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Proud Urology Clinic provides full examination of all possible STDs. Below are some of the most common STDs that requires medical treatment. If you believe that you have the symptom of these STDs, please do not hesitate and contact us through the form below for having an email consultation about your symptom. And our english consultant will assist the whole process when you come to our clinic. 

 

Helpful Tip 

As STD tests are relatively lower in costs (comparing to other surgical procedure), we recommend foreigners residing in Korea to make an appointment for the STD checkup. Please be aware that fees can differ based on which STD tests you are taking. Also, if you have insurance in Korea you will be able to get a lower fee for the test.

 

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You may visit our clinic without an appointment, however, on busy days there can be waiting time.  You may also feel free to ask us any questions regarding the STD test through the form down below.

 

The most common sexually transmitted disease is urethritis. Untreated treatment can lead to irreversible complications not only to you but also to your partner.

Urethritis

Urethritis is the most common sexually transmitted disease. Urethritis can be divided into several types depending on the causative bacteria — the most common is gonorrhea. Gonorrhea is caused by germs called gonorrhea and urticaria caused by bacteria other than gonorrhea is collectively referred to as non-gonococcal urethritis. The most common cause of these non-gonococcal urethritis is the clamedia, which can be caused by Mycoplasma, Candida, Trichomonas or Herpes virus.

Infection Route of Urethritis

Most are transmitted through sexual intercourse through the vagina, mouth and anus.

The penis or tongue may be transmitted without being inserted into the vagina, mouth, rectum, or without exchange of secretions. The risk of transmission becomes very high if you insert or exchange secretions.

Symptoms of Urethritis

Symptoms of Urethritis

1. Symptoms of urethritis usually appear after a 2 days to 1 month after sexual intercourse.

2. Discomfort in the urethra, pain or burning sensation during urination, itching, redness of the urethral organs, etc. may occur through the urethra.

3. In the case of gonorrhea, delayed treatment can cause complications, but it is relatively easy to treat and non-gonococcal urethritis is difficult to find so there are possible recurrence.

4. Approximately 10-40% of patients have recurrence after antibiotic treatment.

Diagnosis of Urethritis

1. Gonorrhea culture test: You can stain gonorrhea after smearing urethral swab specimen or urethral discharge, or you can test gonorrhea culture by smearing urethra secretion on selective medium.

2. Nucleic Acid Amplification Test: In recent years, urine secretion or first urine can be sampled and nucleic acid amplification test (PCR) can be performed to diagnose the causative organism at the same time.

Treatment of Urethritis

Your partner may also be treated to prevent future recurrence.

You need to find the cause of Urethritis and proceed proper treatment for you and  your partner in order to prevent future recurrence. Especially in women, even if you are infected with a causative organism of urethritis, symptoms are often absent or mild, so you should always take a test after a suspicious sexual contact.

If you delay your treatment for sexually transmitted diseases, it can cause more complications in the future. We will keep your health and privacy secure at Proud Urology Clinic.

Gonorrhea

Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted disease caused by Neisseria Gonorrhea. Gonorrhea affects men and women’s urethra, epididymis, anus or rectum, mouth or throat, and women’s uterus and fallopian tubes.

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Gonorrhea Infection Pathway

Gonorrhea is transmitted through sexual intercourse through the vagina, mouth, and anus. Gonorrhea can spread even when the penis or tongue is not fully inserted into the vagina, mouth, or rectum, and even when secretions are not exchanged. The risk of transmission becomes very high if you insert or exchange secretions.

Gonorrhea Symptoms

Most men develop symptoms between about two to seven days after infection. The symptoms may occur the next day or 30 days after infection. Most women have no symptoms and the initial symptoms are usually mild. However, symptoms usually occur within 10 days. If gonorrhea develops in the mouth, most (90%) have no symptoms, but sore throat and pain.

gonorrhea symptoms

Male: When the urine comes out from the urethra or when urinating, the urethra causes sore or stinging symptoms.

Female: The vaginal discharge is high during the sexual intercourse and it is painful during urination. Female often have no symptoms and early symptoms are usually mild.

Diagnosis of Gonorrhea

1. Gynecological Culture Test: After smearing urethral swab specimen or urethral discharge, you can stain Gram stain to identify germs, or urethral secretions can be applied to a selective medium for germ culture test.

2. Nucleic Acid Amplification Test: In recent years, the first urine collected from the urethra or urine can be sampled and tested for nucleic acid amplification (PCR).

Gonorrhea Treatment

Persons infected with gonorrhea should be considered to have the potential to infect others from the time they first get in contact with the carrier until the treatment is complete.

