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  1. Sexual Problems in Women - Exams and Tests

    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.

  2. Sexual Problems in Women - Prevention

    Women have varied and interrelated reasons for desiring sexual activity and feeling sexually fulfilled. A woman's sexuality is influenced by her physical, psychological, and emotional states. Some causes of sexual problems, such as medical conditions, may

  3. Gynecological Exam for Genital Warts (Human Papillomavirus)

    A gynecological exam for genital warts includes:Visual exam of the vulva.Speculum exam.Bimanual pelvic exam.Rectal exam.Rectovaginal exam.The visual exam and the speculum exam are the most important for diagnosing genital warts.Some health professionals may use an acetowhite test to make the warts more visible. A vinegar solution (weak acetic acid) may be applied to the skin to show the ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Stages of Syphilis - Topic Overview

    Syphilis is described in terms of its four stages: primary, secondary, latent (hidden), and tertiary (late).Primary stageDuring the primary stage, a sore (chancre) that is usually painless develops at the site where the bacteria entered the body. This commonly occurs within 3 weeks of exposure but can range from 10 to 90 days. A person is highly contagious during the primary stage.In men, a chancre often appears in the genital area, usually (but not always) on the penis. These sores are often painless.In women, chancres can develop on the outer genitals or on the inner part of the vagina. A chancre may go unnoticed if it occurs inside the vagina or at the opening to the uterus (cervix), because the sores are usually painless and are not easily visible.Swelling of the lymph nodes may occur near the area of the chancre.A chancre may also occur in an area of the body other than the genitals. The chancre lasts for 3 to 6 weeks, heals without treatment, and may leave a thin scar. But

  6. Syphilis - What Happens

    Learn how syphilis develops.

  7. Sexual Problems in Women - Symptoms

    Symptoms of sexual problems can include: A decrease in the level of desire, which might be expressed by fewer sexual fantasies or thoughts and a reluctance to engage in sexual activity, a decrease in the level of arousal, an inability to reach orgasm afte

  8. Antibiotics for Syphilis

    Drug details for Antibiotics for syphilis.

  9. Sexual Problems in Women - Other Treatment

    Studies of alternative medicines for sexual problems are limited, but some of them show possible benefits. These include studies of herbal supplements and devices.

  10. Syphilis - Symptoms

    Syphilis develops in four stages, each with a different set of symptoms.

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