The Venereologist is a qualified specialist, a doctor who conducts diagnostics and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases, including classical venereal diseases (for example, syphilis, gonorrhea), comparatively newly diagnosed pathologies (genital herpes, trichomoniasis), skin diseases sexual intercourse, as well as HIV infection, hepatitis C and B. When asked who the venereologist is and what he does, one should also mention the conduct of preventive examinations. If you had unprotected sexual intercourse and you do not have a regular sexual partner, you need to contact a venerologist for a test.
When should I go to a venereologist?
The main symptoms when one should contact a venereologist immediately, are the following:
separation from the penis in men, from the vagina - in women;
rash on the skin in the genital area;
rezi, burning and painful sensations when urinating;
pain in the process of sexual intercourse.
However, it should be remembered that some infections can occur secretly and cause the development of complications such as inflammation of the uterus and its appendages, prostatitis, epidemitis, infertility, and that is why, in the absence of a regular sexual partner, it is necessary to periodically undergo a preventive examination.
What tests do I need to take when I contact a venereologist?
Patients who are suspected of having a sexual infection should immediately seek help from a polyclinic and consult what tests should be taken when contacting a venereologist. Typically, this is a blood test, urine, feces, smear from the genital tract, enzyme immunoassay, as well as PCR analysis (poly-dimensional chain reaction), DNA research, bakposev.
What diagnostic methods does the venereologist use?
If a person is suspected of having a sexual infection, the patient should undergo a diagnostic examination. To find out what diagnostic methods the venereologist uses, you can directly visit a doctor. In particular, for an accurate diagnosis, an internal examination of the patient is performed, the symptomatology of the disease is revealed (for example, pain during emptying of the bladder, discharge from the genital tract), a blood test and a swab of genital organs are taken.
Diagnosis of venous diseases includes a microscopic examination of the smear (direct or luminescent), seeding of the material for bakisledovaniya on nutrient media, enzyme immunoassay, a method of poly-dimensional chain reaction, the detection of antibodies.
What does the venereologist do?
If there is itching and discharge from the genitals, cuts during urination, rashes in the genital area or any other symptoms of sexually transmitted diseases, diagnostic examination should be performed immediately, what the venereologist is doing. After taking all the tests and establishing an accurate diagnosis, the patient must undergo the full course of treatment prescribed by a qualified specialist.
What diseases are treated by the venereologist?
The answer to the question of which diseases the venereologist treats lies on the surface: these are sexually transmitted diseases, or rather, infectious diseases of the genitourinary tract, transmitted sexually. The causative agents of sexually transmitted infections, which are treated by a venereologist, are pathogens, which are currently known for about twenty species. The diseases of the genital area include the following:
Herpes simplex organs
Inguinal granuloma, etc.
Advice of a venerologist
To maintain the health of the sexual sphere, every adult should strictly follow the advice of a venereologist, namely:
For every sexual act, be sure to use a condom or other contraceptive;
Use local antibacterial agents;
In the absence of a regular sexual partner, periodically undergo a survey for the timely detection of sexual infections;
If you are concerned about discharge from the genital tract, itching, burning or other symptoms of sexually transmitted diseases, immediately seek help from a doctor;
In case of detection of a venereal disease, be sure to inform your sexual partner;
Avoid promiscuous sexual relations and lead a healthy lifestyle.
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Medical expert editor
Portnov Alexey Alexandrovich
Education: Kiev National Medical University. A.A. Bogomolets, Specialty - "General Medicine"
An andrologist is a doctor who must thoroughly study and know the anatomical features of the male body, his embryology and physiology, possible defects and deviations in the development of the genitourinary system.
The recommendations contained in this guide are limited only to the identification and treatment of sexually transmitted infections, as well as the conditions that are commonly observed in the management of cases of these infections.