Women often begin the process of diagnosing a sexual problem by noticing an absence of sexual desire or satisfaction. Your health professional will work with you to identify your symptoms and the history of those symptoms.
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
Gummata are growths of pink, fleshy tissue that contain syphilis bacteria. They may appear as nodules or ulcers or become masses that are like tumors. Gummata are rare. When they do occur, they range from 1 mm to 1 cm in size. Common sites of gummata include the:Skin, where they cause shallow open sores that heal slowly.Mucous membranes. These gummas may become cancerous.Bones, where they cause destruction of bones and pain that is especially severe at night.Eyes, resulting in visual impairment that may lead to blindness.Respiratory system, where they cause hoarseness, breathing problems, and wheezing.Gastrointestinal system, where they cause stomach pain, inability to eat large meals, belching, and weight loss.Antibiotic treatment cures the syphilis infection and stops the development of gummata. But the scar tissue that forms after successful treatment will probably not go away.
Cryotherapy (cryosurgery) destroys genital warts by freezing them with liquid nitrogen.A health professional applies liquid nitrogen to and around the warts.It is applied for 10 to 30 seconds to freeze the tissue, then allowed to thaw, and then frozen again.The size and thickness of the warts determine the number and length of freeze/thaw cycles. Up to three treatments may be needed. Genital ...