Sexual Health is the foundation for physical health-III

Last week few STDs and their symptoms were discussed. Some more widespread STDs and their ghastly influence on general health and sexual health also a broad picture of impotency will be discussed in this episode.

Chlamydia is another common STD that many people ignore. Coming to the symptoms in women, At least 70% of them with chlamydia don’t notice any symptoms. In case someone gets symptoms, the most common are pain when urinating, unusual vaginal discharge, and pain in the tummy or pelvis, pain during sex, bleeding after sex, bleeding between periods. If chlamydia is left untreated, it can spread to the womb and cause a serious condition called pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). This is a major cause of ectopic pregnancy and infertility in women.

An ectopic pregnancy occurs when a fertilized egg implants and grows outside the main cavity of the uterus. An ectopic pregnancy most often occurs in a fallopian tube, which carries eggs from the ovaries to the uterus. This type of ectopic pregnancy is called a tubal pregnancy.

Sometimes, an ectopic pregnancy occurs in other areas of the body, such as the ovary, abdominal cavity, or the lower part of the uterus (cervix), which connects to the vagina. An ectopic pregnancy can’t proceed normally. The fertilized egg can’t survive, and the growing tissue may cause life-threatening bleeding if left untreated.

Considering Symptoms in men at least half of all men with chlamydia don’t notice any symptoms. If they do get symptoms, the most common include pain when urinating, white, cloudy, or watery discharge from the tip of the penis, burning or itching in the urethra (the tube that carries urine out), and pain in the testicles. If chlamydia is left untreated, the infection can cause swelling in the epididymis (the tubes that carry sperm from the testicles) and also in the testicles. This could affect the fertility potential of men.

Chlamydia can also infect the rectum (back passage). People engaged in unprotected anal sex – this can cause discomfort and discharge from the rectum and pain and soreness in the throat in those practicing unprotected oral sex. The eyes if they come into contact with infected semen or vaginal fluid – can cause eye redness, pain, and discharge (conjunctivitis) this is uncommon and usually causes no symptoms.

The other uncommon infections that are transmitted during sexual intercourse are Genital herpes, HPV, Pubic lice, and Trichomoniasis.

Genital herpes can often be spread by skin-to-skin contact during sexual activity. Some people infected with the virus may have very mild symptoms or no symptoms. They can still able to spread the virus. Other people have pain, itching, and sores around the genitals, anus, or mouth.

There is no complete cure for genital herpes but by boosting immunity and under medical supervision some cases can be cured also relapse can be prolonged for a long time. Symptoms often show up again after the first outbreak. Medicine can ease symptoms. It also lowers the risk of infecting others. Condoms can help prevent the spread of a genital herpes infection. Most people infected with HSV don’t know they have it. They may have no symptoms or have very mild symptoms.

Symptoms start about 2 to 12 days after exposure to the virus. They may include Pain or itching around the genitals, small bumps or blisters around the genitals, anus, or mouth, and painful ulcers that form when blisters rupture and ooze or bleed. Scabs that form as the ulcers heal, painful urination, discharge from the urethra, the tube that releases urine from the body, and discharge from the vagina. During the first outbreak, some people experience flu-like symptoms such as Fever, Headache, Body aches, and swollen lymph nodes in the groin. (to be concluded).