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Sexually Transmitted Diseases

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The stigmas revolving around Sexually transmitted diseases often prevent people from seeking medical help. At Surya Hospital we prioritize your comfort and strive to treat you with dignity.

What are Sexually Transmitted Diseases?

Sexually Transmitted Diseases or STDs are a result of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), however, both terms are often used interchangeably.  

The term is used to describe any disease that results from infection communicated via sexual contact. STDs can affect anyone, irrespective of gender and nearly half of the cases are diagnosed in the age group of 15 to 25 years. 

More than 1 million sexually transmitted infections are acquired on a daily basis, across the globe, but, not all of these lead to sexually transmitted diseases. 

Types of Sexually Transmitted Diseases

There are several different types of sexually transmitted diseases, with some being more common than others. Some of the most common of these have been listed below:

When should you consider seeing our experts?

The symptoms one experiences primarily depend upon the type of sexually transmitted disease. It is also important to note that these may vary from one person to another and some people might be asymptomatic for quite a long time.

Common symptoms that call for the need for proper medical attention include:

What causes Sexually Transmitted Diseases?

Sexually transmitted diseases are caused by advanced sexually transmitted infections spread by the exchange of infected body fluids, which is most likely to happen during sexual intercourse.

While some sexually transmitted infections can progress to become sexually transmitted diseases, others don't.

Some STDs can also be transmitted by skin-to-skin contact or needle sharing.

Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Pregnancy

There are certain sexually transmitted diseases and infections that a mother can pass to her baby during pregnancy or at the time of birth. These include syphilis, genital warts and AIDS.

Sexually transmitted diseases like pelvic inflammatory disease can also interfere with a womans ability to conceive and increase the risks of ectopic pregnancy.

If you suspect that you might be at risk of sexually transmitted disease you can consider the following:

Prevention of Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Sexually transmitted diseases spread via sexual contact and the best way to lower the risks of these is to practice safe sex. Here are a few tips that you may find helpful:

How we diagnose you

At Surya Hospital, our experts perform a number of tests to confirm the diagnosis of Sexually Transmitted Diseases.

These may include any of the following:

If you are sexually active, it is advisable to go for regular screenings to ensure early diagnosis.


Our experts curate personalized treatments based on the type of sexually transmitted disease and the severity of the symptoms.

While some people respond well to antibiotics and other oral/topical medicines, lifestyle modification and surgical intervention may be recommended to others.

If you planning for a pregnancy, we will guide you throughout the journey with the best care and treatments, ensuring a safe pregnancy and childbirth.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can Sexually Transmitted Infections be transmitted through Breastfeeding?

Yes, some Sexually Transmitted Infections can be transmitted from an infected mother to her baby during breastfeeding. At Surya Hospital, we have a specialized Human Milk Bank to ensure proper nutrition for the babies in such cases. 

Is it possible to have a Sexually Transmitted Disease without knowing it?

Yes, it is quite possible for a person to have a Sexually Transmitted Disease without even knowing about it. This is because some patients are completely Asymptomatic. This is the reason why we, at Surya Hospital, always emphasize the importance of going for regular screenings. 

What are the Symptoms of Gonorrhoea?

Various symptoms that could be an indication of Gonorrhoea include:

  • Painful urination
  • Unusual vaginal discharge
  • Lower abdominal pain 
  • Abdominal tenderness
  • Heavy or irregular menstrual flow
How often should one get screened for Sexually Transmitted Diseases?

Women who are Sexually active should get tested for Sexually Transmitted Diseases like Gonorrhoea and Chlamydia every year. HPV test, with or without a Pap smear, should be done once in 5 years. 

Is Abnormal Vaginal Discharge always a sign of Sexually Transmitted Disease?

Abnormal Vaginal Discharge is a sign of Sexually Transmitted Diseases but not always. This can also be a result of other health issues like yeast infection or hormonal imbalance. 

Still have questions?

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