They can be treated with injections and oral medicines, and all sex partners should be examined and treated and should not have sexual intercourse until the treatment is complete. When performing a cure assessment test using the nucleic acid amplification test (PCR), the test should be performed three weeks after the end of treatment to avoid false positive results.

The sexually transmitted diseases are embarrassing, and if you hide them, they will cause even more complications.
We will keep privacy and health together at Proud Urology Clinic.

Chlamydia

It is a sexually transmitted disease by bacteria name chlamydia trachomatis.
Chlamydia can attack cells that make up the mucous membranes of the eyelid, urethra, cervix, endometrium, and fallopian tube and can also live in the mucous membranes of the rectum and throat.

Chlamydia Infection Pathway

Chlamydia is transmitted by sexual intercourse through the vagina or anus, and oral sex does not spread well.

During sexual intercourse, secretions can reach the eye, or chlamydia can be transmitted to the eye through the hands.

Symptoms of Chlamydia

No symptoms 50% – Chlamydia in most adult women and 50% men has no symptoms.

Has symptoms 50% – Symptoms occur approximately 7 to 21 days after infection
– Urethral discharge, urethral itching, dysuria, testicular pain, conjunctivitis

In most adult women and 50% of men, chlamydia has no symptoms.
Most men develop symptoms after about 7 to 21 days of infection with Chlamydia.

Chlamydia’s symptoms are similar to gonorrhea, and gonorrhea and chlamydia infections are often confused with each other.
In men, urethral discharge, urethral itching, dysuria, testicular pain, and conjunctivitis may occur.

Diagnosis of Chlamydia

In recent years, the urine secretion or first urine is collected, and nucleic acid amplification test (PCR) can be performed to diagnose causative bacteria at the same time.

Treatment of Chlamydia

It can be treated mainly with oral medicines. If you have gonorrhea, treat the chlamydia with it because it is similar to the symptoms of gonorrhea and chlamydia.

All sex partners should be examined and treated and should not have sexual intercourse until the treatment is complete.
When performing a cure assessment test using the nucleic acid amplification test (PCR), the test should be performed three weeks after the end of treatment to avoid false positive results.

The sexually transmitted diseases are embarrassing, and if you hide them, they will cause even more complications. We will keep privacy and health together at Proud Urology.

Genital Herpes

Genital herpes is a contagious disease caused by the herpes virus.
Once infected, the herpes virus can remain in your body and continue to recur.

Herpes Infection Route

Herpes is transmitted through direct skin contact. When the skin of a person who has a virus touches the mucous membrane of the other person, it spreads.

Usually, the skin is spread through the mucous membranes of the oral mucosa or urethra or genital area because the virus is hard to penetrate.

Type 1 usually causes blistering around the lips, while Type 2 causes blisters mainly around the genitals and anal. Recently, however, due to the effects of oral sex, type 2 infections around the lips and genital type 1 infection is increasing.

Symptoms of Herpes

The average latent period is about 6 days (1 to 26 days) due to recurrent chronic disease.

About two-thirds of herpes carriers infect others without knowing that they have herpes.

The symptoms are very mild or very rare in most patients.
A characteristic lesion is a bulbous colony on the red spot lesion and the lesion progresses to pustule, ulcer and finally to the formation of the scab.

Diagnosis of Herpes

If you have a bladder-like lesion in your genitals, you can do a virus removal test using the blisters.

This is a test that can be performed regardless of the latency period. Other skin lesions, such as syphilis and ductal lesions, which may look similar to herpes, can also be detected through a test.

If blisters do not exist, there is a way to detect herpes antibodies by blood test.

Treatment of Herpes

The effect of antiviral drugs is better than antiviral ointment.
As with other diseases caused by the virus, there is no cure to cure herpes.
If you have a lesion, it is best to take antiviral drugs, and antiviral drugs are better than antiviral ointments.

It is advisable to take antiviral drugs as soon as possible if you are suspected of recurrence.

In order to prevent the spread of the disease during the period of the lesion or symptom should be abstinence until the lesion is completely re-epithelialization and sexual contact should be avoided.

The sexually transmitted diseases are embarrassing, and if you hide them, they will cause even more complications.
We will keep privacy and health together at Proud Urology Clinic.

Pruning

Genital warts (epidemic condyloma, gonorrhea) are caused by the infection of the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), which can occur as a small papule around the genitals, anus, and vulva, or they can form chicken pox or chinese cabbage.

Infection Pathways of Gonorrhea

Approximately 30 different types of HPV can cause genital infections and most infections are temporary and are suppressed by the normal human immune system, but there is always the possibility of reactivation or reinfection. type 6, 11 are associated with genital warts and types 16, 18, 31, and 45 are observed in approximately 80% of cervical cancers.

