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STDs and Genital Warts

Sexual intimacy is not without reasonable risks of STD, the key is in minimising these risks.

We are social beings, we do not thrive in isolation. When we choose to engage in physical sexual intimacy with another person, even with protection, we are still exposing ourselves to a small acceptable risk of an STD.

It is sad that STDs and genital warts cause some to feel embarrassed to the point, some delay seeking treatment. It is important to seek medical treatment early, because the problem can be nipped at the bud, resolved or contained.

 

What is your STD risk?

What types of sex have you had? Anal? Oral? Vaginal? Rimming?  Each of these will confer a different risk of STDs. Depending on the type of sexual activity you engage in, we will assess your risk through an STD screening approach. No unnecessary testing will be conducted. 

 

Mycoplasma Genitalium: the STD you rarely hear about

Mycoplasma Genitalium is an STD that many are unaware of, and is rarely covered in most screenings. Be aware of the possibility of mycoplasma genitalium if you have STD symptoms even when your STD tests have all come back negative. Ask for a Mycoplasma Genitalium DNA test.

If left untreated or improperly managed, such as through the wrong use of antibiotics, it can cause infertility and chronic prostate infections.

Genital Warts

Genital warts are unsightly infectious clusters of skin coloured lesion that can look like a cauliflower. Genital warts can be caused by various types of viruses like the Molluscum Cantagiosum Virus (MCV) and the HPV virus. Any bumps in the genital areas should be shown to your doctor, so that the correct diagnosis can be made as not all bumps are warts.

 

Treatment Options for Genital Warts

A CO2 laser is our preferred method to vaporise warts as it has better precision and scarring is reduced.

After the injection of a local anesthetic, the warts are desiccated with electrosurgery, which uses special tips powered by electricity to damage the warts. The warts are physically removed on the same day of the procedure.

We use drugs such as podophyllotoxins to hamper the division and growth of the warts. The drug must be applied by a doctor and is not prescribed to patients to use on their own at home.

Aldara cream come in little sachets and can be applied to warts on a daily basis. Although, they work far more slowly compared to lasers or electrocautery, they are painless. And can be applied by yourself at home unlike podophyllotoxins. 

We’re here to answer even the most sensitive and intimate questions. Take the first step, and we’ll take care of the rest.

FAQ

Can I get an STD from oral sex?

It’s a huge misconception to think that you can’t get an STD from oral sex. STDs such as chlamydia, gonorrhoea, herpes, HPV and syphilis can be spread through oral sex. Anyone exposed to an infected partner can get an STD in the mouth, throat, genitals, or rectum.

You can lower your chances of giving or getting STDs during oral sex by using a condom, dental dam or other barrier method each and every time you have oral sex. 

 

How long does it take to cure genital warts?

If you have a good intact immune system, the lesions can clear completely within 6 to 12 months. In some cases, the disease can persist for 3 to 5 years and can occasionally leave scars.

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2021-06-03
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2021-05-04
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Malanai -
2020-08-28
Dr Jess is an amazing doctor with a beautiful heart. What I really love about her is that is super realistic. She does not promise rapid/fake results. She is very humble and I really like it that spent her time to talk and explain to me about my condition in detail. I have been to so many other doctors for the same. They will just talk briefly and try to push me to start the treament on the spot / nurses will start discussing on pricing.Wasted my time and money in the wrong clinic before. However, Dr Jess is just different.She is not greedy. Very helpful and high level of professionlism and empathy.And her staff Hani is super sweet too. Customer service top notch. Sometime I send message so late when i need something urgently. Hani will still reply to me patiently. I am so lucky I finally found the best doctor and her assitant for my lady needs 🙂 . I only have one regret-I didnt find them earlier.
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2020-06-30
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Lynn Tang
2020-06-17
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We’re here to answer even the most sensitive and intimate questions. Take the first step, and we’ll take care of the rest.