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  1. Sexual Problems in Women - When To Call a Doctor

    A common sexual problem is pain during intercourse. Call a health professional for immediate care if sudden, severe pelvic pain occurs with or without vaginal bleeding. Call a health professional if you experience pain or discomfort in your vagina. You ma

  2. Trichomoniasis - What Increases Your Risk

    Learn the risk factors for trichomoniasis (trich).

  3. Syphilis - Topic Overview

    Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) or sexually transmitted infection (STI) that, when left untreated, can progress to a late stage that causes serious health problems.

  4. Laser Surgery for Genital Warts

    A laser can be used to destroy genital warts.Laser surgery is usually done in a health professional's office or clinic.

  5. Sexual Problems in Women - Home Treatment

    Treatment of sexual problems is guided by you, your partner, and your health professional. You may find that it depends largely on changes you try at home.

  6. Home Test for Protein in Urine - Topic Overview

    If you have preeclampsia or chronic kidney disease,your health professional may instruct you to check the protein content in your urine at home. Increased protein is a sign that your kidneys are being damaged. To test your urine on a daily basis,use a simple test kit containing a urine testing strip that you dip into a fresh sample of your urine. Follow the instructions on the kit and find ...

  7. Sexually Transmitted Infections: Genital Exam for Men - Topic Overview

    During a male genital exam for sexually transmitted infections,the doctor: Looks for discharge from the penis. The doctor may put a thin swab into the urethra and take a sample of fluid and cells to test for infections such as chlamydia or gonorrhea. Checks the testicles for swelling and tenderness. May use a small scope to look at the walls of the rectum for discharge and inflammation. May ...

  8. HIV and AIDS: Who Is Affected - Topic Overview

    HIV and AIDS can affect anyone. Worldwide,an estimated 33 million people are living with HIV or AIDS. 1 In the United States,more than a million people are infected with HIV. 2 Many of these people do not know they are infected. Since the use of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) became widespread in 1996,the incidence of AIDS has decreased. Factors responsible for the decline ...

  9. Surgical Removal of Genital Warts by Excision

    Visible genital warts on the penis or vagina or around the anus are removed by cutting them off with a surgical knife (scalpel). Warts on the cervix may be removed by laser or loop electrosurgical excision (LEEP).

  10. Syphilis: Chancre - Topic Overview

    The first symptom of syphilis is a sore called a chancre (say shanker) that is usually painless. The sore begins at the site of infection as a small, solid, raised skin sore less than 1 cm (0.4 in.) across. It develops into a red, usually painless open sore with a scooped-out appearance. The sore usually does not bleed.Two or more chancres may develop at the same time, usually in the genital area, but sometimes on the hands, mouth, or other body surfaces.Chancres contain millions of syphilis bacteria and are highly contagious.

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