It is predominantly caused by sexually active young people and is primarily transmitted by sexual contact, but it can also be transmitted by routes other than sexual contact.

Symptoms of Glomerulus

If you have a 1-8 month incubation period and a lesion develops, symptoms may appear for months to years.

It may have a slightly raised papule or chrysanthemum mass shape and may be present on the skin of the penis, vagina, or other genitals.

In general, lesions are clustered but rarely sporadic.
Most are infected at a young age, and over 80% are naturally lost within 18 months.

Diagnosis of Gonorrhea

Diagnosis can be made immediately if the visual appearance is visible.
However, if it is not typical, it is important to have a biopsy to confirm the presence of a sexually transmitted disease that may be associated with it.

If there is a nodule at the entrance of the urethra, it may be necessary to evaluate the possibility that it is present inside the urethra.

Treatment of Gonorrhea

The goal of treatment is to eliminate exogenous warts and improve symptoms and symptoms rather than eradicating HPV.

Electrocautery, laser cautery, surgery – It can be removed or surgically removed by burning with electrocautery or laser ablation.
Medicine – There is little effect on the progression of the pore, and it can be used as a supplement after laser cauterization or surgical removal.

It should be remembered that even if you remove visible lesions, the recurrence of the remaining virus is good and that the recurrence can occur only once after treatment.

It is important to carefully observe whether a small, similar-shaped wart occurs again, and it is important to remove it immediately at an early stage.

Syphilis is a terrible disease that can lead to death if left unattended.
The systematic treatment system of Proud Urology Clinic will help you cure that issue.

Syphilis

Syphilis is a disease that occurs when syphilis enters the sex and causes a hard ulcer and warts in the penis.

Unlike other sexually transmitted diseases, it penetrates into the blood and progresses to the first, second, and third stages, which is a terrible disease that can lead to death.

(There is no symptom at all in the incubation period, but symptom appears, but symptom disappears naturally even if it is not treated.)
When a blood test is conducted among patients who are suspected of having sexually transmitted diseases, syphilis is found in about 5%.

Infection Route of Syphilis

The causative organism is caused by penetrating the blood through the skin of Treponema pallidum.

It spreads mainly through wounds and spreads from local symptoms, causing systemic symptoms and severe deaths.

Symptoms of Syphilis

First syphilis: Chancre (Chancre) – It occurs about 3 to 90 days after infection with syphilis. There is usually a painless ulcer that looks like a crater of the moon. Ulcers may last up to five weeks.

Ulcers disappear by themselves, but syphilis remains intact. Local lymph node enlargement may also occur.

second syphilis – It occurs about 2 to 6 months after infection with syphilis. Skin rash on the palms and soles will last for 2 to 6 weeks.
Gray ulcers can also occur in the mouth and neck. It can also lead to progressive fatigue and hair loss.

Third syphilis – It starts about 2 to 30 years after the infection. Small bumps on skin, bones and internal organs. It can also cause heart and blood vessel problems.

Cranial nerves can cause problems and cause vision loss.

Diagnosis of Syphilis

Screening tests for syphilis include the non-syphilis test, the Venereal Disease Research Laboratory (VDRL), and the Rapid Plasma Reagin (RPR) test. However, these tests are not actually syphilis, but they are likely to have a false positive test result and may result in false positive results in cases of viral infection, lymphoma, tuberculosis, donor tissue disease, or pregnancy.
Therefore, if the screening test is positive, it should be confirmed by FTA-ABS (Fluorescent Treponemal Antibody Absorption) test or TPHA (Treponema pallidum hemagglutination assay) test.
These tests can remain positive even if the syphilis is completely cured and no further treatment is needed.
If syphilis is suspected, a CSF test should be performed.

Treatment of Syphilis

PCN intramuscular injection is the best treatment for treatment.
In order to achieve the therapeutic goal, the drug should be continued for a long period of time, even at low doses. In order to do this, 1.2 million units of benzathine PG are injected intramuscularly into both buttocks.
In the case of hypersensitivity to PCN, prescribed medication can be replaced by intramuscular injection and oral dosing with prescribed medication.
After 3, 6, and 12 months after drug administration, the VDRL should be checked to determine changes in levels.

The sexually transmitted diseases are embarrassing, and if you hide them, they will cause even more complications.
We will protect privacy and health in Proud Urology Clinic.

Ductility

It is a sexually transmitted disease caused by bacteria called Haemophilus ducreyi. Unlike a typical symptom that occurs when syphilis is caught, it is a name attached because the ulcer is touched softly.

