Philip Qing Lu is an experienced Acupuncturist, Chinese Herbal Medicine Practitioner & Chinese Herbal Dispenser with 30 years experience in treating patients with a wide range of health problems. I live in the eastern suburbs, so the Melbourne Sexual Health Centre isn’t particularly convenient – though if it is cheaper/quicker for testing/results, I will consider making the trip there. As such we have provided this information sheet to try to assist doctors caring for these women. You may be advised to take your baby to A&E. The court heard the family lived on a farm at Woodside in the Adelaide Hills and had to travel an hour to an hour and a half to get to a hospital in Adelaide. Some, like gonorrhoea and chlamydia, are a major cause of infertility, especially in women. AIDS, which is caused by HIV, a sexually transmissible virus, is at present an incurable and generally fatal disease.
posted by anonymous to Health & Fitness (4 answers total) Are you near Box Hill? Vulval lichen sclerosus has previously been known by a number of names, including leukoplakia and vulval dystrophy. If the mother is taking antiviral treatment too, this can be excreted in her breast milk but is not thought to cause any harm to the baby. In women, there may be extra vaginal discharge or pain when urinating. Signs of PID include lower abdominal pain, pain during intercourse, and fever, but even PID can be without symptoms. Chlamydia is a serious illness for women, since PID can damage the fallopian tubes and lead to infertility. posted by sunshine arakhan at 8:09 PM on January 18, 2013 [1 favorite]Northside Clinic in North Fitzroy is an extremely good practice that specifically focuses on the LGBT community.
Symptoms and Signs, Risks and Associations of Vulval Lichen Sclerosus General health remains normal. Blisters can also appear around the mouth. The blisters break down into small ulcers and then heal in a few days. The virus remains in the body and can cause recurrent outbreaks, usually of decreasing frequency and severity. Some people experience serious illness during a first outbreak of herpes. posted by Jilder at 1:21 AM on January 19, 2013 This thread is closed to new comments. The labia minora may shrink or be completely resorbed onto the labia majora, and the opening to the vagina may become narrowed, resulting in difficult and painful intercourse.
Women may experience pain when urinating, and sometimes a heavier-than-usual vaginal discharge. Gonorrhoea can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease in women. Signs: Signs of HBV infection vary from none at all to severe illness with yellowing of skin and eyes (jaundice), fever, loss of appetite, tiredness and pain in the joints. Some people (about 10%) become chronic carriers and may infect others. Carrier mothers may transmit the infection to infants. In adult women it can sometimes be associated with autoimmune thyroid dysfunction. Vaccine: Hepatitis is the only STD which can be prevented with a vaccine.
This involves a course of injections; any doctor or clinic can arrange it. The vaccine is safe and effective in nearly all people. Signs of HIV Infection: HIV infection often causes no signs for up to ten years. It is most commonly detected through HIV antibody testing. Daily pads are discouraged. Signs of AIDS: There are many possible signs of AIDS, but the most common are: shortness of breath, persistent dry cough; red or purple skin lesions and fatigue over an extended period of time. Treatment: When confirmed by antibody testing, HIV infection may be treated with zidovudine (AZT) or other new drugs to delay onset of AIDS.
AIDS is still an incurable disease, although some infections occurring in AIDS may be treatable for a time. Signs: A painless sore on the penis or in the vagina, rectum or throat, which may take as long as three months to develop after infection. This may be undetected, and clears up within a few weeks. A 30g tube should last at least 3 months and is quite safe at this level of usage. Signs: Small, painless cauliflower-shaped lumps (warts) may appear on the penis, on the vulva or cervix or in or around the anus. On the penis they are usually visible, but genital warts in women or anal warts in either sex may be undetected. If untreated they may continue to grow and spread.
Infection by wart virus may occur without the development of actual warts. Treatment: Warts often require more than one treatment. Treatment based on the presence of symptoms can risk ongoing scarring. For women, Pap smears every six months are necessary to look for cell changes. If you have any of the signs mentioned, or if you have had sex (particularly vaginal or anal sex without a condom) with a person who you later learn has an STD, you may have an STD. You should do the following things. See a doctor immediately.
Do not wait in the hope that the signs will go away. Treatment frequency will need to be increased (usually daily) for a week or more. If you do not have a regular doctor, or if you do not want to see your regular doctor about this problem, contact the Melbourne Sexual Health Centre. The Centre is at 580 Swanston Street, Carlton, and the phone number is (03) 9347 0244. The services of the Centre are completely free and confidential. Appointments are required. The Melbourne Sexual Health Centre will also be able to help with enquiries from rural Victoria, telephone: 1800 032 017.
Often the ointment is applied in a general area but not to the problematic area. If you know who you caught an STD from, or if you think you may have passed an STD on to someone else, discuss with your doctor the best way of telling that person that they need medical attention for proper diagnosis and treatment.