmitted diseases or STDs are simply nuisances but most can cause serious disease. Because STDs are readily passed from one person to the next and there are many people with multiple sexual partners, it is imperative that doctors readily diagnose the diseases and get them treated, if possible.

Herpes type I and type II are both sexually transmitted diseases. They are transmitted by oral, anal and vaginal sex. Both men and women get the disease which manifests itself as painful lesions that occur in a cluster near the mouth or near the genital areas. The lesions are highly contagious but they are also contagious a few days before the individual knows a breakout is about to occur. While there is treatment to shorten the number of days a person has a breakout, it is impossible to cure this disease and patients have lifelong attacks. There is also medication one can take to decrease the number of outbreaks and it is possible for a person to permanently block outbreaks in a few cases.

Chlamydia is a very common STD that affects both men and women. In men, it can give them symptoms of a bladder infection and in women, it can permanently and severely damage the woman's reproductive system, sometime rendering her infertile. In pregnant women, it can cause a potentially fatal ectopic pregnancy; it can cause an increase in miscarriage, cause an infection to be passed to the baby during childbirth, and can cause prematurity. It should be tested for in pregnant women on a regular basis if they are high risk.

Chlamydia is spread through vaginal or anal or oral sex with someone who has chlamydia. Chlamydia often does not have symptoms making it easier to pass the disease on to someone else. Using latex condoms every time you have sex is the only way to keep from getting chlamydia. Chlamydia is curable with antibiotics but you can get it back again if you have sex with someone who has Chlamydia.

It is imperative for doctors to test for chlamydia, especially at the first prenatal visit and any time you see a patient at risk for chlamydia. Anyone who has sex can get chlamydia if the sex is unprotected by using a latex condom. High risk people include gay or bisexual men or men who have sex with someone who has sex with men. Anyone with multiple sex partners is also at high risk for Chlamydia and these should be tested regularly for the disease.

Gonorrhoea is becoming more prominent as more people have multiple sex partners. It is an STD that can affect both men and women. It can result in infections of the rectum, genitals, and throat. It is most common among people who are ages 15 through 24 years. Gonorrhoea is spread by having anal, vaginal, or oral sex with someone who already has gonorrhoea. A woman can pass along the infection to her newborn infant during childbirth if she is not treated with antibiotics during childbirth. You can reduce your risk of getting gonorrhoea by using latex condoms every time you have sex. Gonorrhoea can cause serious health problems for both you and your baby. It is important to test every pregnant woman for gonorrhoea if she has symptoms and at her first prenatal visit.

Men often have no symptoms at all with gonorrhoea, making it easy to pass it along to sexual partners. Men who have symptoms will have a burning sensation upon urination, a white, green or yellow discharge from the penis, and painful or swollen testicles. Most women with gonorrhoea have no symptoms but if they do, it feels just like a bladder infection. They will have pain and burning on urination, increased vaginal discharge and vaginal bleeding between periods. Gonorrhoea can be cured with antibiotics but you can get it back again if you have sex again with a sex partner who has not been treated with antibiotics for gonorrhoea.


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The author of the substantive medical writing on this website is Dr. Christine Traxler MD whose biography can be read here