Infected Pathway of Ductility

The causative organism, Haemophilus ducreyi, enters the bloodstream through the skin. It becomes infected mainly through wound.

Symptoms of Softness

There is a difference between the malleability and the first syphilis, but it shows painful ulcers and little enlargement from the genitalia and no systemic disease.

The latency period is from 5 to 14 days. In men, it occurs mainly in the foreskin of the penis, the coronal groove of the glans, and the body of the penis. It starts with papules and pustules, and when it ruptures, it causes painful inflammatory ulcers.

Approximately 30% of patients develop painful inguinal lymphadenitis and may naturally rupture.

Diagnosis of Ductility

If there is more than one painful genital ulcer and local lymphadenopathy, and syphilis and herpes simplex virus infection are excluded, it can be diagnosed clinically. Recently, PCR has been used to diagnose syphilis, simple herpes It can detect all viruses and is widely used.

Treatment of Ductility

Prescribe medication can be treated with intramuscular injection, and weekly improvement within 3 days after treatment and objective improvement within 7 days. If the size of the ulcer is large, the recovery may take more than two weeks.

The sexually transmitted diseases are embarrassing, and if you hide them, they will cause even more complications.
We will protect privacy and health in Proud Urology Clinic.

Symptoms of Phthirus Pubis Linnaeus & Scabies

Phthirus Pubis Linnaeus – Humans are the only carriers, usually present in the conspiracy, but can also be found in the chest, armpit, etc. Infection occurs even when there is no direct sex or sexual contact.

Cats or teeth with hair are observed and itching, redness, and skin irritation symptoms may occur.

Scabies – It is caused mainly by dense contact between people, not by sexual contact, and it causes severe nighttime itching. As a result of itching, papules or nodules can form around the genital area, and in severe cases, it can lead to acne.

Diagnosis of Phthirus Pubis Linnaeus & Scabies

Phthirus Pubis Linnaeus – Diagnosis is made on the basis of typical clinical symptoms. If you are unable to find a definite diagnosis, you can inspect the larva or its microscope in a container.

Scabies – Scrub the suspicious skin and obtain a tick or egg and then examine it with a microscope.

Treatment of Phthirus Pubis Linnaeus & Scabies

Phthirus Pubis Linnaeus – Apply 1% prescribed medication lotion or cream to affected hairs and rinse after 4 minutes.

Scabies – After drying the skin, apply 1% prescribed medication lotion or cream over the skin from neck to toe and rinse after 8 hours.

You can not tell if you are infected with AIDS.
AIDS can also keep your immune system properly if treated well.

AIDS

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a virus that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).

This infection is usually called HIV infection.

When infected with HIV, the immune cells in our body are infected and destroyed by this virus, so the immunity is reduced, resulting in various infectious diseases and tumors and death.

AIDS or Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome is a condition in which the body’s immune system is severely compromised and these infections and tumors begin to appear.

AIDS Infection Pathway

The HIV virus is divided into HIV-1 and HIV-2. HIV-1 is spreading worldwide and causing HIV infection.

Viruses can be detected in all liquids that come out of the body, but they are present in high concentrations in blood or semen.

Blood, semen, vaginal secretions, or mucous membranes or skin breaks can infect you if you are infected with HIV.

The pathway of HIV infection is transmitted from the mother to the newborn when it is transmitted by sexual contact, by blood transfusions, by blood products, by accidents such as needle sticks from hospital workers.

Symptoms of AIDS

Acute HIV syndrome occurs after an initial incubation period of 1 to 6 weeks after infection and causes fever, paralysis, boredom, sore throat, and appetite. Muscle arthralgia, headache, stiff neck, nausea and diarrhea.

In most cases, it is similar to a cold body, so it is easy to get over it.
If the immunity drops below a certain level, there are many types of infectious diseases that rarely occur in healthy people, and immune deficiency can lead to death due to a significant number of malignant tumors.

Diagnosis of AIDS

Blood tests can help diagnose HIV infection.
Infection can be diagnosed by examining the blood for antibodies to HIV and for detecting HIV antigens directly.

If a positive result is detected in the screening test, a confirmation test is performed again to confirm the infection, and a confirmation test is performed using the Western blotting test.

Even if a positive screening test is available, you do not need to worry about it beforehand because it does not count as an HIV infection.

Treatment of AIDS

Until now, there has not yet been developed a therapeutic agent that can completely normalize the immune system destroyed by HIV infection, but a preventive vaccine against it is under development and usually treated with so-called cocktail therapy using three kinds of drugs at the same time.

In recent years, there has been developed a treatment that can strongly inhibit the HIV virus, so even if you are infected with HIV, you can keep your immunity properly if you are well treated.

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