Vaginal & Penile Bacterial Infection Treatment
Some bacterial infections that are sexual transmitted can cause urethral burning and discharge in men and vaginal discharge and discomfort in women.
There is increasing evidence of a link between these kinds of infections and infertility. In addition, certain infections such as streptococcus B can cause difficulties at childbirth.
As such, it is important to get tested if you have had unprotected sex. Testing involves a simple swab and treatment is a course of antibiotics.
This test is part of our full sexual health screen or can be ordered as an individual test.
More information about penile infections:
Some penile infections remain without symptoms for some time so if you have had unprotected sex, you should consider getting tested regardless of whether or not you are experiencing symptoms.
Penile inflammation is a sign of infection, injury or irritation and presents as soreness, redness, sometimes swelling, burning and itching.
Where a penis is not circumcised, this condition can happen beneath the foreskin. You might notice white or yellow discharge fluid or pus from the tip of the penis or beneath the foreskin.
This condition does cause discomfort and pain usually. You might feel sore after sex.
There are number of different causes and types of infection including:
These infections all have treatment available so do not delay in getting tested to prevent your condition worsening and to prevent transmission to others.
More information about vaginal infections:
The most common vaginal infection is called bacterial vaginosis, which tends to produce vaginal discharge and is caused by an overgrowth of normal Gardnerella and other bacteria.
If you experience unusual discharge, you should get tested to ensure that more serious infections such as chlamydia and gonorrhoea are excluded.
You might also be suffering from a yeast infection or a sexually transmitted disease called trichomoniasis.