Genital Herpes

Genital Herpes

Genital herpes is a common and highly contagious infection that is usually sexually transmitted. Even though genital herpes are usually caused by herpes simplex virus-2 (HSV-2), it is also possible to be caused by herpes simplex virus -1 (HSV-1), the virus usually responsible for cold sores. Genital herpes transmission can happen via any kind of sex – genital to genital, oral to genital, and genital to anal.     Will I always have symptoms? More often than not, most patients infected with herpes simplex virus (HSV) do not present...

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Pain during Sex

Pain during sex – Shall we talk about it? Dyspareunia or painful sex can be very distressing to couples. The pain can be experienced just before (superficial), during or after (deep) sexual intercourse. This can happen to both sexes, but it is usually more common in women. Unfortunately many people who suffer from this condition do not seek medical attention and suffer in silence. Not only it can potentially affect the relationship with your partner, it could be a sign of an underlying medical condition that may potentially cause...

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Bleeding after Sex (The Causes)

So ladies, lets’ talk about the causes of vaginal bleeding after sex, also known as post coital bleeding. This symptom can be very alarming and scary  and it is one of the major concerns for abnormal vaginal bleeding. While some may think it is normal to have slight bleeding during or after sex and relate it to the nature of the sexual activity, this is not a symptom to be ignored. Post coital bleeding can be due to benign causes or it can be a sign of a serious underlying condition. The bleeding can either be from the cervix, womb or...

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Vaginal lumps and bumps

 Vaginal lumps and bumps At some point, some women may develop lumps, or bumps in the vaginal area. This is a common cause for concern. Most of the time, these lumps or bumps can be nothing to benign cysts, or they could be signs for infection, malignancy or sexually transmitted disease. Harmless Bumps : Harmless bumps in genital region include cysts, molluscum, vestibular papillomatosis (VP) and Fordyce spots. Cysts Ever felt a round lump that feels like a small pebble just under the skin over the vulva? This is usually a cyst. Cysts are...

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Medical Use of Botox

Apart from the aesthetic effects of botox which we are all familiar about, Botox is approved medically to treat several medical conditions. Botox is a drug that is made from neurotoxin produced by a type of bacteria called Clostridium botulinum. When injected in small concentrations, botulinum toxin works by preventing signals from nerve cells from reaching the muscles, resulting in failure for the muscle to contract and paralysis.  Hence apart from it being famous in ironing out wrinkles and lines in our faces, botox can be useful for a...

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