Know the basics
What is lymphogranuloma venereum?
Lymphogranuloma venereum is one of the sexually transmitted infections. This is caused by the Chlamydia trachomatis bacterium causes. The bacteria passes through the skin and mucosa was scratched into the lymph nodes, causing congestion around nodes. The disease affects the lymph nodes, external genitalia, even rectum and mouth.
How common is lymphogranuloma venereum?
Lymphogranuloma venereum is a uncommon. Diseases prevalent in the subtropics and tropics. The disease usually occurs in men more than women, ages 20 to 40. You can limit your ability to disease by reducing the risk factors. Please consult your doctor for more information.
Know the symptoms
What are some signs and symptoms of lymphogranuloma venereum?
Symptoms of lymphogranuloma venereum starting from 1 to 4 weeks after exposure, then the external genitalia with bullous phenomenon and sores, but spots can quickly heal. Then the lymph nodes in the groin swelling, redness and tenderness. Abscesses (pockets) form, dripping pus and blood opaque and services. Fever, muscle aches, headache, loss of appetite, vomiting and joint pain may occur.
There may be other symptoms not mentioned. If you have any questions about these signs, please consult your doctor.
When should I see my doctor?
Should you have any symptoms mentioned above or have any concern, you must discuss with your doctor. In case you are taking lymphogranuloma venereum treatment, call your doctor when:
- Your body temperature increases abnomally;
- Having extreme pain which cannot be relieved;
- Suffering diarrhea while using antibiotics;
- Not able to accept medications.
One’s system and status is different from others, so go discuss with your doctor for appropriate diagnosis and treatment.
Know the causes
What causes lymphogranuloma venereum?
The cause of the disease is caused by Chlamydia trachomatis. The bacteria passes through the skin and mucosa was scratched into the lymph nodes surrounding congestion. The disease affects the lymph nodes, external genitalia, even rectum and mouth.
There are also a number of other causes, such as exposure to the bacteria Chlamydia trachomatis media or with patients not sexually.
Know the risk factors
What increases your risk for lymphogranuloma venereum?
These factors may increase the risk of l lymphogranuloma venereum:
- The immune system is weak;
- HIV infection;
- Having other sexually transmitted diseases;
- Having unsafe sex.
Understand the diagnosis & treatment
The information provided is not a substitute for medical advice. ALWAYS consult your doctor.
What are your treatment options for lymphogranuloma venereum?
The common method used to treat lymphogranuloma venereum include:
Antibiotics are used to fight infections and must be taken within 3 weeks.
The pain-killers like acetaminophen, ibuprofen and compresses hot spot can be used to treat the symptoms annoying little.
The patient should eat nutritious to accelerate wound healing.
In some cases, surgery performed to draining lymph node inflammation or abscess incision quit. Complications may occur include chronic inflammation, impotence, disorders of urination and defecation.
What are the most common tests for lymphogranuloma venereum?
Doctors diagnosed based on recent history of exposure, physical examination and blood tests, including tests for sexually transmitted infection. Your doctor can take samples for bacterial cultures wound, if Chlamydia strains or antibodies against the bacteria appear to show that you have the disease
Lifestyle changes & home remedies
What are some lifestyle changes or home remedies that can help me manage lymphogranuloma venereum?
The following lifestyles and home remedies might help you cope with lymphedema (Lymphatic obstruction):
- Having safe sex;
- Take medication as directed by a doctor until the disease;
- It can be recurrent, so you should regularly re-examination by appointment;
- Talk with your partner about the condition so they can visit and get treatment if necessary;
- Take rest when facing the disease. Then you can gradually return to your normal activities.
If you have any questions, please consult with your doctor to better understand the best solution for you.
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Review Date: January 4, 2017 | Last Modified: January 4, 2017